EFPAM members want

Access to services and products

- Access to all therapies and anthroposophic medicinal products should be guaranteed.

- Free choice of therapy for all European citizens.

- Recognition of all anthroposophic health professionals.

Applicability of adequate legislation

- European legislation at present is inadequate for registering all anthroposophic medicinal products; one third of products is now not registrable.

- European legislation should be revised as soon as possible.

Availability of services and products

- Due to the inadequate legislation anthroposophic medicinal products are not available to all who want to use them.

- This discrimination may cause the decline of the numbers of anthroposophic health professionals; demand is much stronger than supply.

- Availability varies enormously from EU member state to member state.

Affordability of services and products

- Services and products of anthroposophic medicine should be reimbursed to patients like other medical services and products.

Cooperation

EFPAM does not do its work all alone. Through membership and/or cooperation with other organizations EFPAM looks after its interests. EFPAM has established good contacts with:

ECHAMP www.echamp.eu

EFPAM is a corresponding member of the European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products. ECHAMP is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) of companies active in the production and distribution of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products.

ECPM www.ecpm.org

The European Council of Doctors for Plurality in Medicine is a federation of 45 doctors' organisations in the field of CAM, representing more than 50.000 doctors in Europe.

EFCAM www.efcam.eu

The European Federation of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a federation where representatives of organisations of CAM practitioners, researchers and trade and industry, meet to discuss and prepare political actions to have CAM recognised throughout Europe.

EFHPA www.efhpa.eu

The European Federation of Homeopathic Patients' Associations is EFPAM's sister organisation in the field of homeopathic medicine in Europe.

EPHA www.epha.org

The European Public Health Alliance in Brussels represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations working on public health in Europe.

ESCAMP www.escamp.org

The European Scientific Cooperative on Anthroposophic Medicinal Products is an international cooperative of researchers and experts in the field of anthroposophic medicinal products (AMPs). Its aim is to develop the scientific basis for a permanent regulatory framework for AMPs in Europe. EFPAM is a member of the Advisory Board.

IKAM www.medsektion-goetheanum.org/en/projects/ikam/

The Internationale Koordination Anthroposophische Medizin is a newly found forum of representatives of all main international organisations in the field of anthroposophic medicine. Joint initiatives and actions are coordinated here.

IVAA www.ivaa.info

EFPAM maintains good relations with the International Federation of Anthroposophical Medical Associations.