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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.
Introductory remarks [14:00-14:45 CET]
Part 1 – 2022, the time to translate the European Health Union into reality
Video Message by Margaritis Schinas, Vice-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 Roux, Head 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 Sacrédeus, Chair 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 Maghear, Senior EU Affairs Officer, European Cancer Patient Coalition
Gianluca Casali, Medical Director, UK and Ireland JnJ Medtech, Johnson & Johnson