European Hormone Day


European Hormone Day 2023 took place on 15 May 2023 - thank you to everyone who joined in!

This was the second dedicated hormone awareness day organised by the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation (ESE Foundation).

Watch what happened on European Hormone Day 2023 at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) here.

The aim was to bring together the European endocrine community to raise awareness of the significant role of hormones in preventing and treating disease and promoting good health.

Watch the story of European Hormone Day to find out more! 

Because Hormones Matter

Many people have a basic idea of what hormones are but do not fully understand just how important they are for overall health and wellbeing. 



European Hormone Day put the spotlight on endocrine health – #BecauseHormonesMatter.

It was also an opportunity to build connections between endocrine stakeholders and issue a collective call for change about how hormones and endocrine-related diseases are addressed in public policy across Europe.​

On the first European Hormone Day in 2022, 35 national and specialist endocrine societies endorsed Recognising the key role of hormones in European health: the Milano Declaration, published jointly by ESE and ESE Foundation, which calls for stronger emphasis of endocrine perspectives in European health policies. 

ESE and the ESE Foundation marked European Hormone Day 2023 with the publication of 10 Recommendations for Good Hormone Health. This complements the work to put hormones at the heart of health policy in Europe with simple actions each of us can take to ensure better hormonal health. We encourage you to share this with your members, local and national health decision makers and your wider community. 

ESE and ESE Foundation also published Because Hormones Matter: Working together to raise awareness and promote better endocrine health in Europe, which includes a calendar to help the endocrine community focus our combined efforts over the coming year. Please download this to put up in your workplaces to remind yourselves and colleagues of these awareness days/weeks and take part on social media – let’s keep up the momentum!

Will you join us in raising awareness of the importance of good hormonal health?

Work to raise awareness of the importance of hormones in health and disease continues under the banner of #BecauseHormonesMatter

We created a toolkit of resources for those participating in European Hormone Day to use on social media or print out to use at events, and these remain available for you to use.

Go to the toolkit 

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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