European Policy Reports

IOF European Union Policy Initiatives and Publications

IOF has worked to catalyze policy initiatives in the EU since 1997. Our most important objective is the implementation of the Eight Recommendations, published by the European Commission in 1998, to make the prevention of osteoporosis a health care priority in all EU member states.

Since 1998, IOF has assisted in the development and launch of the European Union Osteoporosis Consultation Panel and the European Parliament Osteoporosis Interest Group.

IOF supports the annual meetings of the Panel and Interest Group and has published multiple publications on their behalf. These are a pivotal component of the Call to Action, which aims to galvanise government action against osteoporosis.

Latest publications:

Also view: European Guidance for the Diagnosis & Management of Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

Click on the images below for more information and to read our past EU policy publications.

Osteoporosis: Burden, health care provision and opportunities in the European Union (2011)

Osteoporosis: Burden, healthcare provision and opportunities in the European Union

Osteoporosis in the European Union: Ten Years of Progress and Ongoing Challenges (2008)

Osteoporosis in the European Union: Ten Years of Progress and Ongoing Challenges (2008)

Osteoporosis in the EU: Improving the Assessment of Fracture Risk
(2006)


Osteoporosis in the EU: Improving the Assessment of Fracture Risk (2006)

Osteoporosis in Europe:
Indicators of Progress
(2005)

Osteoporosis in Europe: Indicators of Progress (2005)

Osteoporosis in the European
Union: Overview and Next
Steps (2004)

Osteoporosis in the European Union: Overview and Next Steps (2004)

Osteoporosis in the
European Community:
Action Plan (2003)

Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action Plan (2003)

Osteoporosis in the European Community: A Call to Action (2001)

Osteoporosis in the European Community: A Call to Action (2001)

Report on Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action for Prevention (1998)

Report on Osteoporosis in the European Community: Action for Prevention (1998)