(EU4)Health in all programmes

Harnessing synergies for a resilient future

Thursday, 28 September 2023 | 08:45-09:45 | Conference Centre

Organised by the Hungarian Ministry of Interior and Gesundheit Österreich GmbH in the scope of the NFP4Health project

EU4Health - the current fourth iteration of the European health programme - has seen an increase in scope and budget in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and has set its sights not only on spearheading recovery from the pandemic, but also on providing tools for EU-Member States and associated countries to adapt to the multi-faceted crises that have faced European people and health systems ever since.

At the same time, EU4Health cannot function in isolation, and is situated within a complex web of synergistic funds, programmes, and policies, shaped by the European Commission together with the Member States, and implemented through the management of related budgets, calls, and projects by the EU Executive Agencies. Understanding and harnessing these synergies - across policy agendas, across programming areas, and across financial envelopes - is a task of critical importance for health actors to preserve the current momentum for action and catalyse sustainable intersectoral solutions.

In an interactive conversation with participants, this hour-long session will explore the role of EU4Health and its complementary programmes in working towards the realisation of a European Health Union, highlight areas ripe for synergistic action on health and well-being, and discuss challenges and barriers encountered along the way.

Session Recording

Speakers & panellists


  • Krisztina Biró, Head of Unit, Department for Health Policy, State Secretariat for Health, Ministry of Interior, Hungary
  • Caroline Costongs, Director, EuroHealthNet
  • Filip Domanski, Programme Officer EU4Health, European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
  • Miklós Szócska, Dean, Faculty of Health and Public Administration and Director, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University


  • Matthias Wismar, Programme Manager, European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies

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