Other Publications


Annual Report 2020-2021: Building health promoting systems fit for the future

In this last year we have seen how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world. It put health and social policy front and centre of everybody’s consciousness and lives. It became clear that the virus and the policy measures taken to contain it, were hitting the more and most vulnerable members of our societies the hardest. People with – in many cases preventable, underlying health conditions – were also more likely to suffer from COVID-19.

The pandemic, or syndemic, has clearly and dramatically exposed the issues that are at the core of EuroHealthNet’s work; the centrality of health in our societies, the wide range of factors that affect health, and the pervasiveness of health inequalities. The pandemic came in the context of a more chronic environmental crisis, and amidst technological and demographic changes. The unprecedented recovery response, and the high number of proposals under the European ‘Green Deal’, the European Health Union, and the action plan for the European Pillar on Social Rights demonstrate that there are opportunities to “Build Back Better and Fairer”.  These developments also highlight the relevance of EuroHealthNet’s ‘Health Equity in All Policies’ approach, and how working in a wide range of policy areas and across disciplines is vital to delivering health and reducing health inequities.

This Annual Report demonstrates EuroHealthNet played a crucial role and provided input, where possible and relevant, on how these policy initiatives could be designed and applied to maximise impact on health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities across the EU. We raised the awareness of EuroHealthNet members and broader stakeholders about new and/or relevant policies and tools and how they could be applied to address urgent, interrelated threats to health and social equity.

Click here to read our annual report.

Seizing the opportunities for a healthy recovery - Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and NextGenerationEU

EuroHealthNet, the not-for-profit European partnership of public health bodies, has published a comprehensive overview of funds and programmes in the new EU budget and their relevance for health. The publication ‘Seizing the opportunities for a healthy recovery - Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and NextGenerationEU' not only covers health funding, but also social, environmental, economic recovery, and other mechanisms. The analysis explains how different areas of the budget can be used to improve health, tackle health inequalities, and build resilience to future health crises while enabling a sustainable recovery.

Public Health Foresight in Light of COVID-19

In 2020, a group of senior public health officials from national and regional public health agencies across Europe came together to discuss current developments in Public Health and implications for the future. This report reflects their insights into some of the most pressing societal challenges and trends for public health in the years ahead, adopting a broad definition of health which encompasses social and environmental factors. This exercise was lead by EuroHealthNet and the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

The conclusions of this exercised include recommendations and pathways for:

  • National and regional public health institutes
  • Governments
  • The European Commission
  • International agencies and organisations
  • EuroHealthNet


EuroHealthNet Conference 2020: Skills for health Up – and re- skilling for a sustainable recovery

Watch our conference on YouTube

Find the conference programme here

Find a report on the conference here.

Webinar Series



  1. Ramadan & COVID-19 - webinar report
  2. Public sector responses to addressing mental health needs of the COVID-19 crisis - webinar report
  3. Digital challenges and opportunities: best uses of data and artificial intelligence to promote health and equity - webinar report
  4. Climate, health and inequalities: exploring public health responses to interlinked issues - webinar report
  5. Ageing, Health and the City in times of COVID-19 - webinar report
  6. Funding Health Promotion and Health Promoting Services? Unpackaging new EU Funds and Exploring Other Financing Solutions - webinar report


Annual Report 2019-2020: A Modern Partnership for a Changing World

Please find our Annual Report for the period June 2019 - June 2020 here


European Semester Analysis 2019: Social sustainability and economic progress: it's time for a new narrative

here continue to be big differences in health outcomes between groups of people and between countries in the European Union. To address these inequalities and to improve health for all, we need a new narrative on economic and fiscal policy. A process-focused, holistic approach is now needed, one which incorporates social sustainability and health equity. The European Council Conclusions on the Economy of Wellbeing1, set for adoption this week, are a crucial development. The European Semester is an important tool for implementation.

Today, EuroHealthNet publishes its assessment of the 2019 European Semester, the EU’s annual cycle of economic and social policy coordination, from a health equity perspective.

Read the Semester analysis

Infographic on health inequalities in Europe

There continue to be big differences in health outcomes between groups of people and between countries in Europe. This infographic provides an illustrated overview of the health Inequalities in Europe, and what we can do to overcome them.

EuroHealthNet infographic on health inequalities in Europe

Health outcomes and health inequalities are influenced by the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health – the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age.

Health Inequalities reduce economic and social productivity. They cost €980 billion per year, the equivalent of 9.4% of GDP. A 50% reduction in gaps in life expectancy would provide monetised benefits to countries ranging from 0.3 – 0.4% of GDP.

Good health enables both economic and social participation in daily life. In surveys, people consistently state that they value health above all other aspects of their lives. They are also concerned about growing inequalities.

Reducing social and health inequalities is possible, represents a good investment, and has strong public support.


Watch our video on health inequalities in Europe below. 

Financing Health Promoting Services - an information guide

This document is the first stage of an online information tool on financing health promoting services. The guide originated from an initiative by the Coalition of Partners of the WHO European Region. 

This document served as a basis for an online Financing e-Guide highlighting how to overcome existing gaps in investment in health promoting services by providing concrete, ‘out-of-the-box’ examples of how investment can be mobilised. The e-Guide is available here: health-inequalities.eu/financing-e-guide

Annual Report 2018 - 2019

Our annual report 2018 - 2019 is available here.


Podcast: The effect of the gig economy on young people's health

Growing numbers of young people are working in temporary, flexible, and unstable jobs. In a new podcast, The European Alliance for Mental Health - Employment and Work explores what that means for young people’s mental health. It looks at how work and employment are changing, how new technology is shifting management styles, the job factors which support good mental health, and how to protect the mental health of those working in non-traditional employment.

Listen to the podcast here


Seminar image Smart investments? Let’s talk prevention.

The seminar on smart investments took place on June 5th 2018. 

Download the report here

Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2017-2018

EuroHealthNet's annual report is available in three formats:

To get a hard copy of the report, contact info@eurohealthnet.eu


Our Year: REJUVENATE. Annual Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017




Annual report 2014

EuroHealthNet 2014-2020 Work Strategy

This brochure presents the new EuroHealthnet structure for its 2014-2020 work strategy. Through its Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020, EuroHealthnet is planning for a sustainable future and to make a major contribution to health, equity and well-being across Europe. It will implement and promote actions that support the concept of health in all EU policies, programmes and practices. Read our brochure and be aware how to become member or partner!

EuroHealthNet 2014 -2020 Presentation

The brochure presents the new EuroHealthnet structure for 2014-2020. Divided in three pillars, EuroHealthnet - the European Partnership for Improving Health Equity and Well-Being - gives you the choice on how to be involved.


Annual report 2012-2013


Annual report 2011-2012


EuroHealthNet Presentation – 2011

EuroHealthNet Projects Presentation - 2011

Scotland – NHS Health Scotland - Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health- A module of the Scottish Health Survey 2008-2011


Annual report 2009

Flyer EuroHealthNet - 2009


Annual report 2008


Annual report 2007


Annual report 2006


Annual report 2005


Annual report 2004


Annual report 2003