Coming up next: 22nd EHFG

2 - 4 October 2019 | Bad Hofgastein, Austria

Health and Sustainable Development - Bold political choices for Agenda 2030

EHFG 2018 - Conference Outcomes


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 make bold political choices for health system sustainability in Europe.

Experts acknowledged the necessity to avoid reversing the strides achieved in improving health and well-being in Europe, and raised concerns about the possible impact of the 2019 European elections on the European 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. In advance of our comprehensive conference report, read our Outcomes for a more compact overview report, featuring some Bold Political Choices put forward by our delegates and conference cartoons from Floris Oudshoorn.



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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