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March 28 2024

Replay Available: High-level Conference on the Future EU Health Union

High-level Conference on the Future EU Health Union

The High-level Conference on the Future EU Health Union, which took place on March 26th and 27th, 2024, is now accessible for replay. This event, under the guiding principle ‘A Europe that cares, prepares, and protects’, gathered Ministers, policymakers, and health experts in a comprehensive discussion on the strategic priorities for the European Commission’s health agenda for 2024 – 2029.

A Glimpse into the Future of European Health

Hosted during the Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU, the conference was a critical step in shaping the future EU Health Union. Addressing key challenges such as the shortage of health workers, ensuring the security of medicines supply, enhancing crisis preparedness, preventing non-communicable diseases, and bolstering health investment, the discussions aimed at fortifying the EU’s health sector resilience and responsiveness.

Key Themes and Discussions

The conference spotlighted three major themes – care, preparedness, and protection – reflecting the Belgian presidency’s health priorities. The first day featured plenary sessions with keynote speeches that set the stage for the conference’s main focus areas: tackling the health workforce shortage, crisis preparedness, and securing the medicine supply chain. Participants then engaged in parallel workshop sessions for detailed deliberations with leading experts.

The concluding day witnessed a ministerial debate on envisioning the future health agenda for Europe, marking a significant milestone in collaborative health policymaking.

Watch the Replay

You can  watch the replay available online. This offers an invaluable opportunity to engage with the insights and discussions that will influence the direction of the European health policy landscape over the next five years.

Day 1: click here

Day 2: click here

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