European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group

The European Parliament (EP) Osteoporosis Interest Group is an informal, all-party group of MEPs dedicated to improving national and European policies to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures.

European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group Co-chairs
Mary Honeyball MEP
Nathalie Griesbeck MEP
Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
Mary Honeyball MEP
Nathalie Griesbeck MEP
Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP

We cannot afford to ignore osteoporosis, with one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 affected, and increasingly ageing populations, we must act now. Join the Interest Group and play a vital role in protecting the bone and musculoskeletal health of your citizens as well as safeguarding future health care budgets.

To prevent the unnecessary suffering and costs caused by osteoporotic fractures, the EP Osteoporosis Interest Group aims to:

  • Develop political awareness and prioritization of osteoporosis and musculoskeletal diseases among EU and national policymakers.
  • Ensure that osteoporosis is included in relevant EU strategies and activities such as health and research objectives and their related programmes.
  • Actively support the need for EU legislation on the prevention of osteoporosis and related fractures to assist Member States with further implementation of the European Commission’s recommendations.

In addition, the Interest Group calls for specific actions to be taken by national health authorities and insurance agencies:

  • Improve the availability and reimbursement of bone densitometry scans and proven therapies for people at risk of osteoporosis, prior to the first fracture.
  • Facilitate the implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services in Europe to prevent secondary fractures.
Download the introduction brochure to the EP Osteoporosis Interest Group (PDF, 850 KB) to learn more about the work of the Interest Group and how to join.

EP Osteoporosis Interest Group Meeting Reports

Members of the EP Osteoporosis Interest Group

(as of November 2014)

 

  • Heinz K. Becker MEP, Austria  
  • David Casa MEP, Malta
  • Nathalie Griesbeck MEP, France
  • Françoise Grossetête MEP, France
  • Mary Honeyball MEP, UK
  • Richard Howitt MEP, UK
  • Filiz Hyusmenova MEP, Bulgaria

 

  • Claude Moraes MEP, UK
  • Alojz Peterle, Slovenia
  • Sirpa Pietikainen MEP, Finland
  • Frédérique Ries MEP, Belgium
  • Catherine Stihler MEP, UK
  • Ivo Vajgl MEP, Slovenia
  • Derek Vaughan MEP, UK
  • Anna Záborská MEP, Slovakia