To achieve our goals, the European Ayurveda Association (EUAA) pursues the following main tasks:
Public Engagement for establishment of Ayurveda in Europe
The EUAA is proactive in the dissemination and recognition of Ayurveda as a traditional holistic medical system in Europe. We conduct public relations and take a stand when issues are discussed around Ayurveda in the media.
Together with our members we ensure the authenticity of Ayurvedic transmission and methods of therapy. Via the organization, promotion or participation, we support conferences and events that deal with all aspects of Ayurveda and inform experts as general public about it. Thus, the EUAA promotes the exchange of knowledge and understanding of various Ayurvedic schools, specialists and other organizations with similar goals.
We also support the establishment of a publicly available database and an European Ayurveda Observatory so that the access to the knowledge of Ayurveda and its application in Europe can be guaranteed.
We also teach the national and EU health authorities about the diversity and methods of Ayurveda. We support the concerns of patients to be able to freely choose an Ayurvedic treatment. In this context, we seek to collaborate with health insurance companies so that they bear the cost of Ayurvedic treatment. We also advise professional associations, government agencies, health insurers and businesses related to Ayurveda.
EUAA representatives monitor political developments in the context of health care systems at national and EU-level. Emphasis is placed on the traditional therapies that are recognized by the World Health Organization. Relevant political or legal information are specifically distributed to our members.
The EUAA supports its member organizations and bodies in their work for Ayurveda. In addition, the EUAA exchange views and cooperates with institutions and organizations around the world that are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Ayurveda.
Development of Ayurvedic training programs and promotion of scientific research
The EUAA participates in the development and testing of training programs and the accreditation of training facilities and curricula. We are committed to ensuring that the developed guidelines for the training of Ayurvedic doctors and therapists are recognized by doctors or medical practitioner-associations, other health organizations and public-health authorities and integrated into laws when necessary. We place special emphasis on conformity to traditional knowledge and consideration of the different traditions.
Moreover, the EUAA promotes the integration of Ayurvedic knowledge in curricula of academic and non-academic health professions in private and public schools. The EUAA also promotes scientific research at universities and science-oriented research institutions in all Ayurvedic areas in order to provide a thorough understanding and practice of Ayurvedic principles in the modern world.
Promotion of the quality level of Ayurvedic Products
The EUAA is developing quality standards for Ayurvedic products in order to ensure the safety of patients and to promote the application of Ayurvedic products. This concerns in particular the creation of guidelines with regard to the purity of the ingredients, the production and storage and packaging of Ayurvedic products.
At the national and EU supervisory authorities, the EUAA is committed to ensuring that these policies are recognized.