The Conference on the Future of Europe is the most ambitious exercise in citizen participation ever undertaken in Europe, organisers say, with results that are expected to lead to concrete measures.
Herwig Ostermann, Executive Director of Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, talks about scientific evidence as a basis for wide-reaching political decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic and the PHIRI project for improved knowledge transfer in Europe.
Slovenia’s health minister Janez Poklukar in an interview on what worked well in the response by the European Union and the Member States to the COVID-19 pandemic, and why better coordination will be necessary in future.
What can Europe and the world learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? How can we show renewed strength as we emerge and ensure that health continues to be given the necessary significance within society? The European Health Forum Gastein 2021 aims to provide answers to these questions.
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”.
Colin Crouch in an interview on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, other global issues such as climate change and rising inequality, and how rebuilding a social Europe can contribute to mastering these challenges.
Over 650 health policy and public health experts from across Europe joined this year’s digital European Health Forum Gastein (30 Sept – 2 Oct 2020) and explored how we can build more resilient healthcare systems and societies while reconceptualising economic growth and well-being.
Portugal’s Minister of Health, Marta Temido; Austria’s Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, Rudolf Anschober, and Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe explain what “Dancing with elephants”, the main theme of the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2020, means to them.
In 2018, as many as 3.1 million cancer cases were diagnosed in Europe. This figure is set to reach 3.9 million by 2040. A strategy presented by the European Commission aims to improve the prevention, early detection, therapy and follow-up treatment of cancer.