EUREGHA’s General Assembly elected a new Executive Board

  Our General Assembly elected a new Executive Board to lead EUREGHA for the next two years. Eight regional and local delegates from across Europe were elected at the EUREGHA’s General Assembly in Melk, Lower Austria. Executive Board members play a crucial role...

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Romania begins its first Council presidency

  On January 1st 2019, Romania took over for the first time the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As the holder of the Presidency, Romania will contribute significantly to the political process of the Council for the next six months. The new “trio...

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EUREGHA’s High-level Annual Conference 2018

EUREGHA - the reference network of European Regional and Local Health Authorities - held its annual flagship conference "European Regions for Health. Changing today for tomorrow” on the 6th of December. Through panel discussions and the presentation of regional best...

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New Publication from EUREGHA on Primary Care

Starting on January of this year, EUREGHA began its 2018 policy cycle on the topic of primary care. Throughout the year, we have promoted the importance of primary care in various ways. The first was the Committee of the Regions Interregional Group on Health and...

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EU Health Summit: Stronger Together for a Healthier Europe

EUREGHA was among the partners of the  EU Health Summit, which took place on 29 November in Brussels.Ahead of the Summit, the partner organisations put together recommendations for a shared vision for the future of health in Europe, calling upon the next European...

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EURIPHI

Funding Programme:  Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Call: "Societal Challenges", topic "Innovation in healthcare - a Coordination and support action (CSA) towards using pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions in...

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Romania begins its first Council presidency

  On January 1st 2019, Romania took over for the first time the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As the holder of the Presidency, Romania will contribute significantly to the political process of the Council for the next six months. The new “trio...

New Publication from EUREGHA on Primary Care

Starting on January of this year, EUREGHA began its 2018 policy cycle on the topic of primary care. Throughout the year, we have promoted the importance of primary care in various ways. The first was the Committee of the Regions Interregional Group on Health and...

EURIPHI

Funding Programme:  Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Call: "Societal Challenges", topic "Innovation in healthcare - a Coordination and support action (CSA) towards using pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions in...

EUREGHA takes part in the first BOOST project meeting

From 24 to 26 September 2018 the first BOOST project meeting took place in Oslo, Norway, and gathered all consortium partners coming from four European countries as well as the members of the Advisory Board.On the first day, Gloria Azalde and Stine Hellum Braathen,...

Global Challenges, Territorial Answers: the Future of Health in Europe

At the EUREGHA/CoR Interregional Group on Health and Well-being event, several high-level speakers, included European Commissioner Andriukaitis, underlined the clear need for closer collaboration between European regions and the EU institutions and novel partnerships among health stakeholders.

Towards a value-based healthcare system: From concept to implementation

 On April 10, the conference “Towards a Value-Based Healthcare system: from concept to implementation” promoted by EUREGHA took place at the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the EU. During the event, different health stakeholders had the opportunity to...

Global Challenges, Territorial Answers: the Future of Health in Europe

At the EUREGHA/CoR Interregional Group on Health and Well-being event, several high-level speakers, included European Commissioner Andriukaitis, underlined the clear need for closer collaboration between European regions and the EU institutions and novel partnerships among health stakeholders.

CoR Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing Meeting on eHealth

Thursday 8 December 8h00 – 9h00Room JDE 63, Committee of the RegionsInterpretation available in ES/IT/ENMinutesWelcome and approval of agendaThe Chair, Birgitta Sacrédeus welcomed participants to the last meeting of the year. She informed attendees about the...

Romania begins its first Council presidency

  On January 1st 2019, Romania took over for the first time the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. As the holder of the Presidency, Romania will contribute significantly to the political process of the Council for the next six months. The new “trio...

EUREGHA’s High-level Annual Conference 2018

EUREGHA - the reference network of European Regional and Local Health Authorities - held its annual flagship conference "European Regions for Health. Changing today for tomorrow” on the 6th of December. Through panel discussions and the presentation of regional best...

Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

On 1 July 2018 Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov officially handed over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. As holder of the Presidency, Austria will contribute significantly to the legislative and...

Health policies in the future EU budget (2021-2027)

Following the adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027 on 2 May, the European Commission has been unveiling its legislative proposals for the next generation of spending programmes.Health will have a strong dimension in the next EU...

EUREGHA contributes to shaping the next EU budget

EUREGHA has officially contributed to the public consultation on the next Multiannual Financial Framework launched by the European Commission. By sending its position on the next generation of EU financial programmes, EUREGHA makes sure the Commission takes into...

European Parliament approves new tobbaco legislation

On Tuesday 8 October, the European Parliament voted on the Tobacco Products Directive. The Parliament approved the text although the Commission’s original proposal was changed in several ways. With the approved text, cigarette packs will contain health...

New Health and Consumer Programmes

On 9 November, the European Commission adopted proposals for the new Health for Growth and Consumer Programmes. The two programmes aim to foster a Europe of healthy, active, informed and empowered citizens, who can contribute to economic growth.

EU Parliament takes a stand on the patients’ rights directive

MEPs on 19 January 2011 approved a new EU law setting out patients' rights to seek medical care in another EU country. The legislation clarifies the rules for reimbursement, including when advance authorisation may be required.The new rules clarify that EU citizens...

EUREGHA takes part in the first BOOST project meeting

From 24 to 26 September 2018 the first BOOST project meeting took place in Oslo, Norway, and gathered all consortium partners coming from four European countries as well as the members of the Advisory Board.On the first day, Gloria Azalde and Stine Hellum Braathen,...

EUREGHA at Counselling and Telepsychology Conference

On 30 June, EUREGHA attended a conference in Florence on Counselling and Telepsychology.EUREGHA was represented by Sol Wallyn, from the Flemish Agency for Care and Health, who presented EUREGHA and the activities of Euregenas. Sara Carbone, from...

Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being

EUREGHA is a Collaborating Partner on the Joint Action for Mental Health and Well-being.  This Joint Action primarily seeks to formulate policy recommendations that will overcome previous limitations and create a sustainable commitment for their implementation....

EUREGHA Working Group on Mental Health

On the 20th April 2009, EUREGHA will launch a working group on suicide prevention aiming at exploring the initiatives promoted by local and regional authorities.

Exchanging best practices for suicide prevention

Suicide is not only a personal tragedy, it represents a serious public health problem, particularly in the WHO European Region. There is a growing evidence that mental disorders and self-destructive behaviour have increased in the last 40 years in both poor and rich...

Mental health conference in preparation

More information is becoming available about plans for future EC mental health activities following some preparatory meetings. The objective of the conference on 13 June in Brussels is to launch a so-called European Pact for Mental Health.

Joint Action CHRODIS

JA-CHRODIS is a three-year initiative (2014-2017) led by the Institute of Health Carlos III and is being funded by the European Commission and the participating parties. EUREGHA was part of the Dissemination Working Package.

Better use of existing knowledge to fight chronic diseases

On 28 November, EUREGHA organised a workshop at the European Parliament with the aim of presenting JA-CHRODIS (EU Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and promoting healthy ageing across the life-cycle) to European policy makers. The workshop had a special focus to...

Joint Action CHRODIS General Assembly and Stakeholder’s Forum

On 4 February, the EUREGHA Secretariat attended the second General Assembly and Stakeholders’ Forum of the Joint Action on Chronic Diseases (JA CHRODIS), taking place at Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid.JA CHRODIS started in 2014 and is a project jointly funded...

EUREGHA Conference: Linking Chronic Diseases and Frailty

The EUREGHA high-level conference took place on 11 December on the theme “Linking Chronic Disaeses and Frailty: Creating Synergies and Collaboration Between Efficient Policies for Disease Prevention and Management at European and Subnational Level”. Mr Xavier Pratts...

Press Release: CHRODIS General Assembly 19 February

As a partner in the Joint Action on Chronic Diseases and Promoting Healthy Ageing Across the Life Cycle (JA-CHRODIS), EUREGHA will be attending the CHRODIS General Assembly, tomorrow 19 February. EUREGHA is a partner in the CHRODIS Joint Action to contribute to...

Chronic Care Plan of Catalonia

 On the 19th of September, the EUREGHA Secretariat attended a meeting at the Catalonia Delegation on their Chronic Care Plan. The meeting was held in order for the Catalonia Delegation to present their best practice. The Catalan Health Plan 2011-15 was explained, with...

EUREGHA Roundtable on eHealth 10 May

On 10 May, EUREGHA hosted a roundtable on eHealth with Dr Terje Peetso, Policy Officer at DG Connect “eHealth and Wellbeing” and Mr Wouter De Jonghe, Business Expert Vitalink, Flanders Region.The roundtable provided an opportunity to explore the topic of eHealth in...

Roundtable Discussion on the Green Paper on Mobile Health

On 18 June, EUREGHA and Region Västra Götaland organised a Roundtable Discussion on the Green Paper on Mobile Health (mHealth). During the event, the Green Paper was presented by Martin Andreasson, the Committee of the Regions' rapporteur on mHealth. A discussion...

Policy Briefing: eHealth Action Plan

On the 15th of April, EUREGHA organized a Policy Briefing on the eHealth Action Plan at the North of England Office. In addition to the full members, Puglia Region (IT) and Asturias Region (ES) also attended the meeting.During the policy briefing, the Secretariat made...

Healthy Technologies and Patients’ Health Records – 5 October 2010

The Fringe event organized by Kent in cooperation with EUREGHA (European Regional and Local Health Authority) brought together 30 EUREGHA regional experts, European and national decision-makers, in the network and aimed at exploring the experience of deployment of new...

Enabling cross-border cooperation: EU’s initiatives on e-health

The European Commission launched on 2 July 2008 two initiatives to improve the safety and quality of care to people who require medical assistance while travelling or living abroad, namely: a Recommendation on cross-border interoperability of electronic health record...