26 October: EU Health Summit – Time for action
EU HEALTH SUMMIT
TIME FOR ACTION
Lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic
26 October 2020 | 13:30 – 17:30
The EU Health Coalition is delighted to invite you to the EU Health Summit “Time for Action” which will go virtual on the 26th of October with the participation of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and EU Presidency German Health Minister Jens Spahn.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of cooperation between all sectors and actors to ensure our healthcare systems can function to their best ability in saving human lives.
In 2018, 33 organisations came together under the umbrella of the EU Health Coalition. They jointly developed 20 recommendations for a healthier Europe to promote a shared vision of health in Europe. A number of these have since been implemented including, most notably, giving a much larger role to health at EU level. Much still remains to be done!
This year, it is time for action. The continued and concrete implementation of the 2018 recommendations requires a broad support base as well as multi-stakeholder actions. For the second edition of the EU Health Summit, participants together with the EU Health Coalition partners, will develop implementing actions to continue to translate the 2018 recommendations into concrete policy change and improve Europeans’ health and health systems’ sustainability. Particular attention will be paid to the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to translate these into a political vision capable of maximising collaboration and ensuring a healthy and equitable future for everyone in Europe.
The EU Health Coalition was created following the first-ever EU Health Summit, in November 2018. The Coalition promotes a shared vision of health in Europe, based on jointly developed recommendations. The purpose is to ensure that health remains high on the political agenda and to champion the changes required to address the unprecedented challenges that an ageing population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases pose to healthcare systems and citizens.
The EU Health Coalition is composed of patient organisations, EU research-oriented medical societies, industry organisations, healthcare providers, regional and local health authorities and other relevant stakeholders, who all share a common vision. To find out more about the work of the EU Health Coalition, please visit our website here.