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“Strengthening Resilience Across Europe – European Health Union: the key pillar for an Economy of Well-being”

23 May @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In tackling the pandemic, the EU has taken centre stage in areas of public health and healthcare that were previously the sole domain of national governments and brought into focus the ambition for a deeper European Health Union. However, bolder action is needed to achieve a European Health Union and to ensure that health and well-being is seen as the highest priority of the European project.

This multi-faceted event will bring together a wide range of experts to share perspectives and best practices about the inclusion of an Economy of Well-being into national and Union policies as a key to achieve a sustainable, healthy and socially inclusive recovery.

Join our multi-faceted event on how to ensure that health and well-being are taken into account in the decision-making process and on the role of the EU in health policies.

This event will be moderated by EURACTIV Journalist and Presenter Jennifer Baker, and will gather representatives and experts from the European institutions, the civil society and the industry.


Introductory remarks [14:00-14:45 CET]

Part 1 – 2022, the time to translate the European Health Union into reality

Video Message by Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas

Part 2 – Building the European Health Union together

w/ Representatives from business

Panel discussions [14:45-16:30 CET]

Session 1 – Implementing a ‘Health and Well-being in All Policies’ approach at EU level

w/ Acting Deputy DG for Health, DG SANTE, John F Ryan

and representatives from civil society

Session 2 – Bridging the gap between the EU and national levels: the key to moving towards an Economy of Well-being

w/ Chair of the Interregional Group on Health and Well-being, Committee of the Regions, Birgitta Sacrédeus

and Director General for Communities and Functional Capacity from the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Veli-Mikko Niemi

Session 3 –  Beating Cancer Plan: a holistic approach to renew EU intergovernmental cooperation in the areas of health and well-being

w/ WHO Special Envoy for the European Region, Former Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis

and Member of the European Parliament, Sara Cerdas

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23 May
8:00 am - 5:00 pm