Europe initially failed to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously enough. But then the EU demonstrated its strengths, most notably by taking swift action to counter the economic recession.
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. Its main theme is “Rise like a phoenix”.
Nurses are by far the largest group in the healthcare profession, accounting for approximately 59 percent of the workforce. Significantly improving their working conditions is the key to making health systems in Europe and around the world more resilient and better prepared for future challenges.
Eighty percent of long-term care in Europe is provided by family members. More and better support for this group is needed, with a particularly acute need for improvement in several countries of Eastern and Southern Europe.
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.
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.
Imagine an economy that focuses on achieving population wellbeing and social justice instead of profit and mathematical growth. This may sound utopian, but some governments are already making progress.
Public health experts have been in the spotlight as never before since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the amount of available knowledge has seldom been so sparse.
The European Health Forum Gastein is being held online for the first time this year. The main theme is: “Dancing with elephants – New partnerships for health, democracy, business”.
Vaccine hesitancy is growing in some European countries. Counterstrategies are necessary at a national level and also in cooperation between states.