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Tuesday 7 June, 2016


13:00 – 14:00

Registration, networking and light lunch

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome by EuroHealthNet and Chair

Mrs. Nicoline Tamsma, President of EuroHealthNet and Coordinating Advisor for International Affairs at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Netherlands

14:10 – 14:40

Setting the scene

Dr Claudia Stein, Director of the Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, WHO Europe (confirmed) - Lessons from the European Health Report and implications for sustainable societies

Mr Karl-Friedrich Falkenberg, Hors Class Senior Adviser for Sustainable Development, European Political Strategy Centre, European Commission (confirmed) - The Sustainable Development Goals - offering the prerequisites of a healthy life for everyone

14:40 – 15:40

Policy Debate

The EU landscape is changing. Is the EC able to advance investments for a sustainable society at national and local level? How?

Ms Manuela Geleng, Acting Director / Head of Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission (confirmed)
Mr Jürgen Scheftlein, Policy Officer, DG SANTE, European Commission (confirmed)
Mr Thomas Dominique, Chair of the Social Protection Committee (confirmed)

15:40 – 16:00

Coffee / tea break

16:00 – 17:00

Examples of investment from EU member states and regions

Chair: Caroline Costongs, Managing Director of EuroHealthNet

Ms Cathy Weatherup, Head of Health Inequalities and International Health, Welsh Government, UK (confirmed)
Ms Elena Andradas, Director General, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain (confirmed)
Mr Jonas Frykman, Senior Advisor, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, and Ms Elisabeth Rahmberg, Public Health Director, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden (Joint initiatives for social sustainability – health and wellbeing as a resource for our children) (confirmed)

17:00 – 17:20

Final debate

17:20 – 17:30


Mr. Bosse Pettersson Senior Public Health Policy Advisor, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden



Tuesday 7 June, 2016
13.00 to 17.30




Committee of the Regions

Room VM1
2nd floor
VMA Building
2 rue Van Maerlant

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