ESI Funds for health Final Conference

ESI Funds for health Final Conference

ESI Funds for health Final Conference

The final conference of the ESI Funds for health project took place on 6-7 December 2018 in Brussels, at the Office of the representation of the Region Emilia Romagna to the European Union. The results of this two-year project funded by the EU's third Health programme on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to support health investments were discussed in the light of the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 and the legislative proposal for a new ESF+ programme.

 

More information about the Conference including the presentations is available here

About the ESI Funds for health Final Conference

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 discussed 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?

 

Agenda: ESI Funds for Health Final Conference

6 December 2018

Venue: Emilia-Romagna Region Delegation to the EU. Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels

Conference Room, 1st floor (languages: DE-EN-FR-PL-ES)

Moderator: Clive Needle, Senior Policy Advisor, EuroHealthNet

 

13:00 Registration

 

13:30-14:30 Networking lunch

 

14.30-14:45 Opening session

  • Andrzej Rys, Director, DG Health and Food Safety
  • Lorenza Badiello, Director of Emilia Romagna Region Delegation to the EU

14:45-16:30 ESI Funds for Health: contributions to health policies

 

Working together for health: policy objectives and tools at the EU level

Sylvain Giraud, DG SANTE, European Commission

 

ESI Funds for Health 2014–2020: main success factors and lessons learned

Rosa Castro, ESI Funds for Health Project Manager, Milieu Ltd

 

Discussion

ESI Funded projects 2014-2020: panel with project coordinators

 16:30-17:00 Coffee break

 

17:00-18:30 Ministerial session hosted by EU Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis 

  • Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
  • Riina Sikkut, Minister of Health and Labour, Estonia
  • Sorina Pintea, Minister of Health, Romania
  • Andrey Kovatchev, Member of the European Parliament
  • Tomislav Dulibić, State Secretary, Croatia
  • Jenny Nacheva, Deputy Minister of Health, Bulgaria
  • Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki, Director-General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

18:30-19:30 pm Cocktail

 

7 December 2018

 Venue: Emilia-Romagna Region Delegation to the EU. Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels

Conference Room, 1st floor (languages: DE-EN-FR-PL-ES) and ground floor (EN)

Moderator: Jennifer McGuinn, ESI Funds for Health Project Director, Milieu Ltd

 

9:00-9:30  Registration

 

9:30-10:00 Opening session

Welcome speech

Lorenza Badiello, Director of Emilia Romagna Region Delegation to the EU

 

Overview of the day

Jennifer McGuinn, ESI Funds for Health Project Director, Milieu Ltd

 

10:00-11:00 Parallel sessions I: access to healthcare & health promotion

 I. Investing to improve access to healthcare, 1st floor

  • Dr Paolo Morgado, Proximity Healthcare Units project, Head, Algarve region, Portugal
  • Paola Obbia, ConSENSo project, Piedmont region, Italy
  • Maria Xenou, Community Centres project, Regional Unit of Achaia, Greece
  • Damien Gruson, Proximity Labs Project, Belgium
  • Rosa Castro, ESI Funds for Health Project Manager, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Dorota Sienkiewicz, Policy Coordinator, EuroHealthNet

II. Investing in the future through prevention, ground floor

  • Sanja Musić Milanović, Healthy Living project, Croatia
  • Tadeja Hočevar, SOPA project, Slovenia
  • Aleksandra Hapka, Green care farms project, Poland
  • Agnieszka Markowska, ESI Funds for Health Expert, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Ingrid Stegeman, Programme Manager, EuroHealthNet

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

 

11:30-12:30 Parallel sessions II: research and innovation & health workforce

 III. Planning and building a stable and resilient health workforce, 1st floor

  • Kristine Karsa, Latvian health workforce projects, Ministry of Health, Latvia
  • Paolo Michelutti, National Agency for the regional Health Services, Italy
  • Marieke Kroezen, Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting
  • Mariya Gancheva, ESI Funds for Health Expert, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Jennifer McGuinn, ESI Funds for Health Project Director, Milieu Ltd

IV. Fostering innovative solutions for healthcare, ground floor

  • Giuseppe Carbone, AgeWell project, Romania 
  • Joanna Lane, Executive Director, Health ClusterNET
  • Aki Ishiwa, Emilia Romagna region Delegation to the EU
  • Rosa Castro, ESI Funds for Health Project Manager, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Sarah O’Brien, ESI Funds for Health Expert, Milieu Ltd

 

12:30-13:30 Lunch and Networking

 

13:30-14:30 Parallel sessions III: e-health and reform of health systems

 V. Future-proofing health systems, 1st floor

  • Dita Protopopová, Mental Healthcare reform project, Ministry of Health, Czech Republic
  • Kristine Karsa, Latvian health reform project, Ministry of Health, Latvia
  • Sirkku Pikkujämsä, Popster project, Finland
  • Sarah O’Brien, ESI Funds for Health Expert, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Caroline Costongs, Director, EuroHealthNet

VI. Investing in e-health to address future healthcare needs, ground floor

  • Oyono Vlijter, eMen project, Interreg (North-West Europe)
  • Maria Zafeiropoulou, TO.M.Y. project, Patras, Greece
  • István Csizmadia, e-health platform, Hungary
  • Matthew Jones, ESI Funds for Health Deputy Project Manager, Milieu Ltd

Moderator: Mariya Gancheva, ESI Funds for Health Expert, Milieu Ltd

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

 

15:00-15:30 Wrap up of the parallel sessions

 

Jennifer McGuinn, ESI Funds for Health Project Director, Milieu Ltd

 

15:30-16:30 Concluding session

ESI Funds for Health: The way forward in the next MFF

Caroline Costongs, Director, EuroHealthNet 

Closing remarks

  • Wallis Goelen Vandebrock, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy
  • Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
  • Anne Bucher, Director-General, DG Health and Food Safety