Selection Criteria

Initiatives being nominated for the European Health Award must comply with the following in order to be eligible for consideration:

1) The initiative must already be in its implementation phase, although it does not have to be completed at the time of application. 

2) Applicants should be able to provide some initial results from their initiative.

3) The initiative must be implemented in at least two European countries.

4) The initiative should focus on public health or health care delivery and address an important threat to the health of the population in terms of prevention or health promotion, improving quality of care or access to care or through increased efficiency or cost-effectiveness. 

5) The initiative should be innovative and/or demonstrate how it has added an innovative dimension to similar projects.

6) The initiative should be sustainable and have the potential to be transferable to other countries. 

The European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) collates all applications and works with external evaluators to assess the applications against the above selection criteria.The EHFG Executive Board approves a shortlist of nominations which are then considered by a jury panel of European representatives from academia, policy and industry. The winner of the European Health Award will be selected by the jury panel in September 2017, and the Award including prize money of 10.000 will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein in October 2017.