ELIANT stands for people who want to live in a Europe that is culturally diverse with freedom of choice:

in questions of education, the economy, social reform, organic agriculture, and complementary and integrative medicine.

European Federation of Patients' Associations for Anthroposophic Medicine (EFPAM)

We strive for:

Access to medical services and products

  • Guaranteed access to all therapies and anthroposophic medicinal products
  • Free choice of therapy for all European citizens
  • Recognition of all anthroposophic health professionals

Use of adequate legislation / Application of appropriate legislation

  • Current European legislation does not adequately allow for the registration of all anthroposophic medicinal products; a third of all medicines are currently not permitted.
  • European legislation urgently needs to be revised

Availability of medical 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.
  • Availability varies enormously between EU member states.

The costs of medical services and products

  • Anthroposophic medical products and services should be reimbursed to patients just like any other medical services and products


  • To represent the views and interests of patients who wish to use anthroposophic medicine in all its forms, in combination with other medicines or instead.

    • To support and further the right of the individual to self-determination in health matters
    • To cooperate with European, international and national institutions in the field of health in the broadest sense
    • To contribute towards the cultural and legal recognition of anthroposophic medicine in all its forms
    • To support the recognition and insertion of patients' rights into any future legislation
    • To extend the right to reimbursement by health insurance schemes of all services and products of anthroposophic medicine in accordance with the principal of citizen equality


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    2265 DR Leidschendam
    Tel.: +31 70 3010874
    E-mail: wintberg@email.li