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Brussels Launch Event


22 Nov 2018 09:00 to 12:00


European Parliament, Room A5G1


Global Europe

Event Location


Event Description

Thursday 22 November | European Parliament | Brussels | 9am – 12pm | Room A5G1
Welcome and introduction
  • Tamsin Rose, Moderator
  • Lieve Wierinck MEP (ALDE, Belgium)

All Policies for a Healthy Europe: placing citizens’ well-being at the centre of policy

  • Robert Madelin, former Director General, DG SANTE, European Commission

Investing people: health and well-being as drivers of inclusive growth

  • Fabrice Murtin, Economist, OECD
  • Veli-Mikko Niemi, Director General, International Affairs, Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
It’s Possible: Learning from cross-sectoral action at national and European level
  • Marleen Bekker, ‘All About Health’ (Alles is Gezondheit), Netherlands
  • Henrique Martins, President, eHealth Authority (SPMS), Portuguese Ministry of Health
Followed by roundtable discussion, moderated by Tamsin Rose
Delivering for citizens: the political case for European action on health and well-being
  • Andrey Kovatchev MEP (EPP, Bulgaria) (tbc)

Making it happen: the political opportunity in 2019

This session is divided into three parts. After each part, there will be opportunity for roundtable discussion, including interventions by: Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance; Freek Spinnewijn, President, European Public Health Alliance and member of the European Commission Working Group on SDGs; Erika Widegreen, CEO, Re-Imagine Europa; EuroHealthNet (speaker tbc); Nicola Bedlington, Secretary General, European Patients’ Forum
I. Co-creating a multi-stakeholder vision for 2020 and beyond
  • Led by Bernard Merkel, former Head of Health Strategy, European Commission

II. Learning from successful political action in other sectors

  • Led by Tamsin Rose, Moderator

III. Communicating to achieve our goals

  • Led by Tamsin Rose, Moderator
IV. Concluding remarks
  • Tamsin Rose and participating stakeholders
Working together to deliver on a Healthy Europe 2020 – 2025 for citizens
  • Karin Kadenbach MEP (S&D, Austria)

This event is enabled by knowledge partnership from various organsations and by sponsorship from Johnson and Johnson and Microsoft.


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Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
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PES - Party of European Socialists
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European Young Innovators Forum
Partnership Officer
Eureka Network | Eurogia2020
Yalta European Strategy
Internship at Yalta European Strategy
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