The European Health Forum Gastein is the health policy event in Europe.


The EHFG 2019 was hosted under the patronage of Alexander Van der Bellen, President of the Federal Republic of Austria.



For over twenty years, the European Health Forum Gastein has worked to bring together its four pillars – public and private sectors, civil society, science & academia – to facilitate a frank but fair dialogue on health and policy by providing an impartial and inclusive platform for debate. Thus, the Gastein Forum is a meeting place for experts from different sections of the health system and beyond, and is fundamentally different from events which are specialised in highly restricted areas.

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EHFG news

The benefits of getting involved in our conference reach far beyond the Gastein Valley. About 40 journalists from a variety of countries and different media outlets attend the EHFG each year – and even more follow from abroad. Still in doubt whether what was discussed in Gastein really matters? Below you can find press releases from the most recent conference (2-4 October 2019) and the link to the EHFG blog.

EHFG press releases & blog posts

1. October 2019

Opening Press Release (DE | EN)

2. October 2019

EHLA Press Release (DE | EN)

Press Point – A healthy dose of disruption? Transformative change for health and societal well-being (DE | EN)

3. October 2019

Press Point – The human touch in a digital world (DE | EN)

4. October 2019

Closing Press Release (DE | EN)

Press Point – The global climate crisis: a public health emergency (DE | EN)


Blog posts by the Young Gasteiners

EHFG2019 mentioned in


October: The Parliament Magazine

October: Healthy Europe

September: The Parliament Magazine

September: Eurohealth



21. October: Der Standard (DE)

8. October: Euractiv (EN)

8. October: ICT&Health (EN)

7. October: The Parliament Magazine (EN)

7. October: Scitech Daily (EN)

7. October: Medgazette 24 (EN)

7. October: NHSX Explained (EN)

5. October: Health Policy Watch (EN)

5. October: Der Standard (DE)

4. October: The Parliament Magazine (EN)

4. October: The Baltic Times (EN)

4. October: News Medical (EN)

4. October: OTS (Austria) (DE)

4. October: Health Policy Watch (EN)

3. October: Health Policy Watch (EN)

3. October: The Parliament Magazine (EN)

2. October: Health Policy Watch (EN)

2. October: The Parliament Magazine (EN)

2. October: EuReporter (EN)

2. October: OTS (Austria) (DE)


Subject to proof of affiliation, journalists and media representatives can receive accreditation for the European Health Forum Gastein free of charge. Media accreditation will be available several months prior to the meeting.

Get in touch

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any further questions about the European Health Forum Gastein, our topics, etc.

EHFG Press Office
Acumen public affairs
+32 2 321 90 16

EHFG News & Updates

EHFG Headquarters

EHFG Vienna Office

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