The European Health Award honours initiatives aiming to improve public health or healthcare in Europe. 
It was established in 2007 to promote cross-border cooperation, multi-country working and the development 
of sustainable, innovative and transferable initiatives which address current challenges such as disparities 
in health status, access to services and the provision of treatment within Europe. 

The European Health Award includes prize money of €10,000 and the 2017 prize will be presented at the 
20th European Health Forum Gastein in October 2017.


If you would like to nominate a health initiative for the European Health Award, please fill in 
the  Application Form (349 KB) and send it to Josef Wenninger  Josef.Wenninger(at) 

The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on Friday 26th May 2017.

  • ministry of health, austria
  • fopi

The European Health Award is sponsored by the 
Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs and FOPI, the Association of the Research & Development based Pharmaceutical Industry in Austria.

To access our archive of previous European Health Award winners, please visit the Years of Award pages, or download our European Health Award Information  Brochure (238 KB).

For pictures from the Award Ceremony 2016, please click here.