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Strengthening Resilience Across Europe – European Health Union:
the key pillar for an Economy of Well-being

June 21 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

In tackling the pandemic, the EU has taken centre stage in areas of public health and healthcare that were previously the sole domain of national governments and brought into focus the ambition for a deeper European Health Union. However, bolder action is needed to achieve a European Health Union and to ensure that health and well-being is seen as the highest priority of the European project.

This multi-faceted event will bring together a wide range of experts to share perspectives and best practices about the inclusion of an Economy of Well-being into national and Union policies as a key to achieve a sustainable, healthy and socially inclusive recovery. 

Join our multi-faceted event on how to ensure that health and well-being are taken into account in the decision-making process and on the role of the EU in health policies.

This event will be moderated by EURACTIV Journalist and Presenter Jennifer Baker, and will gather representatives and experts from the European institutions, the civil society and the industry.

AGENDA

Introductory remarks [14:00-14:45 CET]

Part 1 – 2022, the time to translate the European Health Union into reality

Video Message by Margaritis SchinasVice-President of the European Commission for a European Way of Life

Part 2 – Building the European Health Union together

w/ Zeger Vercouteren, Vice-President Government Affairs & Policy EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Vice-President and Global Head of Government and Public Affairs, Royal Philips

Arco Elsman, Managing Director Europe, Randstad RiseSmart

Mark Allinson, Director of Business Development, Vodafone Business

Panel discussions [14:45-16:30 CET]

Session 1 – Implementing a ‘Health and Well-being in All Policies’ approach at EU level

w/ Philippe RouxHead of Unit, Health information and integration in all policies, DG SANTE, European Commission

Bleddyn Rees, Deputy Chair, ECH Alliance and Chair, Digital Health Society

Geroge Valiotis, Executive Director, European Health Management Association

Session 2 – Bridging the gap between the EU and national levels: the key to moving towards an Economy of Well-being

w/ Birgitta SacrédeusChair of the Interregional Group on Health and Well-being, European Committee of the Regions

Veli-Mikko Niemi, Director General for Communities and Functional Capacity, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland 

Jérôme Arnaudis, Air Quality Director, Suez

Session 3 –  Beating Cancer Plan: a holistic approach to renew EU intergovernmental cooperation in the areas of health and well-being

w/ Sara Cerdas, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Portugal) and Well-being Ambassador, All Policies for a Healthy Europe

Adela MaghearSenior EU Affairs Officer, European Cancer Patient Coalition

Gianluca Casali, Medical Director, UK and Ireland JnJ Medtech, Johnson & Johnson

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