Organised by DG Health and Consumers of the European Commission
EU Session on improving access and combating discrimination in healthcare with a focus on vulnerable groups.
This session will explore the two aspects of discrimination in healthcare and improving access to healthcare. In this context the main objectives are:
• To identify issues in relation to discrimination in the access to healthcare in the EU.
• To highlight the European Commission's commitment to the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in access to healthcare
• To discuss EU and Member States’ possible actions on improving the access to healthcare in the EU, identifying gaps and challenges and highlighting evidence and best practices.
The session will present a range of perspectives of what the current issues are as well as panel discussions on actions.
T Borg, EU Commissioner for Health, European Commission
Facts: Report of studies carried out by Fundamental Rights agency
M Kjaerum, Director, Fundamental Rights Agency
What is the EU doing?
M Cashman, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, UK)
What is the EC doing?
A Ciobanu-Dordea, Director, DG Justice, European Commission
G Mitchell, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Ireland)
A Athanasiu, European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe
F Vanbiervliet, European Advocacy Officer, Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World)
M Kosinska, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
R Petrova-Benedict, International Organisation for Migration
C Gréboval, Secretary General, European Women's Lobby
S Aujean, International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
L Mendao, EATG, European AIDS Treatment Group
Representative of the European Disability Forum (tbc)
J Cohen, Open Society Foundations