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The Economy of Well-being revolution: A new paradigm for future fit funding – European Health Forum Gastein (Virtual) – EuroHealthNet speaking

1 October, 2021
screenshot of speakers at Gastein Forum

Friday, 1 October 2021 | 17:00-18:00 | Room 1

Organised by EuroHealthNet and Nordic Health 2030 Movement

It is widely recognised that prevention is a more economical and effective approach than cure, and yet, health promotion and preventative care has long been a secondary thought in the science of wellbeing. Looking forward, towards a transition to more equitable and sustainable healthcare systems, it is clear we need a new paradigm of funding for innovative models that invest in communities and inclusive systems.

The session shall discuss how we go beyond current schemes and explore potential new models, which aspire to a radical shift in funding mechanisms and that reignite the power of investments for health. Has the pandemic provided policy makers and funders with the opportunity to adopt new viewpoints and an impetus for future-fit solutions?

We invite you to join this session, delivered by Nordic Health 2030 Movement and EuroHealthNet, to reflect on pioneering narrative and schemes currently being realised across national and local health ecosystems to provide high quality preventative care and supporting healthier communities.

Speakers & panellists

Caroline Costongs, Director, EuroHealthNet
Amanda Janoo, Knowledge and Policy Lead, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Charan Nelander, CEO, Danish Committee for Health Education
Istvan Ujhelyi, MEP, European Parliament
Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Director General and CMO, Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Moderated by

Lars Münter, Communications Lead, Nordic Health 2030 Movement


About EHFG 2021

  • Title: 24th European Health Forum Gastein

“Rise like a phoenix – Health at the heart of a resilient future for Europe”

The European Health Forum Gastein annually convenes up to 900 participants for candid exchange and active collaboration, comprising senior decision-makers as well as key experts and community members from government and administration, business and industry, civil society, and science and academia. The Forum integrates regional, national, European and international levels, and is focused on future-facing intersectoral dialogue that breaks open traditional silos around health and health policy. In 2021, the digital EHFG is held under the main theme Rise like a phoenix: Health at the heart of a resilient future for Europe.

Health, solidarity and equity are crucial foundations for social stability and prosperity, impacting all other areas of life. Never has this been more apparent than during the COVID-19 pandemic, which over the course of the last year has upended our lives and radically altered the European political landscape. While we continue to fight fires on numerous fronts, amidst the ashes of this unprecedented crisis lies an opportunity for renewal and rebirth. Health is having a rare moment in the political spotlight – the time is right to drive forward holistic action on the root causes and systemic failings that have allowed the virus to flourish, and to fight for solidarity and equity within Europe and on the global stage.

Join us at the EHFG 2021 for a full week of digital sessions and networking, and help us conceptualise how we can rise from this crisis as more resilient, smarter, and more equitable societies. It’s time to level up!

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