The 2015 EAPM annual conference introduced the Alliance's 'SMART' concept, which stands for "Smaller Member States and Regions Together".

EAPM  is convinced that the perspective of these countries, as well as regions in larger states, is extremely important when it comes to determining whether there is a case for EU-level action on health. 

Smaller states has been active in shaping health policy et European level and can now act as vital policy entrepreneurs pursuing normative policy agenda.

It is clear that the EU's smaller Member States and the regions within larger ones, find collaboration a necessity and will very likely show Europe the way when it comes to achieving this.