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Summary: In Conversation with Professor Meri Koivusalo – Trade and Health: When Actions do not match Aspirations

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On 7 October 2021, EUHealthGov held its second quarterly seminar. We were delighted to be joined by Professor Meri Koivusalo from Tampere University (Finland) for a discussion on how EU trade negotiations can impact health services. She highlighted a persistent discrepancy between the EU’s aspirations and the reality of health services safeguarding when so-called ‘new […]

EU Health Governance at the 2021 UACES Annual Conference

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EUHealthGov was thrilled to host three panels, exploring a vast range of EU health governance topics, at the recent UACES annual conference. In this post we summarise the panels and the paper contributions, and provide links to the authors that so kindly joined us to present their work.  Our first panel, chaired by Dr Mary […]

Health in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans: State of Play

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In order to receive their allocated portions of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) funds, member states are required to submit their national recovery and resilience programmes (NRRPs) to the Commission for assessment. Despite various delays, 12 NRRPs had been assessed as of the end of June 2021, and were adopted by the Council […]

The Wellbeing Economy in the EU: Genuine Progress or Empty Signifier?

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Back in 2019, the von der Leyen Commission published a communication on its new Growth Strategy, the European Green Deal. Among many other things, the deal was set to ‘put sustainability and the well-being of citizens at the centre of economic policy’ (p.3). Over a year into the pandemic, these priorities are becoming even more […]

EU Health Gov Network Launch 26 May 2021

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We were delighted to launch the EU Health Gov network formally on 26 May 2021 with a Practitioner Perspective by Mr Yannis Natsis of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) with a health advocacy view on the EU vaccine strategy. Back in May/June 2020, the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands) signed an initial […]

Welcome to the EU Health Governance network

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Working in, researching, studying or interested to know more about EU health governance? We’re delighted to introduce a new network to connect, support and inform this vibrant, interdisciplinary field – welcome to EUHealthGov! EUHealthGov aims to provide a hub for the exchange of ideas and information on all things EU health governance. It is open […]

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