EU Cohesion Policy aims to reduce economic and social disparities between regions in Europe with the help of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds. Health has been recognized as an essential factor for regional development and it currently receives ESI Funds support through the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund.
The ESI Funds for health project Final Conference will discuss the use of the ESI Funds to support health investments, and the implications for the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027. The findings of the project will be discussed and shed light on questions such as:
- How have the ESI Funds 2014 – 2020 contributed to EU health policy objectives across the Member States? What are the main success factors and lessons learned?
- How can the experience gained in the current period guide the EU and Member States towards better inclusion of health issues in the 2021-2027 MFF?
- How can synergies between ESF+, ERDF and other EU financial instruments in 2021-2027 be better enabled to advance health and social inclusion?
- How can the EU Commission better support the use of ESI Funds for health-related investments within the proposed objective of “a more social Europe” for 2021-2027?
6 December 2018
13:30-14:30 Networking lunch
14.30-14:45 Welcome and introduction
14:45-16:30 ESI Funds for Health: contributions to health policies
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-18:30 Ministerial session hosted by EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
18:30-19:30 pm Cocktail
7 December 2018
9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:00-11:00 Parallel sessions I: access to healthcare & health promotion
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Parallel sessions II: research and innovation & health workforce
12:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30-14:30 Parallel sessions III: e-health and reform of health systems
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-15:30 Wrap up of the parallel sessions
15:30-16:00 ESI Funds for Health in the new MFF
16:00-16:30 Closing remarks
REGISTRATION AND PLACE
The final conference will take place on 6-7 December 2018 at the Office of the representation of the Region Emilia Romagna to the European Union Rue du Montoyer 21, Brussels
To register for the final conference, please follow this link.
Subject to prior approval, costs related to participation in the events can be reimbursed. More details about the reimbursement process will be provided to registered participants.