#KeepBreathing: A vision for EU action on lung health 2024-2029

21 February 2024 marked the launch of the new European Lung Health Group (ELHG) publication: “#KeepBreathing: A vision for EU action on lung health 2024-2029”. The document lays out an immediate action plan to improve lung health across three areas – prevention, care and research – for a healthier, stronger and more resilient society in Europe. With this document, the ELHG calls on the European Commission to step up action on lung health by adopting a holistic approach and by increasing its ambition through more investment, research and action.

The ELHG also published a press release, following the MEP Lung Health Group online event, with the MEPs over EU budget cuts to health resources and its effects on lung health. The press release highlights the key messages from MEPs Tomislav Sokol, Radka Maxová and Stelios Kympouropoulos, as well as the representatives of EFA and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) who have taken part in the discussion and brought the perspective of patients and healthcare professionals.


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Breathe Vision is a collective initiative driven by European level patient groups and healthcare professionals that have come together in a European Lung Health Group. We are an informal group of 9 European level patients and healthcare professionals’ organisations gathering 179 member associations across 34 European countries, including 9 from non-EU states.

Our mission centres around bringing together know-how to support our organisations in empowering patients with lung diseases, improving early diagnosis, optimising multidisciplinary care, progressing quality of life, and research. At the European level, we reinforce the messages of our organisations to strive for better care, increased patient participation and improved prevention. Learn more at