The state of health in the EU – Making European health systems fit for the future

Health systems across Europe are faced with unprecedented challenges, from population ageing, digital divide, persisting inequalities in access to quality care, increasing burden on staff resources and shortages of health professionals.

This Policy Dialogue will look into the major trends that are transforming our health systems and having an impact on people’s health. The event will start with an overview of the State of Health in the EU initiative, followed by a discussion on ways to make EU health systems more accessible, effective, resilient, and future-fit. The event will be moderated by Claire Dhéret, Head of Social Europe & Well-being Programme, European Policy Centre.


Gaétan Lafortune, Senior Health Policy Analyst, OECD

Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Jo de Cock, Executive Director, National Institute of Health and Disability Insurance, Belgium

Kaisa Immonen, Director of Policy, European Patients Forum

Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health, DG for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit, Performance of national health systems, DG for Health and Food Safety
European Commission

Claire Dhéret, Head of Social Europe & Well-being Programme, European Policy Centre (Chair)


Feb 05 2020


10:00 - 12:30

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 05 2020
  • Time: 04:00 - 06:30


European Policy Centre
14-16 rue du Trône, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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