The European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) was held for the 26th time this year, with “Health systems in crisis” as its main topic. The EHFG 2023 gathered over 160 speakers, spanning the World Health Organization, European Commission, country officials, industry representatives, healthcare professionals, and civil society actors.

Healthy Europe asked three prominent decision-makers why Europe’s health systems are facing a crisis. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, Sandra Gallina, Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, and Johannes Rauch, Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Austria, responded.