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European Heart Agency

The European Society of Cardiology's Office in Brussels



"Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the biggest killer in Europe, with a huge impact on the economy. It is our belief that public policies must be put in place to encourage its prevention. We have come to Brussels to be more active in the decision-making process.” - Professor Panos Vardas

The ESC opened the European Heart Agency in Brussels in February 2013, close to the European Parliament complex, as it is of vital importance to the ESC’s future to establish a base in the political capital of Europe.

Establishing the Brussels office is a very strong demonstration of the ESC’s determination to influence policies for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases with a presence at the centre of European politics.

  • Science is not enough to stop the cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic.
  • Fifty percent of CVD deaths could be prevented with proper policies.
  • In light of the growing CVD burden, policies need to focus on primary prevention

From here, the members of this new facility will try to influence relevant aspects of policy and shape new projects that take us towards our mission of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.
Apart from efficient secretarial support to all members, the Brussels office can accommodate board meetings, scientific events, webinars, and also meet a significant number of other needs.
Press release: European Society of Cardiology opens Brussels bureau 

What we do

European Heart Health Institute

The institute covers new ESC activities such as clinical trials, personalised medicine, novel technologies, quality assessment, and health care management. 

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European Heart Heath Institute

European Heart Academy

The European Heart Academy trains future leaders in cardiovascular medicine and offers courses for aspiring candidates that lead to academic degrees.

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European Heart Academy

Contact Information

ESC_Brussels_Office_2019.jpgEuropean Heart Agency
29 square de Meeus
4th Floor
B-1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 274 10 70