Main theme for EHFG 2015 is out!

We are very happy to share the conference theme for the 18th European Health Forum Gastein with you!

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Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities

Current health systems need to safeguard past gains in health while responding to new threats and opportunities which call for a strengthened European public health response. Though public health security remains high on the agenda, effective health systems go beyond that and are challenged also to engage with issues that lie outside the health sector. Functioning social systems and a resilient economy strongly contribute to a healthy Europe.

18th EHFG: 30th September – 2nd October 2015

Keep an eye out for further information!


Out Now: Conference Report 2014!

We are proud to present the extensive Conference Report of last year’s EHFG.

The report brings back three eventful conference days, not only by giving an overview of outcomes and main topics but indeed by providing comprehensive summaries of all sessions.

Like in past years we would like to thank all the Young Forum Gastein Scholars, rapporteurs and partners for their contribution to this publication.

We are looking forward to this year’s conference, the 18th edition of the European Health Forum Gastein!

30th September – 2nd October 2015

Stay tuned for our main theme 2015 – to be announced soon!



Goodbye for now!

ProfilphotoHaving worked for the EHFG for four and a half years, I have decided to embark on a new adventure.

I have accepted a post as a development worker in Cambodia for the GIZ. It is a dream come true for me. Now I can combine my nursing experience with my public health experience.

I am leaving the EHFG with mixed feelings, because on the one hand I am looking forward to the new challenges I will encounter in my new job, and on the other hand I know that I will miss working for the EHFG, I will miss the mountains here in Austria and most of all I will miss my lovely colleagues!

Furthermore, I would like to thank you for your companionship and support over the years. It was a pleasure to work with you!

Please keep in touch; maybe our paths will cross again. The easiest way to find me is on LinkedIn or on my personal email: lucyfde[at]

Lisa Bornscheuer will be my successor and I wish her the best of luck and a fabulous time in Salzburg!

All the best,



Hello everyone!



My name is Lisa and I am very happy to say that I am EHFG’s newest addition! As Lucy – our current policy officer – is going to leave the team, I will take her position from now on. I am very excited about starting to work here in Salzburg and will do my best to keep up Lucy’s good work!


Some background information on me: Originally I am from Germany, but have spent the past four years mostly in the UK and the Netherlands. In my Bachelor I studied International Politics. Towards the end of this degree I grew interested in European and Global Public Health. I thus continued with a Master’s in Health Economics, Policy and Law and am now lucky enough to actually start working in the field I am interested in.


EHFG’s aim to provide a platform for the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge on matters related to health is one I will gladly dedicate my time and energy towards. I am really looking forward to the coming time, to a lot of new challenges and experiences!