The European Health Forum Gastein is the most important health-related event in the European Union and a meeting point for experts from different fields within the health system. It differs greatly from other events which are generally focused on very specific areas.


Electing health - the Europe we want!

We are pleased to share with you the final version of this year's conference.

 17th EHFG Programme (3.5 MB) 
(printed version 15.09.2014; last online update 23.09.2014)

Please find weekly updated programme in the Programme 2014 section.


The European Parliament elections, the elections for the President of the European Commission and the new College of Commissioners in 2014 earmarks an important year for European politics in general and for health policy in Europe in particular. In order to meet visions of a social and prosperous Europe, we need politicians and stakeholders who will champion smart, sustainable and inclusive policies while maintaining strong values such as 
universality, access to good quality care, equity and solidarity. However there are concerns about an increased eurosceptic presence in the new European Parliament and what that could entail for health. 
The EHFG 2014 will reflect on the opportunities and risks for health in light of the outcome of the current European elections, and will discuss how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens.