April 20, 2015

European Health Parliament 3rd plenary session

image001The third session of the European Health Parliament (EHP) debate, an initiative which gathers more than 80 young people under 35 years old of all backgrounds, from all over Europe, was organised on April 24th, at Google’s offices.

They work as a Parliament – divided in 7 subgroups and collaborate together during eight months to make Europe the healthiest place on earth. The European Health Parliament is an initiative of the College of Europe, European Voice, Google, Janssen and EU40.

The third and penultimate session of the European Health Parliament (www.healthparliament.eu) debate took place on April 24th, at Google’s offices (Chaussée d’Etterbeek 176-180, 1040 Bruxelles). During the session, the 7 subgroups of the European Health Parliament shared with each other their draft papers.

Since its launch in November 2014, the EHP has consolidated the critical voice of future EU healthcare experts by giving them space to address real world policy concerns – from issues related to chronic disease, patient empowerment, therapeutic innovation, cross-border health threats, as well as the economic and technological dimensions of health.

Speaking of the initiative, EHP Chair & President, Magdalena Kalata from Poland, said: “EHP’s motto – Occupy Health Street – is a direct challenge to established thinking. Increasingly, we are seeing that the EU can make significant achievements for our generation by combining forces. This doesn’t mean replacing national healthcare systems, but strengthening them rather.” Media coverage of the third session include articles on the European Pharmaceutical Review, POLITICO and EurActiv.

European Health Parliament – 1st Plenary Session compilation video may be watched by clicking here.
European Health Parliament – 2nd Plenary Session compilation video may be watched by clicking here.

Pictures taken during the session:

Media Coverage:
European Pharmaceutical Review: http://bit.ly/1z54ied

Video compilation of the session: