European Health Leadership Award 2024

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 the WHO European Region. The award includes prize money of EUR 10.000, is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection and is organised by the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG).

The EHLA encourages winners to become an inspiration for others and supports them in generating a greater impact. Each year, the EHLA tries to identify and support change-makers whose work represents efforts in line with the EHFG main theme. This year, we want to focus on the profound demographic change that Europe is facing and what the consequences of this will be for the wider societal and health landscape. 

The 2024 edition seeks to identify an ongoing initiative that has had an impact on any of the following areas linked to the theme of shifting demographics:

  • Healthy ageing
  • Promoting health among youth
  • Involving youth in public health policy-making
  • Future health workforce
  • Migration and health systems
  • Silver economy


The call for applications is now closed. 

Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee and a winner will be selected in early August 2024. The winner will be informed and invited to attend the prize ceremony in Bad Hofgastein in September 2024 in the context of the EHFG 2024.


If you have any questions about the European Health Leadership Award, please contact:

Lucia Linares, Partnership Manager, European Health Forum Gastein


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