BRUSSELS, TERVURENLAAN 153 - CAMPUS MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY
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 SMSHealth.eu 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 SMShealth.eu 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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