What have we learned about healthcare from the COVID-19 pandemic that can help us prepare better for the next global pandemic?
This evening we will hold the prepartory meeting for our proposed conference of experts, politicians, and citizens from a range of policy areas, recognising that a step-change is needed in how we meet Europe’s health care needs.
We will need to draw on the energy, expertise and imagination of all participants to map out a transformative vision of change for health care in Europe.
The conference will take place early in 2021 over three days, including an opening plenary and press conference, expert panels and a citizen’s assembly.
New ideas, strategic insights and policy recommendations will be presented to the Italian G20 summit in 2021 and to EU leaders.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of citizens in delivering better health outcomes for themselves and for Europe as a whole.
Transformative change means recognising that healthcare reform cannot take place in isolation from other areas of policy-making, notably education, the economy, citizenship, border control and, in the context of the EU, subsidiarity.
Recognising and exploring these interconnections will be a leitmotif of the conference, animated by the call made by Ambassador Brauzzi for an international conference on lessons learned on Europe Day, 9 May 2020 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.
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