On behalf of the EU Health Coalition, Youth Cancer Europe is delighted to invite you to the EU Health Summit “Time for Action”, which will go virtual on the 26th of October with the participation of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and EU Presidency German Health Minister Jens Spahn.

You can register for the online event here.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of cooperation between all sectors and actors to ensure our healthcare systems can function to their best ability in saving human lives.

In 2018, 33 organisations (including Youth Cancer Europe) came together under the umbrella of the EU Health Coalition. We jointly developed 20 recommendations for a healthier Europe to promote a shared vision of health in Europe. A number of these have since been implemented including, most notably, giving a much larger role to health at EU level. Much still remains to be done!

This year, it is time for action. The continued and concrete implementation of the 2018 recommendations requires a broad support base as well as multi-stakeholder actions. For the second edition of the EU Health Summit, participants together with the EU Health Coalition partners, will develop implementing actions to continue to translate the 2018 recommendations into concrete policy change and improve Europeans’ health and health systems’ sustainability. Particular attention will be paid to the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to translate these into a political vision capable of maximising collaboration and ensuring a healthy and equitable future for everyone in Europe.

You can find more information about the programme here. Join us on the 26th of October at 13:30 (Central European time). Together, we are shaping the future of Health in Europe.