Joint Policy Brief | 20 June, 2017 | Download PDF

Health Action International is one of 250 non-government organisations from across Europe that have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe. Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s rights, youth, and anti-discrimination groups.

The European Union Becomes a Driver for Sustainability in Europe and Beyond

Why and how?
In a scenario where sustainability sits firmly at the heart of the European project,the EU27 will prioritise the interests of citizens, in the EU and beyond. Europe will have a strong focus on Europe’s core social values – democracy and participation, social justice, solidarity and sustainability, respect for the rule of law and human rights, both within Europe and around the globe.

Citizens seek economic, social and environmental well-being. Economic well-being in the form of prosperity for all, starting with redistribution of wealth. Social well-being in the provision of quality, inclusive and affordable public services, the promotion of cultural diversity and a caring society. Environmental well-being residing in a healthy natural environment that sustains all life on Earth and protects our soils, waters and air, provides nutritious, healthy food and where climate change is minimised. (Read more…)