Setting priorities for public health in the EU - Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention

Thursday, 4 October 2018 | 12.00-13.30 | Room 1

Organised by DG SANTE, European Commission

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The European Commission is committed to support Member States in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and in improving European citizens’ health. To meet these objectives, the Commission has set up a new approach on addressing public health challenges with the emphasis on implementation of evidence-based policy interventions at the national, regional and European level. The workshop will explore this new approach which is coordinated under the new Commission expert group “Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases”. The workshop will be chaired by Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General of DG SANTE. Representatives of the Member States, different Commission departments (the Structural Reform Support Service, DG ECFIN, DG Research, the Joint Research Centre), the European Investment Bank as well as stakeholders active in the area of noncommunicable diseases will be invited to contribute to the discussion.

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JOHN RYAN, Director, Public health, country knowledge, crisis management, DG SANTE, European Commission

CORINA SILVIA POP, State Secretary for Health, Ministry of Health Romania

FLORIN POPA, Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS), European Commission

DOROTHEE ECKERTZ, European Investment Bank

DIRK VAN DEN STEEN, Policy Officer, DG SANTE, European Commission

GIOVANNI NICOLETTI, Senior Medical Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy

MARITA FRIBERG, Public Health Agency of Sweden


MARTIN MCKEE, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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NamePopa, Florin
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