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EHFG 2016

EHFG 2016

Demographics & Diversity in Europe

The 2016 conference took place against a backdrop of concerns about the future, both in terms of the European political landscape and the challenges posed by demographic change - including population ageing, the rise of multimorbidity, increased societal diversity and migratory pressures.

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Press Archive 2016

Press Archive 2016

Demographics & Diversity in Europe

Throughout the conference several press points gathered high-ranking experts to discuss some of the issues related to demographic change from various angles: the scope of the problem, economic implications and how to translate talk into action. Featuring Nobel Prize Laureate Paul Krugman.

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European Health Award 2016

European Health Award 2016

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: European Antibiotics Awareness Day

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2016

Young Forum Gastein 2016

Background information & materials

The YFG celebrated its 10th anniversary. 70 young professionals working in the field of health from EU Member States and beyond were awarded the scholarship.

Learn more about the activities during the EHFG conference and throughout the year.

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EHFG 2015

EHFG 2015

Securing Health in Europe

The EHFG 2015 covered topics such as sustainable health systems and health economics. With the focus on health system performance, pricing of medicines and health security, including health threat responses, European development aid and health policy development.

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Press Archive 2015

Press Archive 2015

Securing health in Europe

The press conferences at the EHFG 2015 addressed topics such as the refugee crisis and pricing of medicines. Among the high-ranking speakers were Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Meinie Nicolai, President, MSF Operational Centre Brussels.

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European Health Award 2015

European Health Award 2015

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: Health with Migrants for Migrants in Europe (MiMi)

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2015

Young Forum Gastein 2015

Background information & materials

76 young professionals working in the field of health from Member States of the European Union and beyond were invited to attend the 18th EHFG conference. The YFG network was also very active throughout that year.

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EHFG 2014

EHFG 2014

Electing Health - The Europe we want!

The EHFG 2014 reflected on the opportunities and risks for health in light of the outcome of the recent European elections, and discussed how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens.

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Press Archive 2014

Press Archive 2014

Electing Health - The Europe we want!

Issues discussed at the 2014 conference ranged from late-breaking topics like Ebola to more long-term health systems challenges, e.g. the need to implement a true shift to prevention. Press conferences included speakers such as Dr Alojz Peterle, MEP and Peteris Zilgalvis, DG CONNECT.

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European Health Award 2014

European Health Award 2014

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: EpiSouth Plus Project

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2014

Young Forum Gastein 2014

Background information & materials

77 young professionals were invited to attend the 17th EHFG. This year, scholarships were supported by the European Commission (DG Health and Consumers; DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology and the Joint Research Centre), ASPHER, and the Gastein Forum.

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EHFG 2013

EHFG 2013

Resilient and Innovative Health Systems for Europe

The 16th edition of the EHFG explored the relationship between austerity policies and necessary innovations in health care systems in order to keep them resilient. Experts looked for answers to the following three questions: 1) What are the key strategies to make health systems resilient? 2) What are the most important innovations to promote health system performance and resilience? 3) How can decision-makers best introduce and implement these innovations?

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Press Archive 2013

Press Archive 2013

Resilient & Innovative Health Systems for Europe

Press conferences at EHFG 2013 were all about shock-proofing European health systems. Speakers came from diverse backgrounds and included Greek Minister of Health Adonis Georgiades and Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy.

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European Health Award 2013

European Health Award 2013

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: ReDNet Project. New and rapid forms of identification and dissemination of evidence-based information on novel psychoactive substances (NPS) among vulnerable individuals

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects. Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2013

Young Forum Gastein 2013

Background information & materials

75 young researchers and officials working in the field of health from Member States of the European Union and beyond have been awarded the scholarship. for the first time, a number of NGO representatives joined the YFG network.

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EHFG 2012

EHFG 2012

Crisis & Opportunity - Health in an Age of Austerity

Health communication and the future development of healthcare were two of the key topics. We also looked at the performance of European health systems in times of economic crisis and both the challenges and new possibilities that such conditions create for healthcare.

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Press Archive 2012

Press Archive 2012

Crisis & Opportunity - Health in an Age of Austerity

How can health systems provide affordable care for everyone? Improving efficiency in spending was one of the crucial topics of the EHFG 2012. Press points gathered representatives from ministries, EU institutions, the OECD, and agencies such as ECDC.

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European Health Award 2012

European Health Award 2012

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU)

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2012

Young Forum Gastein 2012

Background information & materials

In 2012, 70 young researchers and officials working in the field of health from Member States of the EU have once again been invited to attend the EHFG conference. In addition, the WHO Regional Office for Europe contributed to the initiative, supporting several Young Gastein Scholars from Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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EHFG 2011

EHFG 2011

Innovation and Wellbeing – European health in 2020 & beyond

The conference provided a timely opportunity to reflect on the United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which had taken place just a few weeks previously.

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Press Archive 2011

Innovation and Wellbeing – European health in 2020 & beyond

14th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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European Health Award 2011

European Health Award 2011

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: Child Safety Report Cards – Prevention of accidents among children

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2011

Young Forum Gastein 2011

Background information & materials

73 young professionals were granted the YFG scholarship. The initiative has expanded not just in numbers and countries represented, but also in tasks and responsibilities during the EHFG conference.

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EHFG 2010

EHFG 2010

Health in Europe - Ready for the Future?

This year was marked by the growing awareness that the future of health will be complex, with the pace of change accelerating and the boundaries blurring. The discussions have shown that demographic change, globalisation, individualism and new technologies are four trends that will shape our lives in future.

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Press Archive 2010

Health in Europe - Ready for the Future?

13th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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European Health Award 2010

European Health Award 2010

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: European Chronic Diseases Alliance

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2010

Young Forum Gastein 2010

Background information & materials

In 2010 the YFG Network reached 160 members. 71 young researchers and officials from 28 European countries working in the field of health were invited to attend the EHFG conference. Apart from actively participating in the general programme various YFG oriented events, such as a networking workshop and thematic working groups were scheduled.

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EHFG 2009

EHFG 2009

Financial Crisis & Health Policy

The focus in 2009 was on health policy in times of financial crisis to find appropriate solutions for a balanced interaction between the industry, health systems and patients.

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Press Archive 2009

Financial Crisis & Health Policy

12th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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European Health Award 2009

European Health Award 2009

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: European Practice Assessment (EPA)

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2009

Young Forum Gastein 2009

Background information & materials

We welcomed 72 young researchers and officials from the Member States of the European Union to the EHFG conference.

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EHFG 2008

EHFG 2008

Values in Health

Values as a guideline for human behaviour become increasingly important in a time when globalisation leads to the application of economic principles in many areas of life.

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Press Archive 2008

Values in Health

11th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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European Health Award 2008

European Health Award 2008

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: CAWT Renal Project

 

Detailed information about the winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2008

Young Forum Gastein 2008

Background information & materials

51 young professionals from Europe participated in the Young Forum Gastein. A special meeting with EU Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou took place during the EHFG conference.

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EHFG 2007

EHFG 2007

Shaping the Future of Health

The EHFG celebrated its 10th edition. Under the motto "10 Years Gastein – Shaping the future of health" main aspects and challenges of European health policy were discussed to develop solutions for the future.

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Press Archive 2007

Shaping the Future of Health

10th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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European Health Award 2007

European Health Award 2007

Winner & short-listed projects

Winning project: European Alliance against Depression

 

Detailed information about the first-time winner and all shortlisted projects.

Press releases and photo archive are also available in this section.

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Young Forum Gastein 2007

Young Forum Gastein 2007

Background information & materials

The Young Forum Gastein scholarship was initiated, to enable promising young health professionals to attend the annual EHFG conference for learning and networking. The initiative was established by the European Health Forum Gastein, with the support of the European Commission, DG Health and Consumers and DG Research, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in 2007.

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EHFG 2006

EHFG 2006

Health sans frontiers

A range of timely and urgent topics were discussed within the framework of the main theme, among them health policy innovation, healthcare infrastructure, health professional migration, pandemics and European Health Technology Assessment.

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Press Archive 2006

Health sans frontiers

9th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2005

EHFG 2005

Partnerships for Health

Debates on topics such as nutrition, eHealth, involvement of citizens as partners in health, research, the safety of medicines and healthy choices were at the centre of the 8th EHFG edition.

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Press Archive 2005

Partnerships for Health

8th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2004

EHFG 2004

Global Health Challenges

Topics relating to values, principles and objectives of health policy in Europe were at the centre of the EHFG 2004. Further, issues that pose major challenges to health systems but are sometimes neglected, such as mental health, health at the workplace, women's health, were part of the programme.

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Press Archive 2004

Global Health Challenges

7th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2003

EHFG 2003

Health & Wealth

The EHFG 2003 investigated a series of pivotal challenges for European health policy, among others pharmaceutical policy in Europe, a macro-economic view of the health sector and healthy ageing. Several timely issues such as crisis management and health policy against the backdrop of the SARS epidemy, safety and quality of human blood products in an enlarged Europe and patient oriented quality management in healthcare were also discussed.

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Press Archive 2003

Health & Wealth

6th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2002

EHFG 2002

Common Challenges for Health & Care

Topical issues such as patient mobility, the adaptability of healthcare systems in a changing environment and the future of public health research were discussed. Followed by inequalities in health and the resulting challenges for social policy, nutrition and food policy.

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Press Archive 2002

Common Challenges for Health & Care

5th edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2001

EHFG 2001

Integrating Health across Policies

The 4th edition addressed a major challenge to European health policy: the necessity of integrating health issues into different policy areas. The following topics were discussed: health policy against the background of globalisation and world trade, health policy in the context of the Single Market and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the relationship between health technology and health policy.

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Press Archive 2001

Integrating Health across Policies

Fourth edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 2000

EHFG 2000

Information & Communication in Health

During the EHFG 2000 possibilities to communicate high-quality information about health, risks and disease to citizens were discussed. The increasingly significant role of IT applications in health systems was addressed and pros as well as cons were examined. The discussions about the future EU health strategy entered a decisive phase, the EHFG offering an excellent opportunity to put the EU Commission's proposals to a broader audience for debate.

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Press Archive 2000

Information & Communication in Health

Third edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG 1999

EHFG 1999

Health & Social Security

Experts coming from various sectors of health policy - science, economy, industry, politics, patient organisations – met to discuss the main topic and to create visions to shape the future of health policy in Europe. Topics, such as the quality of care, equity, the role of technology, research on rare diseases and the impact of biotechnology were on the agenda.

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Press Archive 1999

Health & Social Security

Second edition of the EHFG conference - press coverage.

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EHFG 1998

EHFG 1998

Creating a Better Future for Health Systems in Europe

First edition of the EHFG conference. The programme included a range of sub-topics such as European Health Policy at the Turn of the Millennium, Global Development, National Responsibility and Regional Challenge in a Changing Europe and International Networks. The Gastein valley hosted 235 congress participants from 21 countries, the EU Member States and the membership candidates, as well as delegates from international organisations.

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Press 1998

Creating a Better Future for Health Systems in Europe

First edition of the EHFG conference - press and media coverage.

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EHFG News & Updates

EHFG Headquarters

EHFG Salzburg Office

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