Have we failed to protect Europe's people?

The case for a European Health Union

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the continent, it is hard to deny that our collective failings during the crisis have been massive. Fault lines in the current model of European collaboration are standing out starkly again in the struggle for timely and equitable vaccine roll-outs.

The initiative for a European Health Union (EHU) is calling for more, and better Europe amidst this crisis – a renewed concentration on our shared core values, and a commitment to vest into the EU the necessary powers to sustainably secure better health for all. This webinar in the series Towards a European Health Union, hosted by the EHU Initiative and facilitated by the European Health Forum Gastein, will take an unflinching look at what is going wrong, and how we can get it right in the future. 

Join us to discuss how a European Health Union can protect people, save lives, and change our current course for the better! We look forward to your input - submit your questions for the panel during the webinar using the Q&A function or e-mail us at before the event.

To learn more about the Initiative and sign the EHU Manifesto, head over to the European Health Union website.


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in the webinar

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Special Envoy for the European Region, World Health Organization

Urška Erklavec

Urška Erklavec

Public servant for the Council of the EU Presidency, Slovenia

Anita Simonds

Anita Simonds

President, European Respiratory Society

Mattia de‘ Grassi

Mattia de‘ Grassi

Member of the Cabinet of Dubravka Šuica, Vice President (2019-2024) Democracy and Demography, European Commission

Tammy Hervey

Tammy Hervey

Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, University of Sheffield

Moderation: Nick Fahy

Moderation: Nick Fahy

Senior researcher, University of Oxford

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