EHLA Update June 2020

The next call for applications for the EHLA will open in Spring 2021. We will focus the next edition of the Award on recognising the individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep in mind any suitable candidates and stay tuned to our social media accounts, website and emails for the announcement of the next call in early 2021.

Shortlisted nominees

The European Health Forum Gastein collates all nominations and works with external evaluators to assess the applications against the selection criteria. The EHFG Board and Advisory Committee approves a shortlist of nominations and makes the final decision.


Sponsors 2019

The EHLA Award 2019 included prize money of 10.000 EUR and was sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection.

Selection criteria

Nominated organisations and individuals must comply with the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • The nominee must be from one of the WHO Europe countries.
  • The nominee doesn't need to be working in health sector, but their impact needs to be directed to improvement of health of the population.
  • The nominee needs to show extraordinary leadership that has led to positive change in European public health.
  • The nominee's work needs to be an exceptional display of work related to the EHFG main theme.
  • The nominee needs to agree with the nomination in order for the nomination to be taken into account.*

The call for nominations will be published on the EHFG website and will be open for everyone.

*The EHFG will take on the role of contacting the nominee regarding their wish to participate.


The jury panel includes representatives of the EHFG Board and Advisory Committee. The jury is invited to participate in the selection of a shortlist and to reach a decision and announce the winner.

get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the European Health Leadership Award, have questions about the selection process, please contact:


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