Securing health in Europe

Friday, 02.10.2015 | 13:00 - 15:00

Organised by International Forum Gastein

Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities

Current health systems need to safeguard past gains in health while responding to new threats and opportunities which call for a strengthened European public health response. Though public health security remains high on the agenda, effective health systems go beyond that and are challenged to also engage with issues that lie outside the health sector. Functioning social systems and a resilient economy strongly contribute to a healthy Europe.

Building on the main discussions and first-hand outcomes of the conference, in this high-level debate we will address topics such as sustainable health systems and health economics with a focus on health system performance and health security.

EHFG 2015 video reflection

Tamsin Rose, Independent Health Activist

Round-up of the EHFG 2015 conference

Helmut Brand, International Forum Gastein, President

High-level debate

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Lydia Mutsch, Minister of Health and Minister for Equal Opportunities, Luxembourg

Guntis Belevics, Minister of Health, Latvia

Guenael Rodier, Director of the Division for Communicable Diseases, Health Security and Environment, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Helmut Brand, President, International Forum Gastein


David Rose, Director, LACS Training

EHFG News & Updates

EHFG Headquarters

EHFG Vienna Office