About Heartcharter.eu website

The Heartcharter.eu website has been developed under the direction of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The aim of the website is to provide an exchange platform for the European Heart Health Charter

Funding

The European Heart Health Charter initiative arises from the project "European Heart Health Strategy - EUROHEART" which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Public Health Programme

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About the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents more than 52,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe. The ESC achieves this through a variety of scientific and educational activities including the coordination of clinical practice guidelines, educational courses and initiatives, pan-European surveys on specific disease areas and the ESC Annual Congress, the largest medical meeting in Europe.

About the European Heart Network (EHN)

The European Heart Network (EHN) is an alliance of heart foundations and likeminded non-governmental organisations throughout Europe, with member organisations in 26 countries. EHN plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular disease through advocacy, networking and education so that it is no longer a major cause of premature death and disability throughout Europe.

About the European Commission (EC)

The European Commission has developed a more coordinated approach to European health policy: a high level of human health protection should be assured in setting out all Community policies.

About the World Health Organization (WHO) European Office

The World Health Organization (WHO) European Office - is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 53 countries make up the WHO European Region.