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Health in All Politics – a better future for Europe

20th EHFG - Anniversary Edition 2017


Since its foundation in 1998 the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) conference has developed into a key annual event, bringing together, politicians, senior decision-makers, representatives of interest groups, and experts in the field of public health and healthcare.

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Our focus is on health policy in Europe, at all political levels.


Leaders from all health stakeholder groups meet & debate at Gastein.


We report to key institutions, feeding into future policies.


Discuss with senior experts & get a 360° view on major topics.

European Health Forum Gastein 2017

Health in all Politics - a better future for Europe

The 20th edition centred around the theme of Health in All Politics - one of its key insights was coined by newly elected EHFG President Clemens Martin Auer: There is no creativity without confrontation. Now more than ever, Gastein Forum must remain an open forum for all health stakeholders to engage critically but constructively in key issues.

An important takeaway from the conference was the widely perceived urgency to unite against any attempts to close down health policy at EU level. Furthermore, the EHFG 2017 reiterated that facts are not enough to counteract negative health developments precipitated by post-truth rhetoric. Strong moral leadership and identification of common values are needed to give the facts a fighting chance.

We have invited our participants and speakers to discuss how we can move forward in several concrete areas: Health in All Policies, Health systems, Access to medicines and Innovation, Big Data & ICT.

We are pleased to share with you the final Conference Report of the EHFG 2017.

Conference Report

Organisers, Sponsors & Partners 2017

We would like to thank the following partners for helping to make this year's conference happen:

EHFG News & Updates

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