Reports 2017

Health in all policies: Moving from media headlines to policy actions

29 November 2017

The CHES Conference ‘Health in all policies: Moving from media headlines to policy actions’ looked at some of the main health-related issues that have hit the headlines in the European media in 2017 and the causes behind them. It explored the major challenges in the healthcare arena, how the EU institutions have been addressing them and the extent to which health considerations are adequately integrated across different policies. The conference involved a panel discussion followed by parallel expert workshops and concluded with a plenary, during which experts shared workshop findings and drew conclusions in the form of recommendations for policymakers.

Speakers included: Hans Martens, Senior Adviser to the EPC on energy, public service reform and CHES and Chair of CHES, Lieve Wierinck, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, Matthias Wismar, Health Policy Analyst, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Sarah Wheaton, Senior Health Reporter at POLITICO, Isabel De La Mata, Principal Adviser, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission, Louise Duprez, Senior Policy Officer at the European Environmental Bureau, Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary-General, Safe Food Advocacy Europe, Christiaan Decoster, Mental Health Policy Expert, Former Director General for Health Services, Belgian Federal Service Public Health, Yves Pascouau, Senior Adviser at the European Policy Centre