Friends of EHLA

Why become a friend of EHLA

With more than 50% of the European population being overweight and 20% obese today, the global obesity epidemic represents one of the major public health challenges of the 21st century. Be part of the solution and join the fight against obesity!

What will you get?

By becoming a friend of EHLA you will get:

  • EHLA monthly newsletter;
  • Access to the EHLA scientific background;
  • Promotion of your events on the EHLA website;
  • Promotion of your activities on the EHLA website or newsletter;
  • Link to your organization on the EHLA website;
  • The right to participate to EHLA quarterly meeting on activities and strategy.

In order to become a friend of EHLA, you must:

  • Actively involved in healthy lifestyle promotion;

    or being

  • a Non-profit organization;
  • a Non-governmental organization;
  • a European Federation or think-tank;
  • an academic body or individual;
  • a health body or professional;
  • an EU official;
  • and agree to:

  • Friends of EHLA must not conduct political influence on the association;
  • Friends of EHLA shall accept the statutes and the rules of the association and its obligations;
  • Friends of EHLA must not show conflict/duality of interest.
  • Friends of EHLA shall be admitted by the General Assembly with a two third majority.

Your field of interest should be in line with EHLA messages and recommendations and be in the following list:

  • Obesity;
  • Diabetes;
  • Cardiovascular diseases and stroke;
  • Cancer;
  • Chronic diseases;
  • Public health;
  • Healthy lifestyle;
  • Sport and physical activity;
  • Consumers’ protection;
  • Physical activity/healthy diets education;

To become a Friend of EHLA, please download the Application Form here and send it back to us at

Before each application, please note that you must be in line with the requirements above.
Each application submitted will be assessed by the Executive Board.