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A Strong and Inclusive European Health Union
Online event, 1 December, 2020
Start time – 15:00 (Brussels UTC+1)
 End time – 17:00 (Brussels UTC+1)
Live online webstreaming: https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/

 

PROGRAMME

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

15:00 - 15:05    Opening and Welcome by Ms. Iratxe García Pérez, MEP and S&D Group President 
15:05 - 15:20    Introduction by Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission 


Panel 1 - HOW TO IMPROVE EUROPEAN COORDINATION AND RESPONSE TO THE HEALTH CRISIS
     

15:20 - 15:25    Opening speech by Ms. Heléne Fritzon, MEP and S&D Group Vice-President 
15:25 - 16:00    Panel discussion between Health Ministers:

  •    Mr. Salvador Illa Roca, Spain
  •    Mr. Roberto Speranza, Italy
  •    Ms. Lena Hallengren, Sweden

Moderated by Ms. Jennifer Baker, EU Policy Journalist


Panel 2 - WHAT WE WANT FROM AN EU HEALTH UNION : Discussion based on S&D position paper “a European Health Union - increasing EU competence in health - coping with Covid19 and looking to the future”

16:00 - 16:05    Opening speech by Ms. Jytte Guteland, MEP and S&D ENVI Coordinator
16:05 - 16:40    Panel discussion with:

  •    Ms. Kaisa Immonen, Director of Policy at the European Patients’ Forum (EPF)  
  •    Mr. Jan Willem Goudriaan, General Secretary of the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
  •    Ms. Marta Branca, Vice-Secretary General of the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association (HOSPEEM)
  •    Prof. Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery, President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
  •    Mr. John F. Ryan, Director of Public Health, European Commission


16:40 - 16:50    Q&A Session 
16:50 - 17:00    Closing remarks by Ms. Iratxe García Pérez, MEP and S&D Group Chair

Moderated by Ms. Jennifer Baker, EU Policy Journalist

Media gallery

Related Documents

S&D Position Paper - A European Health Union. Increasing EU competence in health - coping with COVID19 and looking to the future

Programme: A strong and inclusive European health programme

MEPs involved

GARCÍA PÉREZ Iratxe

GARCÍA PÉREZ Iratxe

President
Spain
FRITZON Heléne

FRITZON Heléne

Head of delegation
Vice-president
Sweden
GUTELAND Jytte

GUTELAND Jytte

Coordinator
Sweden

S&D press contact

Bernas Jan

BERNAS Jan

Press Officer
Italy

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