EHMA Newsletter - August 2017
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#EHMA2018 Annual Conference
Dates, location and theme to be announced in September!
Dear EHMA friends,
we are happy to announce you that we are going to unveil dates, location and the theme of our EHMA 2018 Annual Conference in September!

Keep following us on our social media and check out our next edition of the EHMA Newsletter to not miss the news! 


The European Health Parliament is a platform gathering young professionals, to work together in order to change the future of healthcare in Europe. Are you below 35 and you want to participate in the third edition of the EHP? Apply now and let’s make health great again!

The EHP gives you:
  • An opportunity to accelerate your career in health
  • Exclusive access to top EU policymakers
  • Chance to work with the greatest health policy minds in Europe
  • Access to Brussels journalists and media rooms
  • Engagement with health experts and policy advocates across industry, patient groups, health professionals, etc.
  • Public recognition and visibility in Brussels and beyond!
  • Exponential growth in your physical and online network in Europe

Visit the European Health Parliament website to know more about this initiative and to submit your application by 10th September 2017. And do not forget to check out the thematic recommendations, results of the first two editions of the EHP in 2015 and 2016.

The European Union funds projects to improve public health, to prevent illness, and to eliminate threats to physical and mental health in European countries. To date, approximately 820 projects and actions, in conjunction with 7249 organisations across Europe, have been funded by its three multiannual health programmes.

To know more about the wide range of initiatives supported by the European Union, we invite you to expore the recently launched new health programmes database. You will be able to discover key information on the nature of the projects, including their geographic scope, focus, and their results.

The database is managed by the European Commission's Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea).


On Wednesday 13th September 2017, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver the State of the European Union, an annual speech given each Sseptember before the Members of the European Parliament. The speech will draw upon the discussions on the White Paper on the Future of Europe and on feedback received from the EU stakeholders community, addressing the key EU challenges and the way forward.

EHMA, together with other 40+ European organisations, co-signed a
letter to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU in the current debate about the future of Europe. This initiative, led by the European Public Health Association and the European Patients Forum, aims to ensure a continued EU action on health, supported by a robust EU health programme under the leadership of a dedicated Directorate in the European Commission.

If you wish to know more about this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the EHMA Secretariat and visit the
campaign website to sign the petition!
Have your say on Health Policy!

In July,  European Commission opened a new online public consultation on the Transformation of Health and Care in the Digital Single Market. 

This consultation aims to define the need and scope of policy measures that will promote digital innovation in improving people’s health, and address systemic challenges to healthcare systems. in particular, the consultation focuses on cross-border health data issues, sharing of resources and measures to ensure widespread uptake of digital innovations.

here to discover more and to take part in the Consultation.
Discover the Estonian EU Presidency

On 1st July 2017, Estonia assumed for the first time the Presidency of the EU Council, and healthcare will be an important part of the broader work of the Presidency.

In particular, in its programme for the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), the Presidency highlights the key healthcare-related areas on which the Estonian-led European Union will focus on: alcohol consumption, AMR, medicines and, above all, the digitalisation of healthcare and health data, which represents a key objective for the Estonian Presidency.

Check our overview to discover more!

Within the framework of our IC-Health project, focused on improving digital health literacy in Europe, EHMA is launching a recruitment campaign targeted at Belgium-based French speaking audience. In collaboration with the UCL - Université catholique de Louvain, we are aiming at creating Communities of Practice for five specific population cohorts: children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women, 60+ people and diabetes patients. These Communities of Practice will work together with us to co-create MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) with the objective to improve digital health literacy.

Do you know representatives of the above mentioned categories or do you belong to any of these cohorts? Are you french speaker living in Brussels or in Belgium? Then join the IC-Health Communities of Practice and support our project!

More info: or contact us at
21-22 September 2017, Madrid, Spain
Free Registration

10 October 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
07-08 November 2017, Stockholm, Sweden
04-06 October 2017, Bad Hofgastein, Austria

At EHMA we are very pleased to welcome Antonia, who joined the team at the end of July for her summer traineeship until the end of September. Antonia is from Romania and she is currently studying for her Bachelor Degree at the Cluj School of Public Health. We would also like to thank our former colleague Torben for supporting the organization of our Annual Conference and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

Finally, we are glad to announce that we are working on a Russian version of The translated website will be released in September.
The EHMA Team
Usman, Federica, Florence, Nadia, Yowali, Michele, Antonia
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