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Simona Guagliardo
Policy Analyst
Simona Guagliardo joined the EPC Social Europe and Well-being Programme in September 2017. She works on EU social policies, in particular, health and care policies. She has written on the digitalisation of health and care in the context of the EU Digital Single Market and on integrated care. She researches cooperation in health, the impact of digitalisation on the health workforce and the sustainability of EU health systems. Simona has also experience in communication and public affairs at EU level having worked with Burson-Marsteller Brussels in its Health and Food practices and was a Robert Schuman graduate trainee at the European Parliament, DG for Parliamentary Research Services.
Prior to moving to Brussels, she worked as a health management consultant in a private hospital in Italy where she was involved in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness and appropriateness of health care delivery and in the implementation of the electronic health record system.
Simona has an academic background in health management and public policies and has conducted research on the process of integration between hospital and territory services within the health system of the Sicilian region in Italy. She also holds a Master of Science in European politics and policies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a postgraduate diploma in diplomatic studies from the Italian Society for International Organisation (S.I.O.I.), Rome.


Social Europe and Well-Being


Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), The future of work - Towards a progressive agenda for all

Areas of expertise

Health & healthcare, CHES - Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society, Social dimension of EU policies

Current positions

Policy Analyst


Master of Science in European Politics and Policies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Postgraduate Programme in Health Management and Public Policies, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Postgraduate Programme in Diplomatic Studies, Italian Society for International Organisation (S.I.O.I.), Rome, Italy


Italian, English, French, Spanish (basic knowledge)



Future of work / ISSUE PAPERS
The future of work: Towards a progressive agenda for all
By Connecting Europe Claire Dhéret , Simona Guagliardo , Mihai Palimariciuc - 09/12/2019
Health & healthcare / POLICY BRIEF
Integrating is caring: A paradigm shift in health
By Connecting Europe Claire Dhéret , Simona Guagliardo - 19/02/2019
Digital health: How can the EU help make the most out of it?
By Simona Guagliardo - 25/01/2018


Health systems / CONFERENCE
11th European Public Health C
The intervention was part of a skills building seminar which aimed to contribute to capacity building in knowledge translation and evidence-informed decision-making in public health. It focused on the need for secure access to and sharing of health data, digital infrastructure development, and people’s empowerment and endorsement.

11th European Public Health Conference
29 November 2018 - Ljubljana, Slovenija
Digitalisation / PUBLICATION
Unpacking the EU’s plan on dig
The publication contributes to the debate on the transformation of health and care in the European Digital Single Market. It focuses on the need to develop a comprehensive approach that takes into account data protection and security, the development of digital infrastructures, and the need for education and trust.

01 May 2018 - ,

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