Young Forum Gastein 2017

Background information & materials

4-6 October 2017, Bad Hofgastein

In 2017, 70 young professionals working in the field of health from EU Member States and beyond have been awarded the scholarship. They will participate in the #EHFG2017 conference as Young Forum Gastein scholars and will be introduced to the YFG Network.

This year, the YFG Network is supported by the Bosch Foundation, ASPHER, ECDC, Forum Alpbach, Going International and the European Health Forum Gastein.

YFG Public affairs management session with Marleen Bekker
YFG 2017 Global Health Diplomacy Workshop with Michaela Told
YFG 2017 Programme Overview
YFG Programme 2017
YFG 2017 Who is Who
YFG Yearbook 2017
Overview of Working Groups YFG 2017
YFG Summer Newsletter 2017


The scholars have a busy schedule during the EHFG conference which includes participating in the general conference programme as well as attending specific Young Forum Gastein meetings and working groups.

This year Young Gasteiners can expand their knowledge in a health advocacy workshop and a skills-building session. Mentoring sessions with senior EHFG delegates representing our four pillars and a career talk are again in the programme. Additionally, Young Gasteiners will collaborate in diverse inter-professional and inter-cultural groups, facilitate networking and encourage thinking about the inherent issues of important European healthcare topics such as health diplomacy and policy and practice.

Young Gasteiners are playing an increasingly important role both in the organisation of the conference and in increasing the visibility of the YFG initiative. At this year's EHFG they will also join as speakers, panellists or moderators in a number of sessions:

  • Environment & health: Building the evidence base for policy (Forum 9)
  • Exploring the needs and future developments of immunisation records in the EU (Forum 6)
  • Health inequalities: threats and opportunities (Forum 8)
  • Investing in healthier cities: "insuring prevention" (Workshop 1)
  • Medicines; new game, new rules (Forum 5)
  • Power to the people - Re-imagining health systems with people at their centre (Workshop 4)
  • Social inclusion, work & health (Workshop 8)
  • The right health workforce - a matter of planning? (Workshop 2)
  • Transformative approaches for equity and resilience (Forum 10).

Two Young Gasteiners have evaluated the applications for the European Health Award 2017 and will be moderating the Award Ceremony.

This year's Young Forum Gastein was made possible by funding from the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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