From 27 September to 1 October 2021, the second fully virtual edition of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) featured over 175 speakers, spanning the World Health Organization (WHO), European Union (EU) and country officials, industry representatives, healthcare professionals, civil society actors and social rights activists. The main theme of the EHFG 2021 was “Rise like a phoenix – Health at the heart of a resilient future for Europe”.
Now is the time to strengthen the role of the EU in health policy and to build a European Health Union. This will require appropriate amendments to the EU treaties, writes former European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in his guest contribution.
The 14th European Public Health (EPH) Conference which should have taken place in Dublin on 10–12 November 2021 will be organised as a virtual event. The main topic is “Public health futures in a changing world”.