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“One Europe for Global Health” is a civil society coalition that bundles the voices from a diversity of professional organizations and citizens across Europe and around the world. This initiative stems from the mobilisation of several members who met in Lyon on the occasion of the European Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs meeting during the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in February 2022. The resulting “One Europe for Global Health Declaration” (initially “Lyon Declaration for a European Health Union”), urges European stakeholders in Global Health and One Health to:

  1. Make a long-term commitment to future generations, to enhance preparedness and build more resilient societies
  2. Think and act globally, regionally and locally – a “glocal” approach
  3. Come together in equity and solidarity within Europe and beyond 
  4. Limit silos with more intersectoral cooperation
  5. Commit to good governance for a European Health Union 


Organisation & membership

The One Europe for Global Health coalition is managed by a Steering Committee which leads a Coordination Committee includingAdvisory Experts from Civil Society Organizations and Partner Foundation ExpertsIn addition to the Coordination Committee, the coalition includes a diversity of Members directly involved in the organisation supporting it and contributing to the overall One Europe for Global Health mission. 

The One Europe for Global Health coalition is supported by foundations that provide the financial support for its development in addition to the commitment of their experts. The French Foundation Center (CFF) and Philea (the European network of foundations) are among the founding members of this initiative. We welcome all professionals, civil society, professional networks and organizations committed to Global Health and One Health priorities to strengthen a coalition that contributes to building a European Health Union with a Global vision!