24 - 27 September | Hybrid Conference | Bad Hofgastein, AustriaEuropean Health Forum Gastein

EHFG 2024: Shifting sands of health

Democracy, demographics, digitalisation

Shifting sands of health – democracy, demographics, digitalisation

The health landscape in Europe is ever-changing, driven by numerous factors, trends, and forces. Inter-linked transformations, most prominently the demographic shift and the rapid developments in the world of digitalisation, have wide-ranging implications for the health of our societies and healthcare systems. Furthermore, the erosion of self-governing democracies by populist and autocratic political movements remains underestimated in health policy debates: democracy isn´t so much dying in the darkness as being extinguished in the cold light of day. The health community faces a stark choice: mobilise in this new landscape or collude with the health consequences.


Join us at the hybrid EHFG 2024 from 24 - 27 September to help find solutions for the complex “3D” interplay of democracy, demographics, and digitalisation. Let´s be optimistic and not bury our heads in the shifting sands!


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