The number of children affected with CHD waiting for treatment is more or less 6 million, to which 800.000 to 1.500.000 new cases are added each year. A further 5 million are affected at a young age by rheumatic fever with 1 million awaiting treatment.

European Heart for Children (EHC) is a humanitarian non-profit organisation
Our patrons are: European Society of Cardiology, World Heart Federation, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO
Our principles are: Impartiality, Transparency, Solidity, Rigour.


European Heart for Children (EHC) was founded by Claudia Florio, an Italian film director, during Prof. Roberto Ferrari’s  ESC presidency (2008-2010).


EHC started out as an ESC Committee in 2009 but has since then been transformed into a non-profit humanitarian organisation registered in France under number 01267 in the official associations journal No 0020 (15/5/2010) and declared in the “Prefecture des Alpes-Maritimes” 23/4/2010, with headquarters at the European Heart House in Nice.

The organisation falls under the umbrella of the ESC although it works independently.

European Heart House

Les Templiers - 2035, Route des Colles

06410 Biot - France


BP 179 06903 - Sophia Antipolis Cedex - France - Fond de dotation - Reg No. 01267 off. ass. journal No. 0020

Italian Offices:

Via Ariosto 28

44121 ferrara - italy