The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the economy of wellbeing at the second Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council under Finland’s Presidency on 24 October. The meeting was chaired by Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, and Timo Harakka, Minister of Economic Affairs and Employment. The idea behind …

by Julia Worcman

One of the main objectives of the European Union is to promote the wellbeing of its citizens. However, many still see the EU as little more than an economic union and a single market. Has the EU forgotten the human element? Would it be possible to forge a stronger link between the economy and people’s …

by Heather Smith

The High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy took place on 9-10 July 2019, in the Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, as a part of the official programme of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.  The Forum discussed the policies related to the Silver Economy under the umbrella of the economy of wellbeing, the …

by Heather Smith

We are delighted to be supporting Finland’s objectives during its presidency of the Council of the European Union 2019 Commenting on the appointment of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Brian O’Connor, Chair of ECHAlliance said: We are delighted to be supporting the Finnish Presidency. We have a great admiration for the …

by Matt Grek