Governance structure

To guarantee All.Can’s independence, transparency* and multi-stakeholder engagement in our decision-making processes, we have a robust governance structure in place:

*The All.Can international secretariat, provided by The Health Policy Partnership, is registered with the EU Transparency Register.

The decision-making function of All.Can is performed by the international steering committee, while specific activities are overseen by working groups comprising All.Can international members. The steering committee and members are supported by a secretariat, which performs the operational function of All.Can international. It presents quarterly reports of activities, outcomes and finances to the steering committee. The secretariat is currently provided by The Health Policy Partnership Ltd, an independent health policy research consultancy.


All.Can international is led by its members. Members are responsible for all major decisions linked to the overall group’s strategic plan, its scope of activities, governance and approval of new members. Our members have ultimate control over our work programme, with the steering committee playing the executive role.

There are two main types of member. General members include non-profit organisations or individuals who wish to contribute to All.Can’s programme of activities. Funding partners include for-profit companies who are members of All.Can international and also contribute, either financially or in kind (non-financially).

All members’ opinions and contributions are valued – and considered equal – irrespective of membership status.

Funding principles

All.Can international is funded by several funding partners, who provide a given financial contribution (annually) to the secretariat to fund the entire All.Can initiative.

Geographical scope

All.Can international operates at an international level. National All.Can initiatives also exist as independent initiatives in several countries across Europe, North America and Australia. These national initiatives are part of the All.Can family but each has its own governance structure. They may use the All.Can branding as long as they agree in writing to adhere to the All.Can international Terms of Reference.

Editorial control

All.Can international operates a strict editorial control policy, with complete editorial control resting with all members who contribute to any given publication or output.

All.Can international’s activities and their outputs aim to accurately represent a consensus among all members – with ultimate editorial control residing with the Steering Committee. No members have any special editorial status and all efforts are made to give equal representation to all members’ views.

Please note: All.Can international was established in December 2016 for research and education purposes only. It does not promote or endorse the products of any of its funding partners in any of its materials or communications.

Steering committee

The All.Can international steering committee oversees the strategic direction of the initiative.

Find out more about our steering committee

Working groups

All.Can international has three working groups, focusing on specific areas of work and activities.

See our three working groups