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.
It is always a pleasure to go to the Gastein Forum – it is inspiring to find myself among main contributors to the debate on health. The first time I came to the Forum, I was Minister of Health in Lithuania during the country's Presidency – it reinforced me a lot in the work I was then overtaking. The second time, I tested my three "Ps" approach (prevention, promotion, protection) and one of the Young Gasteiners helped me to find the fourth "P": Participation. The EHFG is truly the place to share stimulating ideas and discuss topical health issues.
The EHFG is a perfect setting to discuss the interface between European and global health challenges.
Like no other event in Europe, the Gastein Forum is a unique place to discuss health policy. (…) It has been a tremendous learning experience to actively participate in the Forum and the discussions that are only possible in Bad Hofgastein.
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)
These Blogs have been written by the EHFG Young Gasteiners:
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.
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