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

The EHFG was an official event of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2018.



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 in the news #1

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 selected press releases and blogs.

In this section you will find press releases by the European Health Forum Gastein from our last conference (3-5 October 2018)

Press releases by the EHFG

3 October 2018

Opening Press Release (DE | EN)
Press Point - Lets Think Big (DE | EN)
EHA 2018 (DE | EN)

4 October 2018

Press Point - Health Financing (DE | EN)

5 October 2018

Closing Press Release (DE | EN)
Press Point -Commercial Determinants of Health (DE | EN)

#EHFG2018 publications

Healthy Europe


Conference Newsletter

Young Forum Gastein Scholars publish two issues of an EHFG newsletter - the Young Forum Gastein Gazette - during the conference.

Gastein Gazette #1
Gastein Gazette #2


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

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+32 2 321 90 16

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