European Affairs Committee

Aim:

The European Affairs Committee represents and promotes the interests of hematology and hematologists by engaging with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders. The EU Affairs Committee serves as an advisory body to the EHA Board and works closely with the EHA Office and other EHA Committees.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness of hematology as a distinct medical discipline with specific needs.
  • Increase the visibility of EHA as the representative of all hematologists in Europe.
  • Advocate key EHA positions vis-à-vis policymakers, politicians and interest groups.
  • Contribute to policy debates to influence future legislation/regulation.
  • Build relationships and alliances to support and strengthen EHA’s advocacy work.
  • Represent EHA in its advocacy activities and projects.

Composition:

  1. Chair (EHA Board member)
  2. Vice Chair (non-Board member)
  3. EHA President
  4. EHA Board member
  5. Member EHA Education Committee (non-Board member)
  6. Member EHA Research Committee (non-Board member)
  7. Member YoungEHA
  8. 2 representatives EHA PO Workgroup
  9. 1-2 representatives of European professional networks of key importance to EHA
  10. Regular member

Rotation:

  • Chair and Vice Chair: max 3 years
  • EHA President: max 2 years
  • Members representing the Board or (sub) committees: according to rotation schedule of the respective (sub) committee/Board
  • Representatives European professional networks and regular members: max. 3 years. Reappointment once for max 3 years.
  • Regular member max. 3 years.

Meetings:

  • 2 physical meetings
  • Regular conference calls