Health System Challenges small European states


APRIL 26, 2018 - 09.00 - 13.00 HRS


Health System Challenges small European states– Thursday, April 26, 2018

09:00 – 13:00 hrs

The Jean Monnet Network on European Integration, Small States and Health would like to announce a policy dialogue on the challenges for health systems in small European states. April 26th, 2018 Health system challenges in small European states What should the EU prioritise post 2020? The opportunities and challenges of small states’ health systems in the context of European collaboration and integration have been addressed through comparative research across four health policy issues (cancer, health professionals’ mobility, access to medicines, rare diseases) in Estonia, Malta, Slovenia and Iceland through the project (co-financed by the European Union).

A policy dialogue is being organized to highlight the specificities of small states health systems. The policy dialogue explores ways to address challenges linked to the small health systems capacities and markets whilst exploiting assets that small states can use to provide high quality, comprehensive and, at the same time, financially sustainable health services. The role of the EU in the coming years in supporting small states to overcome challenges associated with smallness to improve health and well-being for their citizens will also be discussed particularly with reference to the five scenarios for health in the Future of Europe White Paper.

Maastricht University Brussels Campus Thursday, April 26, 2018 09:00 - 13:00 hrs Tervurenlaan 153, 1150 Sint-Pieters Woluwe, Brussels, followed by a networking lunch.

Conference Language: English.


09.00 - 09.30 hrs    Registration and Welcome Coffee

09.30 - 09.40 hrs    Welcome - Prof. Helmut Brand, Maastricht University              

09.40 - 10.00 hrs    Key findings of the network - Dr. Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, University of Malta

10.00 - 10.20 hrs    Taking the project results to the EU context - Prof. Roderick Pace, University of Malta

10.20 - 11.00 hrs    Q&A & Open Discussion - Moderator: Prof. Helmut Brand, Maastricht University

11.00 - 11.30 hrs    Coffee Break

11.30 - 11.45 hrs    Scenarios for EU health policy post 2020 - Prof. Helmut Brand, Maastricht University

11.45 - 12.05 hrs    Supporting the performance of small states’ health systems - Sylvain Giraud, European Commission, DG Sante

11.05 - 12.25 hrs    The future of EU health policy: a plea to do more  (provisional) - Nina Renshaw, European Public health Alliance

12.25 - 12.50 hrs    Q&A Guided Discussion  - Moderator: Dr. Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, University of Malta

12:50 - 13.00 hrs    Conclusions

13.00 - 14.00 hrs    Closing with light lunch


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