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.
An interview with Anniek de Ruijter, Professor of Health Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam, about the European welfare state model and its relevance for EU and global health issues.
Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in an interview on the major crises faced by Europe and the world today and why we need to work together more than ever to tackle them.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has taken initial steps towards forming a European Health Union. Many public health representatives believe that further-reaching measures should follow.
An interview with internationally recognised health expert Michael Marmot on health inequalities in the UK and across Europe, the effects of COVID-19 on society, and why being Prime Minister is not one of his personal ambitions.
An interview with István Ujhelyi, Member of the European Parliament, on why the COVID-19 pandemic supported the initiation of a “European Health Union” and which further steps are necessary.
Renowned health expert Ilona Kickbusch in an interview with “Healthy Europe” on the significance of health promotion in times of crisis, and on strategies for the future to achieve greater well-being among all citizens.
Susan Michie, Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London, explains why it is never easy to make healthy changes to our lives, how it can still be done nonetheless – and why she used to only wash her hair in the gym.
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.
Healthy Europe asked seven international health experts what they expect from the future after the pandemic is over: Austria’s Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein; Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission; Marc Pearson and Francesca Columbo from the OECD; Mojca Gabrijelčič Blenkuš, President of EuroHealthNet; Lars Münter, Communications Lead of the Nordic Health 2030 Movement; and Amanda Janoo, Knowledge and Policy Lead of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.