The Medicines in Europe Forum (MiEF), founded in March 2002, is an informal European network of organisations that are active in the healthcare field and represent four major groups of stakeholders: patients and victims of medical interventions; healthcare service users and consumers; healthcare professionals; and health insurance providers.The Forum analyses draft legislation in detail, anticipates and explains any potential dangers they pose for patients, proposes alternatives, meets with Members of Parliament, highlights the potential consequences to Member States’ health ministers and European Commission departments, and organises public debates.