Welcome to the newest EUREGHA member: Basque Country

Welcome to the newest EUREGHA member: Basque Country

EUREGHA is extremely pleased to welcome another new full member to our network: Basque Country Department of Health. Basque Country is located in the north of Spain on the Atlantic coast and is one of the most autonomous regions in Spain. The Basque Government has...

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EUREGHA partners with EIT Health

EUREGHA partners with EIT Health

Leveraging Regional Diversity for the Implementation of the European Health Data Space – A first example of the newly signed EUREGHA and EIT-Health collaboration agreement.The vision of a unified European Health Data Space (EHDS) is a tantalising prospect, poised to...

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Meet the EUREGHA Executive Board

Meet the EUREGHA Executive Board

“I am Giovanni Gorgoni, the Director General of AReSS Puglia, the Apulian agency for innovation in health and social care operating with a wide variety of competences, from epidemiology and care intelligence to digital health and telemedicine, from health technology...

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Welcome: Association of Kosovo Municipalities

Welcome: Association of Kosovo Municipalities

Recently EUREGHA has had the utmost pleasure to expand our membership to the Balkan region and welcome a new associate member into our network of regional and local health authorities in Europe. The Association of Kosovo Municipalities (AKM) represents 34 out of 38...

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InnoFacilitator Community has been officially launched!

InnoFacilitator Community has been officially launched!

On 21 June, the Health InnoFacilitator project officially launched and presented the Health InnoFacilitator Community to stakeholders and the general public through a webinar, hosted by EUREGHA. The creation of this Community is part of the main objectives of the...

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Regions Against Covid-19 #1- The Flemish Community fights Fake News

Regions Against Covid-19 #1- The Flemish Community fights Fake News

Within this series of news articles, EUREGHA takes the opportunity to highlight actions taken by our members to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. In Belgium, 75% of the citizens find their facts about healthcare online. It is important to understand that not all the data...

EUREGHA’s Statement on COVID-19

EUREGHA’s Statement on COVID-19

We cannot say loudly enough that the health, well-being and safety of all our citizens should be our highest priority and this sometimes requires difficult decisions. Given the developments of COVID-19, it is with deep regret we announce that EUREGHA will take...

EUREGHA Chair participates in panel NAT Commission

EUREGHA Chair participates in panel NAT Commission

On 12 November 2019, EUREGHA chair Nick Batey participated in the panel debate of the 26th NAT Commission meeting. The policy debate took place to exchange views on the working document on “Cross-border healthcare cooperation” and Nick Batey was asked to contribute by...

Romania begins its first Council presidency

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 Annual Conference 2017 on Cross-border Cooperation in Health

EUREGHA Annual Conference 2017 on Cross-border Cooperation in Health

The EUREGHA Annual Conference 2017 “Exploring regional cross-border cooperation in health: Current practices and future outlooks” took place on 6 December at the Welsh Government EU Office in Brussels.MEP Lukas Mandl (EPP/AU), gave an opening key note speech,...

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...

EUREGHA takes part in the first EURIPHI project meeting

EUREGHA takes part in the first EURIPHI project meeting

On the 31st of January EUREGHA took part in the first EURIPHI project meeting. EUREGHA is one of the partners of this project, a Horizon 2020 CSA with 25 partners from 10 EU countries that will work on value-based MEAT procurement.   Key Objectives of the EURIPHI...

Renewal of the CoR Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing

Renewal of the CoR Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing

In July, the European Committee of the Regions Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing was renewed and EUREGHA will act as the Secretariat of the group for another term. The CoR Interregional Groups are platforms to exchange views and create new ideas among local...

EUREGHA’s SDGs for a healthy and social Europe event

EUREGHA’s SDGs for a healthy and social Europe event

On 9 October, EUREGHA organized the ‘SDGs for a healthy social Europe’ conference in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, within the framework of the European Week of Regions &...

State of the Union 2020: a focus on health for the future

State of the Union 2020: a focus on health for the future

EUREGHA appreciates the statements of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, made during her first State of the Union address on 16 September. “For me, it is crystal clear we need to build a stronger European Health Union. It is time to do that” –...

EUREGHA joins PACT and endorses statement on Covid-19

EUREGHA joins PACT and endorses statement on Covid-19

During the Covid-19 crisis, it became apparent that health stakeholders need to work together to ensure that the principle of “leaving no-one behind” will be increasingly prioritized in any future crises. Therefore, we are happy to announce that EUREGHA has recently...

EUREGHA’s High-level Annual Conference 2019

EUREGHA’s High-level Annual Conference 2019

On 5 December, EUREGHA – the reference network of European Regional and Local Health Authorities – held its high-level annual conference “Towards a healthy and cohesive Europe”. Various health experts were brought together to discuss the future of ESI funds for...

Romania begins its first Council presidency

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’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

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)

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 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...

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.

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