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Beyond 2024: discussing the future of EU health policy and innovation from the regional and local perspective

December 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:30 pm CET

The conference will put the spotlight on the future of health at European level in view of the EU elections in 2024 and the new EU mandate, from the point of view of regional and local health authorities.

The event will start with a Keynote and the presentation of the EUREGHA Regional and Local Health Authorities Manifesto for the future of health at the European level in the new mandate, followed by a related panel discussion. The discussion will revolve around the role of Regions and Local health authorities and which are the priorities for the new EU health mandate.

The second session will be focused on digital health as a key tool to drive the future of health, with the presentation of regional digital health and health data best practices followed by a dedicated discussion.

Speakers’ line-up:
  • Giovanni Gorgoni, Chair of the European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)
  • Maya Matthews, Head of Unit “State of Health, European Semester, Health Technology Assessment” at DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Fabian Dominguez, Team Leader – Team International Policy, Coordinator BE EU presidency 2024
  • Birgitta Sacredeus, Member of the European Committee of the Regions and Chair of the CoR Interregional Group on Health and Well-being
  • Milka Sokolovic, Director General, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Ryan Anderson, Policy Lead for Data & Intelligence, Directorate for Health and Social care, Finance, Digital and Governance of Scottish Government (Scotland, UK)
  • Nicole Smeets, Researcher at GGD Zuid-Limburg (The Netherlands)
  • Marian Ibarrondo, Director of Research and Innovation, Basque Country, Department of Health (Spain)
  • MEP Sara Cerdas, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (Portugal)
  • Martin Dorazil, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Digital Health’ – DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Kurt Höller, Managing Director of the EIT Health Germany-Switzerland Co-location Centre

The Conference will be closed by a Networking Reception (17:30 – 19:00 CET) and EUREGHA virtual exhibition of the EUREGHA Booklet’s regional practices on health data and digital health.

Looking forward to welcoming you to the Committee of the Regions!