The recent years have been generous for EU health policy. COVID-19 pushed forward the creation of the European Health Union and boosted the creation of health policy files.
In times of ongoing challenges that healthcare systems across the EU have to face – from the ageing workforce to the climate emergency, from the growing antimicrobial resistance threat to the war in Ukraine – political commitment is more urgent than ever.
At the European Health Forum Gastein, a major annual health conference, policymakers and stakeholders met to discuss the current challenges and actions needed to address them, to ensure that the European Health Union is sustainable and resilient to current and future threats.
In this series of articles, EURACTIV’s health team reports from the conference.