European Health Forum GasteinEuropean Health Forum Gastein

3 - 5 October 2018 | Bad Hofgastein, Austria3 - 5 October 2018 | Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Health and Sustainable Development

Bold political choices for Agenda 2030

Health and Sustainable Development - Bold political choices for Agenda 2030

EHFG 2018 - Programme Overview

The 21st edition of the European Health Forum Gastein, an event on the Austria EU presidency calendar, concluded on the 5th of October with 600 leading health policy experts agreeing on the need to set bold political choices for health system sustainability in Europe.

Experts acknowledged the necessity to avoid reversing the strides achieved in improving the health of Europeans and rais ed concerns about the possible impact of the 2019 European elections on Europe’s health agenda.

“Health and Sustainable Development – bold political choices for Agenda 2030” was the broad theme that set the scene for forward - looking and solution - oriented discussions involving the European Commission, civil society representatives, key opinion leaders from the academic world, and private sector stakeholders from the pharmaceutical industry and beyond.

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EHFG 2018


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.

The European Health Forum Gastein 2018 is an official event of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.



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