European Health Leadership Award 2021

The European Health Leadership Award (EHLA) showcases and supports the achievements of individuals and organisations that display exceptional leadership in safeguarding or improving the health of people in Europe.

The last two years have seen people across Europe applauding healthcare professionals for their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pandemic has also spotlighted the vital need to put the sustainability, protection and recovery of the healthcare workforce at the centre of investment, planning and policymaking, as we slowly edge towards a recovery that has been made possible in no small part due to their dedicated professionalism and sacrifices.

In 2021, the EHLA is therefore looking for an outstanding intervention from an individual or organisation concerned with supporting the health and well-being of the health workforce in Europe, and hence contributing to a more resilient future for health in Europe. The Award simultaneously aims to both express gratitude for their work and promote their initiative so that it can become an inspiration for others to further generate a greater impact on health and societal well-being.

A prize of € 10.000 will be awarded to individuals / organisations who generated a significant impact on the health and well-being of the health workforce, with a clear vision for building resilience in this area. The European Health Leadership Award is organised by the European Health Forum Gastein and supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

Call for nominations

If you know a person or organisation whose actions demonstrate exceptional leadership and impact in safeguarding health and well-being of the health workforce, please submit your nomination here by 21 November 2021, 23:59 CET.  

Application process

Upon being nominated, the nominee will be asked to submit more information on the impact and scope of their initiative. If you are nominated for EHLA 2021, please fill in this document by 24 November, 23:59 CET by sending it to Mari Pollari, Project Manager, EHFG,


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

Mari Pollari, Project Manager, European Health Forum Gastein


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