A better society for all families. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. RAND’s publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors. To this end, many of our member companies commit to identify and implement individual, company-specific commitments as of The concerns voiced by NGOs include the following . Franchising is a successful business model for our sector, which is widely used and highly appreciated. Related Products Report. While the Platform provided opportunities for civil society to voice their concerns and meet key organisations and policy makers among which the World Health Organisation and representatives from relevant Ministries of the Member States during High Level meetings, it was also unfit to meaningfully address the issue of childhood obesity. Okay, thanks. Politico has been very clear about it in 2 issues of its daily health updates and is now writing another feature.
Indeed, the continual decreases in resources, time and attention afforded to the Platform over the years point to an acknowledgement of the limited impact that this forum, and the voluntary approach it embodies, can have. The platform, founded in , brings together the food industry, consumer organizations, public health NGOs and scientific and professional associations in an aim to improve health. The silent treatment: They also claim a request for a meeting with DG SANTE to discuss their grievances went unheeded, and they have thus decided to pull out. Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis will invite them to meet in Brussels in the coming weeks, she said — possibly too late after the NGOs requested a meeting by the end of June refresher. Sounding the death knell? NGOs walked out of a similar Commission-organized group on alcohol policy in Despite efforts from Andriukaitis to mend ties and restart things, the group was not revived.
While the Platform provided opportunities for civil society to voice their concerns and meet key organisations and policy makers among which the World Health Organisation and representatives from relevant Ministries of the Member States during High Level meetings, it was also unfit to meaningfully address the issue of childhood obesity. The concerns voiced by NGOs include the following . The civil society organisations went on to meet with Commissioner Andriukaitis on the 11th of July. The Commissioner deeply regreted the decision of the civil society organisations, underlining that the Platform was nevertheless an important instrument in tackling public health issues. While the decision to leave the Platform was final, the civil society organisations remain open for a constructive dialogue with the Commission and proposed several solutionsand alternatives including the set up of task force meetings centered around a specific topic such as marketing, product reformulation or front of pack labelling, and where civil society organisations would have the time and space to present their proposals in order to help shape the policy agenda and recommendations of the Commission. The High Level Group meetings with the representatives of the National Health Ministries should be continued as they also provided for a good opportunity to present the policy recommendations of civil society. A better society for all families. Okay, thanks.