EuroHealthNet and SOSTE co-organised a high level meeting on “health equity & social investment as part of the EU semester process in Finland

08 June 2015 to 09 June 2015

EuroHealthNet and one of its Finnish members, SOSTE - Finnish Society for Social Affairs, co-organised a high level meeting on “health equity & social investment as part of the EU semester process in Finland” alongside the ICSW Helsinki Expert Seminar on Social Investments. The meeting discussed opportunities to tackle health inequalities in Finland using the EU Semester and Social Investment Package as potential frameworks.  The Finnish Public Health Institute, the Ministry of health and social affairs, the association of local authorities, and the European Anti-Poverty Network Finland participated in the discussion. The priorities of the new Finnish government in health and social affairs, as well as the EU`s social and health agenda were examined. A future joint activity in order to address health inequalities and link political priorities in Finland and the EU is being developed.