In a recent Eurohealth publication, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Anniek de Ruijter, and Ilona Kickbusch gave their perspective on the European Health Union. Full articles are available below: The European Health Union is an initiative with potential to shape European politics for decades to come by Vytenis Andriukaitis What do we actually mean by a ‘European Health […]
In this first episode of the new European Health Union Now! podcast, Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, speaks with Anniek de Ruijter, Associate Professor of (EU) Health Law and Policy, University of Amsterdam and Clemens Martin Auer, Co-Chair, EU Vaccines Taskforce and President […]
A compelling comment by Ilona Kickbusch and Anniek de Ruijter in The Lancet Regional Health – Europe on how a European Health Union can strengthen global health. Read the article here.
Vytenis Andriukaitis, one of the European Health Union Manifesto initiators, has co-authored an article for Social Europe on the value of good health. Read the full piece here.
A recent communication submitted to The Lancet calls for pan-European commitment for the rapid and sustained reduction in SARS-CoV-2 infections. “Across Europe, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing excess deaths, placing a burden on societies and health systems and harming the economy. European governments have yet to develop a common vision to guide the management of […]
The recording of our webinar themed “Towards a European Health Union: A vision for more EU in health” is now available. Watch it on YouTube! The webinar introduced the EHU initiative’s Manifesto for a European Health Union and engaged expert speakers and webinar participants in a candid dialogue about the Manifesto’s goals and how they may best […]
The call for signatures on the Manifesto for a European Health Union has been launched. To view the manifesto and sign, go here.
The European Commission adopts a pharmaceutical strategy for Europe. It rests on four pillars, including legislative and non-legislative action: Ensuring access to affordable medicines for patients, and addressing unmet medical needs (e.g. in the areas of antimicrobial resistance, rare diseases); Supporting competitiveness, innovation and sustainability of the EU’s pharmaceutical industry and the development of high quality, safe, effective and greener medicines; […]
The European Commission is taking the first steps towards building the European Health Union announced by President von der Leyen in her State of the Union address. The focus is on measures to strengthen the EU’s health security framework, and to reinforce the crisis preparedness and response role of key EU agencies. Further information is […]
The Closing Plenary of the European Health Forum Gastein 2020 discussed the potential for a European Health Union including panellists such as Marta Temido, Minister of Health, Republic of Portugal, Thomas Steffen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany and Mohammed Chahim, MEP, Socialist & Democrats Group, European Parliament. An overview of the session content […]
An expert panel of initiations involved in the work on a Manifesto for a European Health Union held a webinar outlining their vision for a stronger role of the EU in health and health policy. Among the speakers were Vytenis Andriukaitis, former European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Ilona Kickbusch, Founding Director of the […]
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced building a strong European Health Union in her State of the Union address. The official European Commission website on a European Health Union is accessible here.