Archive: 'Jul 2018' :

In Luxembourg today, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis launched the first meeting of the Joint Action on Health Inequalities ”Health Equity in Europe”. In his speech, the Commissioner expressed his belief that the broad and ambitious scope of this Joint Action would be a key piece of work to promote […]

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In 2018 the European Commission launched for the first time ever a European Sustainability Award to reward the efforts and creativity of European people, businesses and organisations. The ambition of this award is clear: championing inspiring cases of initiatives that are turning the global Sustainable Development Goals into concrete solutions and opportunities. Given the cross-cutting nature of the Sustainable Development […]

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Senior officials from the European Commission (EC), together with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held their 2018 bilateral meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 18 and 19 June. The two-day bilateral regulatory dialogue allowed the strategic partners to review their ongoing cooperative initiatives, discuss strategic priorities for the coming […]

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The Commission has appointed 52 experts to the new High-Level Group on Artificial Intelligence. The Group, consisting of representatives of academia, business, and civil society, will support the implementation of the EU Communication on Artificial Intelligence published in April 2018. The High-Level Expert Group will make recommendations on how to address mid-and long-term challenges and opportunities related […]

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Health will have a strong dimension in the next EU budget. Following the adoption of the new Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027 on 2 May, the Commission adopted today the legislative proposal for a new European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Programme. The health strand of the ESF+ Programme shall support public health policies […]

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As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is today proposing to renew the ‘Connecting Europe Facility’, with €42.3 billion to support investments in the European infrastructure networks for transport (€30.6 billion), energy (€8.7 billion) and digital (€3 billion). This represents a 47% increase compared to 2014-2020[1], showing the EU’s commitment […]

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£2.5BN British Patient Capital Programme Launched To Enable Long-Term Investment In Innovative Companies Across The UK   British Patient Capital fulfils the Chancellor’s 2017 Autumn Budget commitment and one of the outcomes of the Patient Capital Review British Patient Capital will support UK businesses with high growth potential to access the long-term financing that will […]

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                         There was positive agreement amongst representatives from all sectors of Canada’s digital health care community when they met at the Ontario Ecosystem for Digital Health in Toronto on June 27th – the newest member of the International Connected Health Ecosystem Network. Ontario is the largest province in […]

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