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Strengthening the EU response in times of global health threats

From Bremen 2007 to COVID-19 and beyond

17 November 2020
Room: Online event
15.00 - 16.30 CET
15.00-15.10:

Setting the scene: moderator Jacki Davis and introductory remarks by host MEPs Juozas Olekas (S&D, Lithuania), Lídia Pereira (EPP, Portugal), Nicolás González Casares (S&D, Spain) and Andreas Glück (RE, Germany)

15.10-15.30:

Closer cooperation or expanding division? EU policies to manage top emerging infectious diseases over the last decade

Keynote speakers:

Ortwin Schulte, Head of Division for Health Policy, German Permanent Representation to the EU

15.30-16.30:

Striving for more efficiency in European and Global Health care: focusing on people’s needs and active engagement

Panel discussion:

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Former EU Commissioner for Health, Special Envoy of the WHO for Universal Health Coverage for the European Region
Nicola Scomparin, ProMIS representative
Anna Maria Żakowicz, Deputy Bureau Chief, AHF Europe

Host MEPs

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Juozas Olekas S&D, Lithuania

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Lidia Pereira EPP, Portugal

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Andreas Glück RE, Germany

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Nicolás González Casares
S&D, Spain

Speakers

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Ortwin Schulte
Head of Division for Health Policy, German Permanent Representation to the EU

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Vytenis Andriukaitis
Former EU Commissioner for Health, Special Envoy of the WHO for Universal Health Coverage for the European Region

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Anna Maria Żakowicz
Deputy Bureau Chief, AHF Europe

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Nicola Scomparin,
ProMIS representative

About the Event

The event “Strengthening EU health responses in times of global health threats. From Bremen 2007 through COVID19 crisis and beyond” will involve representatives from regional, national, European and international authorities and institutions. Now is a crucial moment in history to take stock of the various concrete strategies initiated by the world’s leaders to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to anticipate for the next health crisis. We will take the timeline between the past and current German Presidencies to the European Council and will debate the progress done in the European health policies, identify the gaps and the opportunities for a closer cooperation. Today better than ever we see that the time has arrived for Europe to play a more important role in the Global Health.

The event will contribute to the reflection process on how this could be implemented always keeping the person in the center of the policy. The participants will also debate on how different stakeholders could contribute to a better health crisis management at local and global levels.

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