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

9 October 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are excited to announce that, together with the European Committee of the Regions’ Interregional Group on Health and Well-being, EUREGHA will organise the high-level event “Global Challenges, Territorial Answers: the Future of Health in Europe” on 9 October 2018 within the context of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018.

The #EURegionsWeek is an annual Brussels-based four-day event during which officials from regions and cities’ administrations, as well as experts and academics, can exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development. It is also an acknowledged platform for political communication in relation to the development of the EU Cohesion Policy, raising the awareness of decision-makers about the fact that regions and cities matter in EU policy-making.

Under the headline ‘For a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020’, this year’s over 170 workshops, sessions and debates will revolve around key topics such as the Cohesion Policy and the important role played by regional and local authorities in its implementation, the ongoing discussions about the post-2020 EU budget, and the importance of building strong partnerships between the EU institutions and the subnational level for good European governance.

About our workshop:

Within the #EURegions Week EUREGHA is organizing a high-level event in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions’ Interregional Group on Health and Well-being and the European Committee of the Regions’ Commission for Natural Resources (NAT).

Distinguished speakers such as Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Cristian-Silviu Bușoi, Member of the European Parliament (ENVI Committee), Birgitta Sacrédeus, member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and Chair of the CoR Interregional Group on Health and Well-being, Leen Meulenbergs, World Health Organisation Representative to the EU, will discuss the role of the health sector as an important driver underpinning all European policies. Improving the quality of life of all Europeans and building a stronger, fairer and more inclusive European Union which leaves no one behind is essential to moving forward in the integration process and regional and local health authorities play a fundamental role in this.

Against this backdrop, the event aims to show the clear added value of European policies and programmes in improving public health and healthcare services across the EU at territorial level, with a focus on the Cohesion Policy.

Please note that the session capacity is limited and advance registration is required. On-the-spot registration will not be possible. So, be quick to register and secure your place and join us for a week full of networking and learning opportunities at the next #EURegionsWeek!

And last but not least, do not forget to follow us on Twitter at @EUREGHA!


9 October 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


EUREGHA – European Regional and Local Health Authorities
European Committee of the Regions – Interregional Group on Health and Well-being
European Committee of the Region – Commission for Natural Resources


Square – Brussels Meeting Centre
Mont des Arts
Bruxelles, 1000 Belgium
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