In January 2021 the European Parliament Lung Health Group hosted the ‘Towards a European Health Union: BREATHE vision for the future’, the digital launch of the Breathe Vision for 2030. The Breathe Vision for 2030 reflects changes that lung patients want to see in their lives in the coming years. This initiative is led by a number of leading European–level patient and healthcare professionals’ organisations, who have come together for the first time to focus on a vision for lung health. These organisations combined give a voice to half a million lung patients and 40,000 health professionals in Europe.
Breathe Vision sets out to provide clear goals for lung health towards 2030, linking also to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as SDG 3 on good health and well–being and SDG 10 on reduced inequality. The full range of opportunities in the vision provides a positive approach to how lung health can be significantly and realistically improved by 2030 and offer synergies in working towards a European Health Union. Find the report on the launch event here.