Health equity and social justice: aligning two policy agendas for a flourishing Europe
17 September 2019
Workshop organised by the European Public Health Alliance in the framework of the Social Platform “Building Social Europe” Flagship Conference of 16-18 September 2019
For instance, people who are exposed to socio-economic vulnerabilities experience higher rates of poor health, such as mental ill-health and obesity, and impaired access to adequate prevention, treatment and care. The costs associated with this state of affairs, many of which again manifest as health-related, are a major burden to the European economy and hinder significantly people’s life chances and social mobility.
This workshop explored how socio-economic policies can promote health equity and how health policies can promote social justice, exploring this multi-dimensional dynamic. This aimed to help align these perspective for the creation of a strong, integrated policy agenda for a Europe that promotes people’s flourishing.
During this workshop, we strived to answer the following questions:
- What is the added value of the EU working on this topic?
- What does the EU already do in this field (state-of-play?
- What is missing (gaps) and how can EU engagement be strengthened?
- What are our recommendations for steps forwards?