Stakeholder Collaboration

Striving towards increased health literacy and real political impact

UEG leads, carries out and engages in a series of public awareness campaigns every year. To ensure that our messages reflect the united voice of the broad community we represent, we actively seek the involvement of our member societies in our key awareness raising activities.

Infogrpahics Gut Microbiome
Infographic on the gut microbiome created on occasion of Digestive Health Month 2020

Our main public awareness campaigns are:

Digestive Health Month

With World Digestive Health Day on May 29, we celebrate Digestive Health Month each May with public awareness campaign focused on the prevalence and impact of often poorly understood and underfunded digestive health conditions. 

In 2020 the theme of the Digestive Health Day was the gut microbiome. We have again supported the WGO campaign and launched a new sharable infographic to mark the occasion. 

Find Digestive Health Month content and discussions with the Twitter:

Search for #DigestiveHealthMonth

Colorectal Cancer Month

On occasion of the European Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we run an awareness campaign to call attention to the burden of CRC across Europe. We disseminate information on the incidence of colorectal cancer and stress on the need for implementing screening programmes via social media, newsletters campaigns based on videos, leaflets and position papers.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

November 21 marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day (WPCD). As knowledge of pancreatic cancer is alarmingly low, hindering the progress in the fight against this cancer, UEG marks WPCD with an awareness campaign.

Througout the day, we provide information about the disease and of its devastating impact, prompting action to change the outlook for patients and families.

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Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

Every November, we partner up with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), European Brain Council (EBC), European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA), European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) and European Federation of Addiction Societies (EUFAS) in an EU-level awareness campaign providing information on the negative effects of alcohol and calling for greater policy action to address the problems it can cause.

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Our partnerships

To strengthen our advocacy work, we are building alliances and are in constant dialogue with health stakeholders in Europe, working together on delivering positive change at policy level across Europe. Our advocacy-related partnerships:

Patient Affairs

UEG is in active partnerships with pan-European patient organisations, carrying out joint activities in digestive health

Learn about Patient Affairs


EU Affairs
Jana Tenglerova
  • UEG Brussels Office
  • M: +32 4777 649 34
EU Affairs
Jana Tenglerova
  • UEG Brussels Office
  • M: +32 4777 649 34