The COVID-19 pandemic has upended lives, radically altered the political landscape and accentuated the need for true cross-sector and cross-border collaboration. In that sense, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) aims to provide a platform for discussion for the various stakeholders in the field of public health and health care, by bringing together decision-makers from the public and private sector, civil society, and science and academia. This year’s conference main theme is ‘health at the heart of a resilient future for Europe’ as health has become a top priority on Europe’s political agenda in the wake of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. The conference took place between 27 September and 1 October 2021.
Dr. Milka Sokolović, Director General at the European Public Health Alliance, participated in the plenary “Co-creating a healthier Europe – More health responsibilities or business as usual?“, covering the EU’s new role in health and the European Health Union framework.
EPHA Director Gnrl @milkasklvc addressed #EHFG2021 today emphasising that EU citizens are being devalued & deprived from influence. Examples of such:— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) September 29, 2021
❌no structural funding foreseen for NGOs in the #EU4Health Programme &
❌no civil society & @Europarl_EN at the #HERA table pic.twitter.com/d19WYCVZWf
Co-creating a healthier Europe - More health responsibilities or business as usual? Re-watch #EHFG2021 Plenary 2 with @SKyriakidesEU @anniekderuijter @HowardCatton @ICNurses @milkasklvc @EPHA_EU & @istvan_ujhelyi here: https://t.co/V2suvJpkkm #EHFG2021rewind pic.twitter.com/58qKvvsxRv— GasteinForum (@GasteinForum) November 2, 2021