About Us

The European Heart Network (EHN) is a Brussels-based alliance of heart foundations and likeminded non-governmental organisations throughout Europe, with member organisations in 25 countries.

The EHN plays a leading role in the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases, in particular heart disease and stroke, through advocacy, networking, capacity-building and patient support, so that they are no longer a major cause of premature death and disability throughout Europe.

Our vision is that:

Every European has a right to a life free from avoidable cardiovascular diseases

To achieve this vision, EHN dedicates itself to:

  • influencing European policy makers in favour of a heart-healthy lifestyle;
  • creating and nurturing ties between organisations concerned with heart health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention;
  • gathering and disseminating information relevant to heart health promotion and cardiovascular disease prevention;
  • strengthening our membership capacity.

EHN works through Expert Groups on specific concerns, including:

Through its membership of the World Heart Federation, EHN is also active in the creation of a wider international heart network whose aim is to advance the cause of cardiovascular health promotion world-wide.