ESI Funds for health Final Conference

06 December 2018 to 07 December 2018

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

13:00 Registration

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

9:00-9:30  Registration

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



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.