#EU40Talks: Building Resilience – What have we learnt from COVID-19 and how to move forward?

Join EU40 on Tuesday November 16 at 14:00 CET for a two-part expert roundtable discussion on pandemic preparedness, healthcare resilience, and future global threats.

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our health systems to their limits. For many countries, long standing structural challenges have posed threats to their health systems’ future viability.

While vaccination remains a fundamental tool to fight COVID-19 globally, how can we collectively draw the lessons of this pandemic and – as new outbreaks and variants emerge – translate them into effective policy changes? How can we build a stronger Europe and improve patient outcomes moving forward?

To address these questions, we are very pleased to invite you the next session of #EU40Talks on Building Resilience: What have we learnt from COVID-19 and how to move forward?.

The discussion will be co-hosted by EU40 board member & MEP Nicu Ștefănuță, and will convene prominent representatives of the EU institutions and national governments, global health experts and patient advocates, scientists and academics, as well as pharmaceutical industry representatives.




14:05 – 14:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Taking Stock of the Learnings from the Pandemic and Planning for the Future

14:50 – 14:55 COFFEE BREAK

14:55 – 15:35 PANEL DISCUSSION: Translating Lessons Learnt into Effective Policy Change

15:35 – 15:40 CLOSING REMARKS

Panel 1 (14.10 to 14.50 CET): “Taking stock of the learnings from the pandemic and planning for the future”

– Nicolae Ștefănuță, Member of the European Parliament (Renew Europe, Romania)

– Antonella Cardone, Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)

– Rick Suarez, Country President – Spain, AstraZeneca

– Sir Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, University of Oxford

– Moderator: Tamsin Rose, Senior Fellow for Health, Friends of Europe


Panel 2 (14.55 to 15.35 CET): “Translating lessons learnt into effective policy change”

– Stefan Schreck, Adviser for Stakeholder Relations at the European Commission’s Department for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE)

– Tomislav Sokol, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Croatia)

– Sibilia Quilici, Executive Director of Vaccines Europe, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

– Elen Høeg, Senior Policy Manager, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

– Moderator: Tamsin Rose, Senior Fellow for Health, Friends of Europe



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