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“Better treatment for better health: lifting the veil on treatment optimisation” – Stakeholders exchange views on patient-centred clinical research at EORTC and AIM’s seminar


Treatment optimisation is defined as clinical research in real-world conditions, aimed at improving the standard of treatment for patients. On 23 June, the European Organization for the Research and Treatment and Cancer (EORTC) and the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) held an event “Better treatment for better health: lifting the veil on treatment […]

24 juin 2022


La CE publie une boîte à outils pour lutter contre les maladies non transmissibles


La Commission a publié le 22 juin un document d’orientation pour l’initiative “Healthier Together : Initiative de l’UE sur les maladies non transmissibles (MNT)”. L’initiative de l’UE sur les maladies non transmissibles (initiative MNT) vise à identifier et à mettre en pratique des politiques et des initiatives efficaces pour réduire la charge des maladies non […]

23 juin 2022


Solidarität: der einzige Weg, um eine gute Zukunft für uns und unsere Kinder und Enkel zu sichern


“Als Mitglieder der AIM liegt uns die Solidarität in den Adern: Wir arbeiten jeden Tag zusammen, um eine gute Gesundheitsversorgung und soziale Sicherheit für alle unsere Mitglieder zu gewährleisten. Damit sind wir nur ein kleines Rädchen im Getriebe der großen Welt. Aber kein unwichtiges Rädchen, denn die Themen, mit denen wir uns beschäftigen, gehören zu […]

20 juin 2022


Les fonds et mutuelles de santé s’engagent à atteindre le zéro clic pour les soins de santé


La santé numérique n’est pas l’avenir. Elle est déjà une réalité. Du télétravail aux cartes d’assurance maladie électroniques et aux carnets de vaccination numériques, la numérisation est très présente dans le secteur de la santé et de la protection sociale. La pandémie de COVID19 a sans aucun doute accéléré l’adoption d’outils numériques. En collaboration avec […]

17 juin 2022


L’AIM co-organise un atelier au Forum de l’économie sociale


L’AIM, en collaboration avec l’AMICE, l’ICMIF, la FNMF et l’AAM, a organisé un atelier sur le thème du rôle des mutuelles pour surmonter les défis liés aux transitions verte et numérique. L’événement a eu lieu dans le cadre du Forum de l’économie sociale, à Strasbourg. La réunion était divisée en deux tables rondes. La première […]

1 juin 2022


L’Alliance européenne pour la santé cardiovasculaire lance un plan pour lutter contre la première cause de mortalité en Europe


L’Alliance européenne pour la santé cardiovasculaire (EACH) – une alliance européenne unique en son genre qui rassemble des patients, des professionnels de la santé, des assureurs, des chercheurs et des industriels et dont l’AIM est membre – a présenté aujourd’hui son plan de santé cardiovasculaire pour l’Europe (lien) aux décideurs politiques. Les maladies cardiovasculaires1 (MCV), […]


The European Health Data Space: Crucial Proposal for Better Disease Prevention, Development of Medicines and Cross-Border Healthcare


Health insurance funds and health mutuals of AIM welcome the proposal for an EU regulation on the European Health Data Space, which was published on 3 May 2022 by the European Commission. It is a framework that establishes clear rules on developing common standards and establishing infrastructures as well as a governance framework for the […]

6 mai 2022


EIW2022: L’AIM rappelle ses recommandations sur la vaccination


La vaccination évite chaque année 2 à 3 millions de décès dus à des maladies comme la diphtérie, le tétanos, la grippe et la rougeole. Elle joue également un rôle clé dans la lutte contre le #COVID19, le #cancer et le #AMR. A l’occasion de la Semaine européenne de la vaccination, l’AIM rappelle ses recommandations […]

26 avril 2022


L’AIM appelle à la mise en œuvre de mécanismes de solidarité pour soutenir les réfugiés d’Ukraine


Les caisses d’assurance maladie et les mutuelles de santé de l’organisation faîtière internationale des sociétés de secours mutuel (AIM) sont consternées par ce qui se passe en Ukraine et condamnent fermement la guerre. L’AIM appelle l’UE et le monde à rester unis dans la solidarité avec l’Ukraine et son peuple et à réaffirmer leur réponse […]

1 avril 2022


Adoption de la Déclaration de Dakar


La mutualité a connu un fort développement en Afrique au cours des 25 dernières années, notamment favorisé par : le lancement de la Plateforme d’Abidjan en 1999 ; la structuration du mouvement en plateformes nationales, sa professionnalisation ; l’implication des mutuelles dans le processus d’extension de la CSU dans de nombreux pays d’Afrique ; l’adoption […]

17 mars 2022


Journée mondiale de l’obésité :Il est temps de protéger les enfants contre la commercialisation d’aliments malsains


À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’obésité, AIM joint sa voix à un groupe d’organisations sociales, de santé et de consommateurs demandent à l’UE d’adopter une réglementation stricte pour protéger les enfants contre la commercialisation d’aliments peu nutritifs. L’obésité est en hausse chez les citoyens européens, ce qui a un impact négatif sur la […]

4 mars 2022


Stratégie de l’UE en matière de soins: recommendations de l’AIM


La Commission européenne a annoncé la publication d’une stratégie européenne en matière de soins, qui sera publiée à la mi-2022. L’AIM a publié un document de position en amont de cette publication et des discussions qui suivront, soulignant ses principales préoccupations et propositions pour la future stratégie. Le texte souligne la nécessité de placer la […]

18 février 2022


Meryame Kitir, Ministre belge en charge de la Coopération au développement, affirme le rôle du mouvement mutualiste dans l’atteinte de la couverture santé universelle en Afrique


Ce mardi 25 janvier 2022, devant près d’une centaine de participants et de représentants d’organisations internationales, la Ministre belge de la Coopération au développement et de la politique des Grandes Villes Meryame Kitir a ouvert l’atelier international « En route vers Dakar – Quelle est la position des organisations internationales sur le rôle de la Mutualité […]

27 janvier 2022


La Commission européenne, l’OCDE et l’Observatoire européen lancent de nouveaux profils de santé par pays


Le 13 décembre, la Commission européenne, l’OCDE et l’Observatoire européen sur les systèmes de santé ont lancé de nouveaux profils de santé par pays et un “rapport d’accompagnement” sur les performances des systèmes de santé de 29 pays. Les profils de santé par pays concernent les 27 États membres de l’UE ainsi que l’Islande et […]

14 décembre 2021


L’AIM se félicite de la nouvelle directive sur les travailleurs des plateformes


L’AIM se félicite de la nouvelle directive sur les travailleurs des plateformes, qui garantit le même statut juridique d’emploi pour les travailleurs des plateformes numériques que pour les autres travailleurs. Les plateformes numériques sont de plus en plus nombreuses, et la tendance est à la hausse. L’objectif de la proposition de la Commission, qui a […]

13 décembre 2021


Les mutuelles saluent l’adoption du plan d’action pour l’économie sociale


Les mutuelles se félicitent de l’adoption le 9 décembre par la Commission européenne du tant attendu plan d’action pour l’économie sociale. Le plan d’action propose une définition de l’économie sociale et aborde trois domaines principaux : Adapter les cadres politiques et juridiques aux besoins de l’économie sociale, ouvrir des opportunités pour l’économie sociale en améliorant […]


AIM Special Briefing – Berlin 2021


L’AIM publie son Briefing spécial sur ses réunions de novembre. Il résume les événements qui ont eu lieu à Berlin dans le cadre des réunions du conseil d’administration de l’AIM. Lisez-le ici: AIM Special Briefing_Berlin 2021_FR

7 décembre 2021


Pacte mutualiste pour une plus grande implication des jeunes dans le mouvement


Les membres latino-américains de l’AIM ont adopté le “Pacte mutualiste pour une plus grande implication des jeunes dans le mouvement”. Ce document témoigne de la forte volonté et de l’engagement de toutes les organisations mutualistes d’inclure les jeunes et de leur faire sentir qu’ils sont les protagonistes du mouvement. Il propose une série d’engagements, qui […]

6 décembre 2021


L’AIM est intervenue lors du webinaire du COCIR sur la promesse des données dans les soins de santé.


Le 2 novembre, l’AIM est intervenue lors du webinaire du COCIR sur la promesse des données dans les soins de santé. L’AIM a présenté sa position sur l’échange de données de santé, en soulignant que la collecte de données de santé doit servir des objectifs d’intérêt public, et ne doit pas être utilisée uniquement à […]

30 novembre 2021


L’AIM conférencier principal au Forum européen des patients sur le thème “Accès à la santé numérique : du remboursement à la fracture numérique”.


L’AIM a été invitée en tant qu’orateur principal au congrès du Forum européen des patients le 27 octobre 2021. Le sujet portait sur “L’accès à la santé numérique : du remboursement à la fracture numérique”. L’AIM a présenté la façon dont la communauté des assureurs perçoit les opportunités et les défis des solutions numériques et, […]


Le Parlement européen adopte des amendements sur les menaces transfrontalières graves pour la santé


Le 15 septembre, le Parlement européen a adopté par 594 voix contre 85 et 16 abstentions des amendements à la proposition de règlement du Parlement européen et du Conseil relatif aux menaces transfrontalières graves pour la santé. Le Conseil avait déjà pris sa décision le 13 juillet 2021. La proposition prévoit un cadre juridique plus […]


Solidarité intergénérationnelle et âgisme : L’AIM participe à la conférence de la Présidence slovène


La Présidence slovène a organisé le 18 novembre la conférence “Human Rights for All Ages : Promouvoir une perspective du parcours de vie et la coopération intergénérationnelle pour combattre l’âgisme. L’événement a rassemblé plus de 600 participants de 60 pays. L’AIM a été invitée à participer à un panel sur l’importance de la solidarité intergénérationnelle […]

29 novembre 2021


Belgique : Solidaris appelle à relancer la réflexion autour du Plan Cancer


Solidaris a publié sa dernière étude consacrée au cancer du sein et les faces cachées de la maladie. La Mutualité a suivi pendant plusieurs années les dépenses de santé des femmes ayant débuté un traitement pour un cancer du sein en 2014 et a également mené une enquête en juin dernier pour mieux connaître le […]

26 novembre 2021


Pays-Bas : Les anciennes caisses d’assurance maladie ont beaucoup investi dans l’innovation en matière de soins au cours des 20 dernières années


Au cours des 20 dernières années, les anciennes caisses d’assurance maladie ont consacré environ 300 millions d’euros à des projets d’innovation en matière de soins. Quelque 6 200 projets ont été (co)financés avec les réserves des anciennes caisses d’assurance maladie et les rendements de celles-ci (100 millions d’euros supplémentaires). Les réserves appartenaient aux fonds de […]


Perturbateurs Endocriniens: Reconnaissance internationale pour les Mutualités Libres


Pour les Mutualités Libres, la réduction de l’impact du changement climatique et de la pollution environnementale sur la santé publique est l’une des grandes priorités en matière de soins de santé. En 2020, il a été décidé de développer un projet sur les perturbateurs chimiques endocriniens (PCE), alors que les autorités belges discutaient d’un plan […]


Arrêtez de commercialiser des aliments malsains auprès des enfants !


Le 9 novembre, le séminaire en ligne ” Vers une enfance sans marketing alimentaire malsain : Explorer la prochaine frontière de l’action européenne” a rassemblé plus de 200 ( ?) participants pour discuter des effets de ce marketing sur la santé et les droits des enfants. Les discussions ont également mis en évidence le manque […]

10 novembre 2021


La Commission Européenne adopte son programme de travail pour l’année 2022


Ursula Von der Leyen a présenté le 19 octobre le programme de travail pour 2022. Il contient 42 nouvelles initiatives politiques, réparties en six grandes ambitions : un “Green Deal” européen ; une Europe adaptée à l’ère numérique ; une économie au service des citoyens ; une Europe plus forte dans le monde ; la […]

26 octobre 2021


Le Parlement adopte son rapport « de la ferme à la fourchette »


21 octobre – Le Parlement européen a adopté son rapport “de la ferme à la fourchette”, avec une grande majorité de 452 des 699 députés votant en faveur. L’adoption du texte envoie un signal clair à la Commission européenne et aux États membres sur la nécessité de s’orienter vers des systèmes alimentaires durables grâce à […]

25 octobre 2021


L’égalité des genres doit être au centre d’une récupération inclusive et solidaire


Le jeudi 21 octobre, l’Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM), le Programme d’Appui aux Stratégies Sociales (PASS), et le Réseau Latinoaméricain des Femmes de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire, organisaient leur séminaire international intitulé « Les femmes comme protagonistes du mouvement mutualiste ». Plus d’informations: Les femmes comme protagonistes du mouvement mutualiste_FINAL L’enregistrement de notre séminaire […]

22 octobre 2021


Découvrir le rôle des ‘environnements alimentaires’ pour des systèmes alimentaires durables


Les environnements alimentaires sont au cœur du débat sur la mise en place de systèmes alimentaires plus durables. « Le concept a été adopté par une série d’organisations de premier plan et intégré dans un certain nombre d’initiatives, notamment la stratégie “de la ferme à la table” de l’Union européenne (UE). Mais qu’est-ce qu’un environnement […]

18 octobre 2021


Les assureurs santé néerlandais s’engagent à améliorer la codécision dans les soins de santé


Début septembre, la campagne néerlandaise “Décider ensemble” a débuté. Il s’agit d’une initiative d’organisations de patients et de branches de soins médicaux spécialisés, de soins de médecine générale, de soins paramédicaux et de soins infirmiers de district. Zorgverzekeraars Nederland (ZN), membre de l’AIM, est également partenaire de cette campagne. Pour la qualité des soins, les […]

5 octobre 2021


L’OMS publie les recommandations de la Commission paneuropéenne de la santé et du développement durable


“La pandémie de COVID-19 appelle une réforme urgente des soins de santé, de la surveillance et de la gouvernance dans la Région européenne de l’OMS et au-delà”,Dr Hans Kluge, directeur de l’OMS pour l’Europe. Le 10 septembre, l’OMS a publié les recommandations de la Commission paneuropéenne sur la santé et le développement durable. Cette commission […]

1 octobre 2021


La Commission européenne ouvre sa consultation publique sur la révision de la législation pharmaceutique générale


Le 28 septembre, la Commission européenne a ouvert sa consultation publique sur la législation générale de l’Union relative aux produits pharmaceutiques. La consultation publique vise à recueillir les avis des parties prenantes et du grand public afin de soutenir l’évaluation de la législation pharmaceutique générale existante et l’évaluation de l’impact des options pour sa révision. […]


La publication de la mise à jour des lignes directrices mondiales de l’OMS sur la qualité de l’air est l’occasion pour l’UE d’améliorer ses normes de qualité de l’air pour une meilleure protection de la santé publique.


Le 22 septembre, l’OMS a publié ses lignes directrices mondiales actualisées sur la qualité de l’air. Elles apportent des preuves claires des effets nocifs de la pollution atmosphérique sur la santé, à des concentrations encore plus faibles qu’on ne le pensait auparavant, et recommandent de nouvelles limites pour les principaux polluants atmosphériques. Cette publication peut […]

23 septembre 2021


L’AIM salue les plans de Mme Von der Leyen pour une UE “ancrée dans ses valeurs et audacieuse dans l’action”.


La présidente Von der Leyen a prononcé le 15 septembre son très attendu discours sur l’état de l’Union, un discours baigné de solidarité et de valeurs européennes, comme il se doit. Les trois piliers du programme de la Commission européenne, transitions clés de ce siècle, étaient au centre du discours : numérique, social et environmental. […]

17 septembre 2021


Premier bulletin d’information de l’AIM pour la région Amérique Latine


L’AIM publie aujourd’hui le tout premier numéro de son bulletin d’information pour sa région latino-américaine. Ce document sera publié deux fois par an, en étroite collaboration avec les membres de l’AIM. Le document est nourri d’articles de la CAM, de la FENAMMF, de Gestarsalud et de l’UMU. Ils couvrent les dernières nouvelles concernant les mutuelles […]

28 juillet 2021


How to improve healthcare through the exchange of health data?


The European Commission plans to publish a proposal for a common European health data space by the end of 2021. With the European Health Data Space, the Commission plans to promote better exchange and access to different types of health data, such as data from electronic health records, genomics data or data from patient registries […]

26 juillet 2021


AIM welcomes the very comprehensive and ambitious long-term vision for rural areas proposed by the European Commission.


AIM believes the “vision”, and the proposed “Rural Pact” and “Action Plan” have a clear potential to overcome the many challenges faced by rural areas and to boost their potential to contribute to a greener, healthier, and more social Europe. The proposals made by the European Commission are at the crossroads between the three important […]

14 juillet 2021


EMA publishes the minutes of the third EMA-Payer Community meeting


The European Medicines Agency (EMA) just published the minutes of the 12 March EMA-Payer Community meeting. On this day, representatives from the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), the payer platform Medicines Evaluation Committee (MEDEV) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) met for the third time to further […]


AIM supports the revision of the labelling rules on alcoholic beverages


AIM recommends revising the rules for all alcoholic beverages. The existing exemption to provide the list of ingredients and a nutrition declaration on label for alcoholic beverages containing more than 1.2% by volume of alcohol should be revoked. Mandatory indications should be required to be provided on label for all alcoholic beverages. (option 2 in […]

8 juillet 2021


Payer involvement is important for a successful EU HTA framework!


The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) welcomes the validation in COREPER of the provisional interinstitutional agreement between the Council and the European Parliament on Health Technology Assessment (HTA). The text will lead to better patient protection, give enough space for national healthcare systems to adapt, all while supporting evidence generation on medicines and […]


EUMHAlliance: New Framework on Health and Safety at work.


On 28 June 2021, the European Commission published its new Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2021 – 2027 with the overarching aims to anticipate and manage change, prevent work-related accidents and illnesses, and increase preparedness against future crises. Although concrete details on the proposed actions are yet to be seen and the […]

6 juillet 2021


AIM Series of Factsheets


AIM has launched a series of factsheets on health promotion and disease prevention related issues. Not only do the documents contain facts and figures on the different themes but also a series of recommendations for decision-makers as well as a list of best practices implemented by AIM members to tackle diverse challenges. See below for […]

29 juin 2021


EU Organisations join Forces to call for action to address the increasing burden of cardiovascular Diseases


Brussels, 16 June 2021: Today, 12 key EU and international health organisations signed a joint statement to call on the EU to develop a comprehensive EU Plan on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) , which are the first cause of death in Europe , affecting millions of people. Read the Press Release: Final Press Release _ Joint […]

16 juin 2021


AIM successfully launches its Calculator for Fair Medicines Prices in Europe


The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) has launched today its calculator for fair medicines prices in Europe (German version here). The calculator transposes AIM’s fair pricing model into a policy tool which will help the public, specialists and non-specialists alike, evaluate fair medicines prices and compare them with those currently paid by healthcare […]

11 juin 2021


AIM Declaration: Global access to vaccines & medicines is needed for all and at a fair price


AIM’s General Assembly adopted a declaration on Global Access to Vaccines. AIM welcomes the different initiatives of the European Commission and the WHO et al. to enable for access to the vaccines in all the regions of the world. In its declaration, AIM calls on international institutions, national governments and the pharmaceutical industry to make […]


AIM publishes its work programme 2021-2023


Read it here in 4 languages: – English: 3b EN – AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 – French: 3b FR – AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 – German: 3b DE – AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023 – Spanish: 3b SP – AIM Wkg_prog_2021_2023

10 juin 2021


AIM Seminar: Long-term care systems: solidarity as the only way forward.The added value of the mutualist sector.


What is the role of mutuals regarding long-term care? What is their added value compared to other private and public providers and insurers? This event will provide a helicopter view of the many roles mutuals play in the sector. It will showcase some best practices regarding aspects such as improved affordability, better integrated care and […]

19 mai 2021


AIM publishes Declaration on EDCs


On the occasion of the online seminar co-organised with HEAL and Mutualités Libres: “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Public Health: How are mutuals taking action”, AIM publishes its updated declaration on endocrine disruptors: “Limiting exposure to EDCs, a responsibility for all”. Read the document here: AIM Declaration_Limiting exposure to EDCs_ a responsibility for all_FINAL Visual: RecommendationsEDCs […]

29 avril 2021


AIM answers Consultation on the roadmap of the Social Economy Action Plan


The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its serious consequences has definitively shown, how important social economy enterprises with its main players associations, foundations, mutual benefit societies and cooperatives are. Suddenly, health, resilience and solidarity moved into the focus of policy making.. Solidarity is the most important core value of mutual benefit societies. In the healthcare sector, […]

27 avril 2021


Green Paper on Healthy Ageing: AIM answers Consultation


The paper below gathers AIM’s full answer to the European Commission consultation on the Green Paper on Ageing. Some examples of best practices from the mutualist sector have been listed under some of the questions in the sections “Some inspiration from mutuals”. They provide concrete examples on the type of action that can be taken. […]

21 avril 2021


Health Literacy in the EU Cancer Plan


This paper highlights AIM’s very first reaction on the initiatives mentioned by the European Commission Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan regarding health literacy. AIM looks forward to the implementation roadmap which will hopefully provide more information on the concrete actions planned and their scope. In the meantime, AIM highlights in its document a series of aspects, […]


The global mutualist Movement loses a staunch Advocate


AIM has learnt with great sorrow of the passing of its former President Jean-Philippe Huchet. Mr Huchet was a staunch advocate of the global mutualist movement. He will be deeply missed and always remembered by the AIM family. Our sympathy and thoughts are with his family and friends. Jean-Philippe Huchet was Vice-President of AIM from […]

8 avril 2021


Déclaration à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la santé – Seule la solidarité internationale pourra assurer à tous l’accès aux vaccins COVID-19


La Journée Mondiale de la Santé est placée sous le thème « Pour un monde plus juste et en meilleure santé ». À cette occasion, l’Association internationale de la mutualité (AIM), qui regroupe des mutuelles de santé, des caisses d’assurance maladie et financeurs de soins de santé à but non lucratif de trois régions du monde, appelle […]

7 avril 2021


EVENT: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals & Public Health: How mutuals are taking action.


The negative impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on health is no longer questionable. This online seminar, co-organised by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Mutualités Libres and the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), will explore the actions which are being taken at international and European level to reduce exposure to these chemicals. […]

31 mars 2021


AIM looks for Secretary/Assistant


AIM, the international association of non-profit healthcare payers, including mutual benefit societies, Krankenkassen and health insurance funds, is looking for a full-time secretary with a limited contract. If you like to work in a dynamic, international team in an international association with members in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, please have a […]

9 mars 2021


AIM welcomes the Action Plan on the Pillar of Social Rights


AIM welcomes the publication of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan which aims to build a stronger Social Europe by 2030. Together with its members and partners, AIM will contribute to turn the implementation of this the Action Plan into a success. Read our Press Release: Press release Social Pillar_final_080321

8 mars 2021


AIM feedback on the HERA


Health crises like Covid-19 are global in nature and require collaboration. This has been proven by various examples such as the help provided by the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to patients from Alsace in France. Such a collaboration and collective action can only work if certain powers are transferred to European level while respecting national […]

1 mars 2021


AIM answers EC Consultation on its Framework for health and safety at work


AIM welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the upcoming revision of the European Commission Framework for Health and Safety at Work. AIM underlines the need to adopt a Health in all Policies approach as an overarching principle. Such an approach goes beyond mere “synergies with other policy areas”, as put forward in the previous […]


AIM’s feedback on the Cross-border healthcare Directive


AIM have been deeply involved in the legislative process of the cross-border healthcare directive and in its implementation. You can find AIM’s feedback on the directive’s implementation here.

19 février 2021


Improvement of healthcare through exchange of health data – but how ?


AIM submitted its response to the European Commission’s roadmap on the European Health Data Space. You can find the response here


EU Cancer Plan: It is now time to turn ambitions into reality!


AIM welcomes the ambitious Cancer Plan presented by the European Commission. The choice to follow a health in all policies approach and to put the “interest and well-being of patients, families and the wider population at the heart” is the only appropriate way ahead to beat cancer. AIM is convinced that the goals set up […]

11 février 2021


AIM recommendations to the EC Roadmap on Food labelling


AIM sees potential in the Roadmap of the EC on the Revision of Information provided to Consumers. We welcome the initiative as we are convinced of the importance of properly informing consumers in order to empower them to make the right choice for their health and the environment. If the correct scenarios are chosen, the […]

5 février 2021


AIM reaction to the Green Paper on Healhty Ageing: Big challenges call for bold action and solidarity


AIM welcomes the EU Green Paper on Healthy Ageing. AIM agrees that healthy ageing can only be achieved through actions across the lifespan and generations. AIM believes that the document published is comprehensive and contains most of the biggest challenges to be tackled related to the demographic change, which AIM also highlighted in its recommendations. […]

3 février 2021


AIM response to the European Commission Roadmap on the Green Paper on Healthy Ageing


AIM welcomes the roadmap published by the European Commission for the Green Paper on Healthy Ageing and looks forward to taking part to the upcoming consultation. The challenges entailed by demographic change, digitalisation and climate change are to be tackled together. The roadmap rightly mentions that demographic change is one of the mega-trends which are […]

16 décembre 2020


AIM Workshop on AI in Healthcare


Workshop: “AI in healthcare: Great opportunities for patients. How can mutuals become drivers?“ The event will be held in the framework of the European Social Economy Summit – Mannheim 2021. It takes place on 17 December between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Find the whole programme here: December-Programme-Overview Registration. Find instructions on the online platform here: […]

7 décembre 2020


AIM answers the Consultation on the Pillar of Social Rights


AIM welcomes communication from the European Commission on “Building a European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience for cross-border health threats”, which was published on 11 November as well as the conference of Europe, where EU citizens were meant to be invited to reflect on Europe’s future at a conference that will debate European policy […]

1 décembre 2020


Tackling Medical Deserts across the EU


In the context of the European Commission Consultation on a “Long Term Vision for Rural Areas”, AIM has published a statement containing some recommendations on how access to healthcare and long-term care service in rural areas. Rural areas are often characterised by low income and rapidly declining populations. While those populations are rapidly ageing and […]

30 novembre 2020


The Pharmaceutical Strategy for the EU: A welcome set of actions but strong political leadership is needed


The European Commission has published its Communication on a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. AIM, the leading international umbrella organisation of health mutuals and not-for-profit healthcare payershas read the Communicationwith interest,taking into account the strong international agenda for human rights development, and more importantly the Sustainable Development Goals. Find our press release here.

26 novembre 2020


EU Strategic Framework on Health & Safety at Work – AIM Reaction to the Roadmap


AIM welcomes the comprehensive roadmap published by the European Commission and underlines the importance of the following series of key elements to ensure that the upcoming strategy is fit for purpose and in line with the European Pillar of Social Rights. Read more here: strategicframework_Consultation_FINALstatement.docx


AIM publishes its Activity Report 2017-2020


You will find the links for all languages below: English: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_online version_EN_light French: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_nofacing_onlineversion_FR_light German: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_nofacing_onlineversion_DE_light Spanish: AIM Activity report 2017-2020_nofacing_onlineversion_ES_light

19 novembre 2020


AIM elects new Executive Committee (Presidium)


18 November – AIM has elected today its new Presidium for the next 3 years. Loek Caubo from Zorgverzekeraars Nederland, the umbrella organization of health insurers in the Netherlands will be the new chair of AIM from 2020 to 2023.

18 novembre 2020


COVID-19: AIM publishes Recommendations for Europe & Regional Declarations


Today, AIM’s Board of Directors and General Assembly of has adopted its recommendations: “Only in solidarity can we overcome pandemics”. At the same time AIM adopted its declarations for Africa and the Middle East and for South America. Read the Press release on AIM recommendations here:PRrecommendationsAIMCOVID19 – AIM recommendations: “Only with solidarity and cooperation can […]


Online Seminar: Health in Times of the COVID19 Pandemic


Thrusday 19 November – 14:00 to 16:00 (Brussels time) How did countries across the world deal with the pandemic? How are they preparing for future healthcare crisis and what do they expect from decision-makers? Join our online seminar to find out. After keynote speeches from Jens Spahn, Minister for Health, Germany; Hans Kluge, Regional Director, […]

12 novembre 2020


Joint Statement – Transparency is needed to reap the full benefits of the EU’s investment in its Vaccines Strategy


Ahead of Friday 18 September’s webinar the EU Vaccine Strategy, a number of European and international organisations representing not-for-profit healthcare insurers, healthcare professionals, public interest organisations have developed and endorsed recommendations to bring more transparency around the Strategy and the accompanying Advance Purchase Agreements. At this crucial stage in the development of one of the […]

21 septembre 2020


Stronger Health Union needed in Europe


Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the Union Speech today. Her address was bathed in solidarity, a key value of the European Union, which AIM also fiercely defends. Read our Press Release here: PR_SOTEU_FINAL_PDF

17 septembre 2020


Recommendations towards fair medicines prices in Europe


12 European and international organisations representing not-for-profit healthcare insurers, healthcare professionals, public interest organisations and trade unions have developed and endorsed recommendations to bring fair medicines prices in Europe. As the European Commission is consulting on its forthcoming European Pharmaceutical Strategy and that the current crisis strained severely health systems and public budgets, signatories of […]

7 juillet 2020


AIM Recommendations on the Green Paper on Ageing


AIM welcomes the European Commission’s intention to publish a Green Paper on Healthy Ageing. AIM believes people’s health and well-being should be at the centre of that paper, just as of any EU initiative. Europeans who gain in healthy life years can contribute to society for longer on the one hand and reduce the impact […]

6 juillet 2020


AIM calls for a Pharmaceutical Strategy shaped to ensure and promote solidarity and sustainable healthcare in the European Union


AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, has articulated a set of recommendations to rebalance pharmaceutical markets in Europe. AIM calls for the European Pharmaceutical Strategy to be first and foremost a health strategy to support universal healthcare coverage. It must be a strategy that shapes a pharmaceutical industry for solidarity and sustainable healthcare […]

3 juillet 2020


AIM reacts to the publication of the European Pharmaceutical Strategy roadmap


A fair diagnosis but will the treatment match ? The European Commission has published the roadmap to the European Pharmaceutical Strategy. AIM, the leading international umbrella organisation of health mutuals and not-for-profit healthcare payers has read the concise document with interest and comes up with a set of recommendations and principles for the remainder of […]

5 juin 2020


Health Insurance Funds and Health Mutuals welcome Europe’s Recovery Plan for the Next Generation


“This is the moment for Europe to put an emphasis on better health care systems for all, based on the principles of solidarity, democracy and not for profit!” Christian Zahn, AIM President Read the Press release here: PR_European Recovery_FINAL

29 mai 2020


AIM welcomes the Farm to Fork Strategy proposal, a further step in the right direction


AIM welcomes the ambitions described in the Farm to Fork Strategy, key in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and in the implementation of a successful Green Deal. The Strategy has the potential to play a key role in the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan by reducing cancer incidence through healthier foods, empowered and informed consumers, and […]

27 mai 2020


Mental health in the eye of the COVID-19 hurricane


The COVID-19 pandemic is having an enormous impact on mental health and well-being worldwide. During the pandemic, people become more at risk of experiencing, directly or indirectly, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and fear , sometimes combined with a lack of access to and continuity of care and adequate support for pre-existing ill-mental or physical health conditions. […]

8 mai 2020


EU Collaboration on Vaccination


The current outbreak of COVID-19, its crippling effects on European economies and societies and the race to find a vaccine against the disease have put to the fore the fragility of our societies. It has also made the importance of vaccination more evident than ever and thumbed its nose to the most sceptical. Beyond and […]

22 avril 2020


Artificial intelligence in healthcare: a great potential in an ecosystem of trust!


The international umbrella organization of mutual benefit societies (AIM) welcomes the priority focus of the European Commission on artificial intelligence. Health insurance funds and health mutuals see an enormous potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. A “(…) coordinated European approach to the human and ethical implications of AI (…)” is highly welcomed. AIM proposes today […]

21 avril 2020


Gambling and Covid: AIM updates its memorandum


In order to fight the Covid19 pandemic and prevent its spread, governments are currently forced to take strict confinement measures. While those measures included the cancellation of all sports events (and therefore any bet related to them), imposed lockdowns have forced industry to look for online equivalents. On the one hand, people who do not […]

20 avril 2020


Time for pandemic solidarity!


AIM has published a statement as a reaction to the unprecedented crisis which the EU is going through due to the Covid19 pandemic. In the document, AIM calls on all citizens to act responsibly and follow governments’ recommendations. It also asks healthcare industries to put effective health technologies on the market at an affordable price, […]

25 mars 2020


The impact of solvency II rules on mutual benefit societies in the sector of social protection


AIM has drafted a paper providing the European institutions with information and knowledge on how Solvency II affects them. The paper allows for a reasoned reflection on possible future policy development. It is intended to raise awareness of European policy makers of mutuals and of their specificities. The position paper can be found here.

23 mars 2020


Joint letter to the European Commission on Covid19


AIM (International Association of health care mutuals and health care funds), CPME (Standing Committee of European Doctors), ESIP (European Social Insurance Platform) and HOPE (European Hospital and Healthcare Federation) sent a joint letter to the European Commission concerning the Covid19 pandemic. The document welcomes the Commission’s efforts and measures taken to get out of the […]

18 mars 2020


AIM publishes reaction to Farm to Fork Strategy Roadmap


AIM welcomes the initiative to launch a Farm to Fork Strategy as part of the European Green deal. We agree that the strategy is key in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and hope that the European Commission (EC) will keep that objective in mind when developing it.

16 mars 2020


AIM calls for a real social pillar to be included into the EU-Africa Strategy


test.The EU-Africa Strategy that was published on March 9th, includes human development and the development of social protection. “These are the two fundamental pillars in any ambitious cooperation policy”, as Christian Zahn, the President of the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), the leading international association of not-for-profit mutual healthcare insurers and healthcare funds […]

13 mars 2020


AIM publishes Memorandum on Gambling


AIM has decided to publish a memorandum on gambling as compulsive gambling has a serious impact on public health. The present memorandum provides for a list of recommendations on how to tackle compulsive gambling and calls on public authorities to take action.

9 mars 2020


AIM Recommendations for the Future of long-term Care


AIM issues the following set of recommendations to decision-makers as a contribution to the ongoing debate on the future adequacy and sustainability of Long-Term Care systems. Demographic changes and rising rates of chronic diseases are putting European Long-Term Care (LTC) systems under pressure. That burden is expected to rise, as demand increases and contributions to […]

4 mars 2020


AIM’s reaction to the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan Roadmap


AIM, the leading international association of healthcare funds and mutuals, welcomes the focus and intentions described in the European Commission’s roadmap for the EU’s Beating Cancer Plan. The cancer plan announces the right approach.

3 mars 2020


Artificial intelligence: great potential for not-for-profit healthcare insurance and for patients’ needs


The European Commission adopted its white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) and a European data strategy on 19 February 2020. The umbrella organization of health insurance funds and health mutuals (AIM) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to enable a trustworthy and secure development of AI and to create a unique “ecosystem of trust”. […]

25 février 2020


Artificial intelligence: great potential for not-for-profit healthcare insurance and for patients’ needs


The European Commission adopted its white paper on artificial intelligence (AI) and a European data strategy on 19 February 2020. The umbrella organization of health insurance funds and health mutuals (AIM) welcomes the initiative of the European Commission to enable a trustworthy and secure development of AI and to create a unique “ecosystem of trust”. […]


Joint Statement – Prevention at the heart of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan


Prevention is the foundation of public health policy and central to protecting and improving people’s health and well-being. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is a key opportunity to put prevention where it belongs – at the heart of the European Union’s (EU) health agenda.

17 février 2020


AIM supports the need for a European approach to fight cancer


The European Commission launches today the first phase of its awaited Cancer Plan with its conference: “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: Let’s strive for more”. AIM, the leading international association of healthcare mutuals and sickness funds, welcomes the intentions of the Commission to put the fight against the Cancer plague high on its agenda. AIM looks […]

4 février 2020


Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the Commission’s reflections on a strong social Europe


European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit presented a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today. AIM, in its press release on the publication of the Communication, welcomes the first reflections of the European […]

15 janvier 2020


Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the Commission’s reflections on a strong social Europe


European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit presented a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today. AIM, in its press release on the publication of the Communication, welcomes the first reflections of the European […]


Fair medicines prices are needed for European patients


The press regularly announces the discovery of a new drug or the purchase of promising small biotech companies for a substantial amount of money. But are the astronomical amounts that come along with these drugs such good news for patients and European health systems? On 4 December in the morning in the European Parliament, the […]

17 décembre 2019


The EU Green Deal: an opportunity for public and planetary health


On 11 December, the European Commission presented its awaited Green Deal. AIM welcomes the ambitions expressed in the EC document, which clearly reflect the urgency of the situation.

13 décembre 2019


European patients need fair medicines prices


The press regularly announces the discovery of a new drug or the purchase of promising small biotech companies for a substantial amount of money. But are the astronomical amounts that come along with these drugs such good news for patients and European health systems? On 4 December in the morning in the European Parliament, the […]

4 décembre 2019


State of Health in the EU hits the Bullseye!


AIM subscribes to the conclusions drawn by this year’s State of Health in the EU published on November 27th, 2019. These reports highlight the biggest challenges to be tackled by our healthcare systems in order to ensure access, quality and resilience. They look at trends in the transformation of healthcare systems in Member States. They […]

29 novembre 2019


AIM Special Briefing – Brussels 2019


Our special briefing summarises the meetings which took place in Brussels from 12 to 15 November 2019. It is available in 4 languages: English:AIM Special Briefing – BoDBrussels2019_FINAL French: AIM Special Briefing – BoDBrussels2019_light_FR German: AIM Special Briefing – BoDBrussels2019_DE_light Spanish: AIM Special Briefing – BoDBrussels2019_light_ES Presentations Wednesday 13 November ppt_JointSession_medicaldeserts_wednesday13November ppt_LatinAmericaCommittee_Wednesday13November De 0 a […]

21 novembre 2019


Couverture santé universelle : les mutuelles de santé sont des partenaires clés


Alors que l’Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) et ses agences organisent aujourd’hui la conférence de Haut-Niveau sur la Couverture Santé Universelle, les mutuelles de santé rappellent la nécessité d’associer le monde mutualiste aux efforts des organisations internationales dans ce sens. Les membres de l’Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) défendent les valeurs de solidarité et […]

23 septembre 2019


EU 2019-2024: Health Champions wanted!


The event, which will be co-hosted by MEP Dr Peter Liese (EPP, DE) and Dr Sara Cerdas (S&D, PT) , is jointly organised by AIM and 9 other European organisations working in the field of healthcare. Please find here the agenda of the event: Agenda_EU-2019-2024-Health-Champions-Wanted Press Release: 191001E PR EU health community presents itself to […]

19 septembre 2019


Le Special Briefing de l’AIM publié


Cliquez pour en savoir plus sur les réunions de l’AIM qui ont eu lieu du 26 au 28 juin à Luxembourg.

9 juillet 2019


Watch AIM Memorandum video


AIM published a video on its memorandum for the EU elections. It summarises the Association’s recommendations to EU institutions and priorities for the coming years. Watch it here.

3 juillet 2019


MoU between EC and the Spirits Industry fails to acknowledge consumers’ right to information


On 4 May, the Spirits Industry signed a MoU with the European Commission on the labelling of their products. Several Healthcare Advocacy organisations, including AIM, have voiced their discontentment with the agreement as the European spirits industry is actually refraining from informing consumers at the point of sale in an easy and accessible manner. Instead […]

5 juin 2019


AIM President Interview: “The future of Europe must be social!”


Watch AIM President Interview here.

2 mai 2019


No Future of Work without Mental Health


On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment and Work (EUMH Alliance) – of which AIM is part –  highlights the importance of including mental health as part of a timely debate on the Future of Work in the EU. In a world where costs related […]

26 avril 2019


WATCH ONLINE: AMA organises international congress of mutualism in Montevideo


AIM partner AMA, in collaboration with AIM Uruguayan member UMU organise on 24 and 25 April the international conference of mutualism. You can watch it online here. The programme can be found here: Programa_final

24 avril 2019


Mutuals and non-profit healthcare payers play a vital role in the achievement of Universal Healthcare Coverage


Universal health coverage represents an overarching challenge for societies around the globe. AIM members, who stand for the values of solidarity and democracy, have made it their priority. They are convinced of the added value of mutuals and other non-profit healthcare payers in offering coverage to all, reaching vulnerable populations and meeting unmet needs.

5 avril 2019


Medical Devices: Time to implement Regulations and increase Transparency


AIM, together with the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE), the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), Prescrire and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) call for timely application of the new rules on medical devices and complete transparency concerning the high-risk medical devices with public access to […]

26 février 2019


AIM is recruiting an executive director!


AIM is looking for a new Executive Director. The deadline for your application is 28 February. A first round of interviews is foreseen for Friday morning 8 March. Please find the vacancy notice here.

8 février 2019


Les documents de la conférence de Lomé sont en ligne!


L’AIM a organisé les 22 et 23 janvier 2019 à Lomé sa conférence internationale “Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIème Siècle”. La conférence a réuni plus de 200 mutualistes africains et européens, rassemblés dans le but d’envoyer un message fort quant aux besoins pour le développement de la sécurité sociale en Afrique. Durant […]

6 février 2019


FNMF launches EP election campaign


The Fédération Nationale de la Mutualité Française (FNMF) launched today a campaign to facilitate debate about the future of Europe and the European Parliament Elections, taking place in May 2019. FNMF published a Manifesto co-signed by AIM and 8 other European partners (FIMIV, Montepio, VDEK, SVLFG, Knappschaft, SVB, Mutualité Chrétienne, Solidaris) which calls for a […]

5 février 2019


AIM visited Paris!


A delegation of 20 AIM members visited on 10 and 11 January Paris. They got to know our member FNMF better, and the French Healthcare system. Participants learned all the ins and outs about the project “Reste a charge Zéro”. This ambitious project aims to reduce co-payments for spectacles, hearing aids and dental prosthesis to […]

16 janvier 2019


L’AIM organise la conférence internationale mutualiste “Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle”


L’AIM organise avec ses partenaires une conférence internationale les 22 et 23 janvier 2019 à Lomé, au Togo, sur le thème « Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle ». Cet évènement aura lieu sous le haut patronage de la Présidence de la République Togolaise et en collaboration avec l’Union Economique et Monétaire […]

4 décembre 2018


Apps upon Prescription: Participate to AIM Seminar


Join our Seminar “Apps upon Prescription: Discussing mHealth Quality and Reimbursement” which will take place on 18 February in Brussels.

30 novembre 2018


Patient safety must prevail


Alarming messages in the international media yesterday and today confirm the need to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of the EU Medical Devices Regulation. At different moments before the new regulatory framework came into force in May 2017, AIM has been asking for high risk medical devices to go through a similar […]

26 novembre 2018


AIM 20 years Special Briefing is out!


Read AIM special briefing, which describes the meetings which took place in Brussels from 14 to 16 November 2018; amongst which our conference on the future of mental health with the presence of EU Commissioner Andriukaitis and our event on the future of mental health.

21 novembre 2018


AIM kicks off European Election Campaign together with EU Commissioner Andriukaitis


EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis endorsed the AIM memorandum for the European Elections of 2019. The memorandum sets out the priorities of health insurance funds and health mutuals for the next legislative period. Find the press release here. The actual AIM memorandum can be found here.

15 novembre 2018


AIM adopts Brussels declaration on Air Pollution and Health


We, the undersigned representatives of the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, with 59 members from 30 countries and representing 240 million people worldwide and 160 million in Europe, have adopted the following declaration for the attention of European policy-makers AIM Brussels declaration on Air Pollution AIM Brussels declaration on Air Pollution_DE AIM Brussels declaration […]


AIM publishes its Memorandum for the 2019 EU Elections


AIM published today its memorandum for the 2019 Elections, a document containing the organisation’s recommendations to the EU institutions for the next mandate. Read the document here: AIM_Memorandum_EN_FINAL AIM_Memorandum_FR_FINAL AIM_Memorandum_DE_FINAL AIM_Memorandum_ES_FINAL


AIM Board of Directors Meetings take place in Brussels


AIM held its Board of Directors (BoD) meetings in collaboration with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). From 14 to 16 November, the following meetings took place: Our region Committees’ meeting on the management of chronic diseases:Agenda Joint Meeting_Brussels 14 Nov 2018 Slides: Déroulé_Joint Committee meeting_12112018 Our Africa and Middle East Committee: Slides: Déroulé_Réunion […]

13 novembre 2018


The future of Health in the EU


What should a socio-political Europe look like? What does healthcare policy at EU level look like in 20 years? Join our debate on the future of Health in the EU ahead of the 2019 elections. Discuss those questions and many others with the relevant stakeholders. And find out more about healthcare payers’ priorities for the […]

25 octobre 2018


HTA vote in the EP: much more meat on the bones, but it still needs a bit more cooking


AIM supports the overall objective of the Commission proposal on Health Technology Assessment and welcomes the set of amendments the European Parliament adopted today. At the same time, AIM stresses that pricing and reimbursement authorities and payers should be part of the coordination group. AIM wonders how newly introduced concept like “justified, necessary and proportionate” […]

8 octobre 2018


The Future of Mental Health


Join AIM conference on the future of mental health which will be held on 16 November at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels. See the agenda: in English: AIM GA Brussels 2018_conference on future of mental health_FINAL in French: T2018-70 Agenda Conference Mental health FR in German: AIM Brussels 2018-FutureMH-DE-FINAL in Spanish: AIM […]

4 octobre 2018


Mutuals governance challenged by European law


On 28 September, the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) together with its Spanish member, Divina Pastora, have organised an event on mutuals governance, to discuss the challenges coming from European law. The Spanish insurance regulator, experts from Universities from Portugal and Spain as well as representatives from the mutuals sector from Spain, France, Italy, […]

2 octobre 2018


AIM event on Mutuals’ Governance


AIM, in partnership with its Spanish member Di√ina Pastora seguros, has the pleasure of inviting you to participate to our Event on Mutual Governance that will take place on Friday, 28th September 2018 in Valencia at the headquarters of The Notary Association of Valencia.

24 août 2018


Bulletin Spécial: réunions de l’AIM à Tallinn


The briefing gathers the summaries of our meetings. You will also find in it the links to presentations and pictures. We hope that you enjoy reading it!

27 juin 2018


AIM adopts Declaration on Health in all Policies


It is nowadays widely recognised that aspects of everyday life such as education, societal inclusion, housing standards, or meaningful employment, determine individuals’ health and wellbeing. Good health is not created by health service provision alone but also and mostly by other broader determinants which affect the circumstances in which people are born, study and age, […]

21 juin 2018


AIM members to gather in Tallinn


From 20 to 22 June, AIM organises its General Assembly meetings in the city of Tallinn (Estonia). Discussions will cover a wide variety of topics such as:   The international dimension of social economy [EN – Agenda_Regional Committee meetings] Access to pharmaceuticals for African mutuals [Odre du jour_Réunion AME_Juin 2018.docx] The relationship between mutuals and […]

14 juin 2018


AIM agrees on position regarding the draft EC regulation on HTA and the Cabezón report


AIM supports the overall objective of the EC proposal on HTA and calls upon the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to ensure a compromise text that will bring EU collaboration in the field of HTA further. AIM would only be able to support an obligatory system for joint clinical assessments (as […]

11 juin 2018


AIM welcomes EC proposal for stronger cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases


The European Commission published today a proposal of recommendations on how EU cooperation in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases can be strengthened. AIM welcomes the proposal, which goes in the same direction as the one indicated in AIM’s answer to the consultation earlier this year and is in line with the opinion stated in its […]

3 mai 2018


AIM discusses draft HTA regulation with Commissioner Andriukaitis


27 April – AIM met today with European Commissioner for Health, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis. We discussed the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on health technology assessment (HTA). We mentioned our concerns about the obligation for national authorities to use the joint clinical assessment reports. Some AIM members are reluctant to accept such an obligation as […]

30 avril 2018


We welcome action against vaccine-preventable diseases


AIM welcomes the European Commission proposal for stronger cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases. The European Commission published today a proposal of recommendations on how EU cooperation in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases can be strengthened. In the attached paper we describe in more detail our thoughts about the Commission proposals.

27 avril 2018


L’AIM rend visite à ses membres en Argentine et en Uruguay


L’AIM a été accueillie par son membre argentin de la CAM à Buenos Aires et par l’UMU uruguayenne à Montevideo, qui avaient organisé un intéressant programme permettant aux membres du présidium de l’AIM de mieux comprendre la réalité dans laquelle évoluent les mutuelles dans ces deux pays. Le président Christian Zahn, les vice-présidents Matthias Savignac, […]

6 avril 2018


Social Economy and its access to the Internal Market


On 8 March 2018, AIM had its event in the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on “Social Economy and its access to the Internal Market”. Invited were representatives from the European institutions, professors and researchers as well as representatives from the mutuals. Alain Coheur, member of the EESC, welcomed participants and speakers such as […]

5 avril 2018


International Seminar reaffirms the Importance of Mutualism in answering 21st Century Challenges


The International Seminar which took place in Buenos Aires gathered 200 mutualists from around the world. Discussions allowed to highlight the richness and variety of services which mutuals can offer to populations. As social economy actors, they carry out important roles, contributing to human development, economic aid, and accessible and high quality healthcare coverage for […]

22 mars 2018


Joint reaction to the Alcohol Industry self regulatory proposal


Last year the European Commission provided the alcohol industry with the opportunity to come up with a self-regulatory proposal on alcohol labelling, an opportunity which the industry has ignored. In their Joint Statement, the alcohol industry is avoiding the responsibility to inform consumers at the point of sale in an easy and accessible manner. The […]

13 mars 2018


AIM recommendations on Vaccine Hesitancy


Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes. While it is true that no vaccine is 100% effective, high uptake rates have allowed to eliminate, and in some cases eradicate, a number of diseases. And yet, the last decade has been characterized by outbreaks of resurgence of measles, mumps, […]

2 mars 2018


Social Economy and its Access to the Internal Market


AIM and the EESC organise an event on “social economy and its access to the internal market”. Please find the agenda here.

15 février 2018


Que pensent les payeurs de la récente proposition concernant l’ETS?


L’AIM salue les efforts déployés au niveau de l’UE pour améliorer la qualité et la ponctualité des évaluations des technologies de la santé. Il est excellent d’assurer, grâce à la collaboration à l’échelle de l’Union, que l’évaluateur dispose d’un accès rapide à des données pertinentes de haute qualité pour effectuer des comparaisons significatives entre les […]


AIM director’s interview on HTA


AIM’s perspectives on Health Technology Assessments – An EU-wide approach? is the fourth in a series of articles initiated by Neha Dave and Anna Dé, independent health policy consultants in Brussels and London. This edition is an interview with Executive Director of International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, Menno Aarnout, on AIM’s outlook on the […]

12 février 2018


AIM publishes position on TFAs


AIM answered the open public consultation on the initiative to limit industrial trans fats intakes in the EU. On that occasion the organisation also published a position paper: TFApositionpaper as well as a Video.

22 janvier 2018


AIM member sets the alarm bells ringing


The Secretary General of the liberal mutuality in Belgium, Geert Messiaen, sets the alarm bells ringing: societies are not dealing properly with the ageing population. Read his article here

2 janvier 2018


AIM organises Seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy


11 December: The WHO, the European Commission, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), Vaccines Europe and AIM gathered in order to discuss one of the great 21st century challenges for public health. Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective interventions to improve health outcomes. While it is true that no vaccine is […]

12 décembre 2017


AIM organised seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy


Read our press release: “Vaccine hesitancy, a public health threat to be tackled through multi-stakeholder collaboration”


Special Briefing – Rome 2017


AIM special briefing on its statutory meetings which took place in Rome from 15 to 17 November is out! Read it here.

27 novembre 2017


Vaccines? No Thanks – Seminar on Vaccine Hesitancy


Around Europe, a growing wave of parents not wanting to vaccinate their children is threatening public health. The seminar should enable participants to hear about some examples of best practices, strategies and tools which they could use to convince parents to have their kids vaccinated but most importantly start a dialogue with other stakeholders in […]

14 novembre 2017


AIM organises its General Assembly in Rome!


  On 15-17 November, AIM in partnership with its Italian member FIMIV will organize in Rome different meetings in the frame of its Extraordinary General Assembly. On Wednesday, AIM members and invited speakers will discuss on youth and mutualism. Leading international experts will talk on Thursday morning about rethinking policy to support sustainable access to pharmaceuticals, and on the balance […]

10 novembre 2017


AIM members have different roles in ensuring access to pharmaceuticals


AIM discusses during its general assembly what could be appropriate steps towards sustainable access to pharmaceuticals. But why should AIM members be involved in those discussions? Are payers not just administrative bodies that do exactly what their governments tell them to do? No! AIM members play different important roles in ensuring that their affiliates have, […]

9 novembre 2017


Voilà ce qu’est l’équité !


The Dutch Minister of Health, Mrs Edith Schippers, brought the topic to the agenda of the European Council last year. The Commission is now trying to find out whether she had a point, whether it is true that prices of pharmaceuticals aren’t fair. Lack of price transparency makes a discussion about this topic difficult. How […]

11 octobre 2017


The Impact of an Ageing Population on the Healthcare workforce


AIM SEMINAR 17 November – Rome The Impact of an Ageing Population on the Healthcare workforce The meeting aims at providing a general picture of the European healthcare workforce today and at the impact with the ageing of populations and the consequent rise in chronic diseases and ill-health in general will have on it. Discusses […]

5 octobre 2017


Press release: Dialogue between EMA and AIM


The AIM Working Group on Pharmaceuticals participated last week in London, at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in a dialogue between EMA and payer organisations about how to ensure alignment of efforts towards sustainable access to pharmaceuticals. Our joint press release can be found here.

27 septembre 2017


AIM public statement on the Juncker’s Speech State of the Union 2017


On 13 September 2017, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker addressed in his annual Speech on the State of the European Union Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, in which he also presented his priorities for the future of Europe.

18 septembre 2017


New Dutch initiative to reduce costs of expensive pharmaceuticals


Dutch hospitals and health insurers will start with a pilot to collectively buy expensive medicines. Next year, negotiations will start for a group of cancer drugs. Cooperation must lead to a stronger negotiating position vis-à-vis pharmaceutical companies. ”Press article “Dutch Insurers and Hospitals join forces”

1 septembre 2017


AIM Presentation video


AIM presentation video gathers some of its members opinions on the added value of being part of AIM. Watch it Here!

12 juillet 2017


AIM Special Briefing – Anvers 2017


The Special Briefing on our statutory meetings, which took place between 28 and 30 June is out! Read it here.

6 juillet 2017


Care integration offers opportunities for AIM members to steer necessary change in health delivery


On 30 June, the International Association for Mutual Benefit Societies organised in Antwerp a seminar on integrated care. This discussion was organised to present what AIM members and other organisations are doing in the field, and also introduce participants to the concept of integrated care. Indeed, AIM members do not only reimburse health services. A […]

30 juin 2017


Christian Zahn réélu président d’AIM


L’Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM) a élu un nouveau Présidium le 29 juin 2017. Au cours des trois prochaines années, l’association sera présidée par Christian Zahn. Zahn gère l’AIM depuis juin 2014 et a été vice-président de l’association pendant trois ans.


Big Data opens opportunities for improving healthcare when balanced with the right privacy of personal data


29 June – During its European Affairs Committee in the framework of the XXXVIth General Assembly in Antwerp, AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies concluded that Big Data in healthcare gives a lot of opportunities that must be used, in good balance with the rights of patients to privacy of personal data. Data […]


AIM has a new logo!


Looking back at the history of our logo, its evolution since the birth of our association in 1950 is quite obvious. The first publications contained an image of a globe surrounded by people holding hands, which was not really agreed on as official logo but was still used. It represented mutuality as a moral link […]

29 juin 2017


AIM publishes its Activity Report 2014-2017


AIM publishes the activity report for the last three years, a document which gathers all the activities carried out by the organisation.


AIM President underlines the role of mutuals in the fight against healthcare inequities


AIM President, Mr. Christian Zahn (Vdek, Germany) opened today a joint session of AIM regional Committees. The meeting gathered mutuals and healthcare funds from all over the world and representatives of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights and of the Ibero-American Association of Social Security to discuss healthcare coverage of individuals living at the margin. […]

27 juin 2017


L’AIM souligne l’importance des mutuelles dans la lutte pour une couverture sanitaire universelle


L’AIM, Association Internationale de la Mutualité, a organisé une conférence autour de la problématique de l’accès aux soins de santé pour les populations vivant en marge de la société, notamment les migrants, les travailleurs informels ainsi que les habitants de zones reculées. Cet événement a permis de mettre en lumière la valeur ajoutée des mutuelles […]


AIM organises its General Assembly in Antwerp!


The AIM General Assembly and Board of Directors meeting will take place in Antwerp from 28 to 30 June 2017. The AIM Secretariat has prepared short paragraphs presenting the event’s key meetings. Note that most events are open to AIM members only.

26 mai 2017


Time for a proper recognition of social economy entreprises in the EU


This paper lays out AIM members’ position on the key concepts of ‘social economy’ and why mutuals fit in this category and why it is important to have a clear definition. The paper also outlines the specific policy needs of social economy enterprises with a focus on mutuals.

26 avril 2017


Les organismes d’assurance maladie appellent à plus de prévention


L’AIM, l’association européenne et internationale des mutuelles et organismes d’assurance maladie à but non lucratif a adopté une position sur la promotion de la santé et la prévention des maladies, envoyant ainsi aux institutions européennes un signal clair quant au rôle qu’elles peuvent jouer dans l’amélioration de la santé des citoyens européens. Des investissements en […]


EUMHAlliance – Depression: the biggest barrier to workplace well-being


The European Alliance for Mental Health in All Policies, of which AIM is a member, published a Press Release on the occasion of World Health Day. The PR calls for an investment in mental-health promotion, prevention and recovery from mental illness as well as stigma reduction at work. world health day joint statement Clean

24 avril 2017


Time for a proper recognition of social economy enterprises in the EU


On 26 April, AIM published its position on social economy. The paper lays out AIM members’ position on the key concepts of ‘social economy’ and explains why mutuals fit in this category and the importance of a clear definition of the concept. The document also outlines the specific policy needs of social economy enterprises with […]

21 avril 2017


Open letter to the members of the Committee on Culture and Education


On 25 May 2016, the European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), which includes provisions governing commercial communications for foods high in fat, sugar, and salt (HFSS food) and alcoholic beverages to children and minors. Open letter to the members of the Committee on Culture and Education_final

1 avril 2017


AIM comments on the public consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured products


AIM recommends to increase taxation of all tobacco products which, on the other hand, should be taxed in a comparable way as appropriate

26 février 2017


AIM submits contribution to EC consultation on HTA


AIM fully supports the idea that, also after the finalization of EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 (in 2020), EU collaboration in the field of Health Technology Assessment remains very important. We submitted therefor today our supportive contribution to the EC consultation on EU collaboration in the field of HTA.

13 février 2017


AIM publishes declaration on EDCs


9 February – AIM publishes its declaration on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals demanding an appropriate set of criteria, but also calling on the Commission to raise public awareness on the issue and to come out with a series of evidence-based recommendation to populations and more particularly to vulnerable groups.


AIM adopts position on the Pillar of Social Rights


AIM calls for EU Pillar of Social Rights which contributes to sustainable access to good quality healthcare for all EU citizens in its position adopted on 24 November 2016. PR_PillarSocialRightsAIM_EN PR_PillarSocialRightsAIM_FR PR_PillarSocialRightsAIM_DE PR_PillarSocialRightsAIM_ES

8 décembre 2016


What about our kids?


30 November 2016, Brussels. A coalition of over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs has joined forces in a campaign to protect children from commercial communications for alcohol and unhealthy food, mobilising around the ongoing revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

30 novembre 2016


AIM organises Conference on Financial Regulation


How do mutuals in Europe and the world deal with financial regulation ? All over the world, financial regulations raise the same challenges: the necessity to ensure a balance between the objectives of stability and security for organisations, and the risk to implement too restrictive rules. Mutuals are dealing with regulations which tend to be […]

25 novembre 2016


AIM and ESIP publish Open Letter on the Standardisation of Health and Social Services


The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European…

15 septembre 2016


Standardisation of Health and Social Services


The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European level for standardisation in the field of health and social services

14 septembre 2016


AIM recommendations on ceta


While in certain areas, the European Union and its Member States would certainly benefit from the “Comprehensive and Economic Free Trade Agreement (CETA)” through

8 juillet 2016


AIM publishes press release and recommendations on CETA


Health insurance funds and health mutuals welcome the announcement of European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on 5 July 2016 of CETA being a mixed agreement. Nevertheless, we regret the provisional implementation of the agreement. We believe that the current exemptions on public services and health services in CETA are not sufficient. PRESS RELEASE AIM CETA […]


AIM and ESIP sent letter to Commissioner Malmström on TTIP


AIM and ESIP have this week sent a letter to EU Commissioner Malmström concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It appreciates the progress that has been made in the preparations of TTIP regarding the wording of social security reservations in these agreements. Nevertheless healthcare payers and social security institutions have still some concerns […]

1 juillet 2016


Adaptive pathways: Why are we cautious?


In order to improve access to medicines, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently been merrily pushing towards speeding up marketing authorisation for new medicines. Several projects have been launched: GetReal, ADAPTSMART    

30 juin 2016


AIM is cautious about adaptive pathways


AIM is cautious when ‘Adaptive Pathways’ are concerned. Please find here ten reasons why AIM has concerns.


AIM Position on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


AIM sends out a clear signal today about how important health promotion and disease prevention is. Chair of the AIM Working Group dealing with the topic, Mr Leo Blum says: “More prevention is key to the sustainability of our healthcare systems….  Ensuring universal access to care is more than ever crucial and can only be […]

3 juin 2016


Actes de la Conférence Abidjan 2016


Mars 2016 Considérant que plus de 90% de la population vivant dans des pays à faible revenu ne bénéficie d’aucun droit à une couverture de santé, Considérant qu’une couverture maladie appropriée est le prérequis pour tout développement social et économique et que l’accès à des soins de santé de qualité devrait être un droit fondamental, […]

13 mars 2016


We welcome Council conclusions on balancing the pharmaceutical system in the EU


17 June 2016 – Social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, members of ESIP and  AIM  warmly  welcome  the  commitment  of  the  Council  towards  a  more  balanced  pharmaceutical system in the EU. « The  Council  has  formalised  concrete  first  steps  to  addressing  the  current  problems threatening  patients  access  to  essential  pharmaceuticals  and  the  sustainability  […]

13 février 2016


Retour sur la Conférence d’Abidjan: Présentations et Discours


Retrouvez les discours et les présentations de la conférence sur les perspectives du mouvement mutualiste africain dans le cadre des Couvertures Santé Universelles. Ouverture de la conférence Monsieur Christian Zahn, Président de l’AIM Théopiste BUTARE, Conseiller Protection Sociale, Bureau International du Travail Seydou SISSOUMA, Commissaire en charge du Développement Humain, UEMOA Discours de Monsieur le […]


Mutuals in Europe: Who they are, What they do and why they matter


AIM, together with AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe), released a communication document based on a detailed study published by the European Commission entitled: Study on the current situation and prospects of mutuals in Europe. The 600 page study, published in 2012, gives a detailed insight of the specificities, activities and […]


Luxembourgish Minister Schmit: “EU should give mutuals a boost”


Brussels, 15 October 2015 – Mutuals are a special kind of enterprise at the heart of the European social model. They are important contributors to economic growth and financial stability, but they lack legal recognition and are still facing constraints to benefit from the European internal market. The International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM) […]

13 janvier 2016


How do healthcare systems guarantee solidarity and accessibility?


Under this heading AIM, the international association of non-profit healthcare payers, will organize on Thursday morning 2 June a conference in The Hague, hosted by “Zorgverzekeraars Nederland”, the Dutch umbrella organisation of healthcare payers and member of AIM. At the occasion of 10 years Dutch Health Insurance Act, the discussion will focus on the question […]


L’AIM organise la conférence internationale mutualiste “Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle”!


L’AIM organise avec ses partenaires une conférence internationale les 22 et 23 janvier 2019 à Lomé, au Togo, sur le thème « Le Pari de la Mutualité pour le XXIe Siècle ». Cet évènement aura lieu sous le haut patronage de la Présidence de la République Togolaise et en collaboration avec l’Union Economique et Monétaire […]

3 décembre 2015


Brochure about Mutuals in Europe


AIM, together with AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe), released a communication document based on a detailed study published by the European Commission entitled: Study on the current situation and prospects of mutuals in Europe. The 600 page study, published in 2012, gives a detailed insight of the specificities, activities and […]

16 juin 2015


AIM-AEIP JOINT POSITION PAPER MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELL-BEING


Mental illnesses are among Europe’s most burdensome yet least addressed groups of diseases. 1 According to estimations by the World Health Organisation (WHO), they affect every fourth citizen at least once during their life and concern more than

1 mai 2015


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