Launch of the new PERISCOPE Horizon2020 project

Launch of the new PERISCOPE Horizon2020 project

The COVID-19 outbreak underlines various weaknesses in our society, and this is particularly true for the health sector. In May 2020, the European Commission has mobilised a call as part of the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative to fight the pandemic and to...

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EU Health Summit 2020: Time for action!

EU Health Summit 2020: Time for action!

To successfully transform and improve the healthcare systems in Europe, we need to be equipped to respond to current and future healthcare threats. Therefore, European stakeholders need to join forces and act according to a shared vision for health. We cannot lose the...

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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” –...

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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...

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EUREGHA General Assembly 2020

EUREGHA General Assembly 2020

On 17 June, the EUREGHA Secretariat hosted online the General Assembly. Over the previous years, EUREGHA has made a lot of progressions and was able to improve its visibility and better position itself in the EU arena.  We were happy to share information about the...

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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...

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EUREGHA’s response to the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

EUREGHA’s response to the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

During the European Week Against Cancer (May 25-31), we are focused on the big impact of cancer on the European healthcare systems. We are happy to share EUREGHA's contribution to the public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan launched by the European...

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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...

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...

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

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

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

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...

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...

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