Horizon Europe

Strategic priorities in European health research

Thursday, 3 October 2019 | 12.00-13.30 | Kursaal C

Organised by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission and European Health Forum Gastein

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should aim for?

The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive co-design process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future.

By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe.

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Speakers & panellists


PILAR AGUAR FERNANDEZ, Head Of Unit Innovative tools, technologies and concepts in health research, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission

FIONA GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

MARTINA GLIBER, Director of External Relations, Scientific and Medical Affairs, Institut Merieux, France

LIISA-MARIA VOIPIO-PULKKI, Director General of Strategic Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

BART VERMEULEN, Deputy Director Healthcare, Office of the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health


NICK FAHY, Research Fellow, Green Templeton College & Senior Researcher, Primary Health Sciences, University of Oxford

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NameAguar Fernandez, Maria Pilar
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NameGodfrey, Fiona
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NameGliber, Martina
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NameFahy, Nick
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NameVoipio-Pulkki, Liisa-Maria
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NameVermeulen, Bart
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