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EPHA – Save the date! 5th Annual Conference in Brussels

To coincide with the start of the new European Parliament and Commission as well as the review of the EU’s long-term objectives, the European Public Health Alliance’s (EPHA) annual conference on 4 - 5 September will gather high level speakers to engage in a constructive debate on the priorities of the EU for the next five years.

Keynote speakers include the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Tonio Borg, Lithuanian Minister for Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis (tbc), Latvian Minister for Health Ingrīda Circene (tbc), EU Commission Director-General for DG Health and Consumers Paola Testori Coggi, Secretary of State for Health and Consumers, Spain Pilar Farjas Abadía and Secretary General for Public Health, Greece Christina Papanikolaou.

The conference will be made up of different panels brought together to discuss, among other topics:

  • The role of health policy in the internal market and the nexus between the EU’s economic competence and health.
  • What the EU can do to secure adequate food systems, housing, poverty reduction and other social determinants of health, as well as reduce the health gap.
  • The contrast between public health, economic and corporate interests - the boundaries of a free market for health.
  • What steps need to be taken to achieve social cohesion as different divisions emerge in the EU: North-South, East-West, “New” vs. “Old Member States”?

For more information, please contact Cláudia Almeida at or Javier Delgado Rivera at

Last updated on 27 June 2014

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