Documentation from the seminar held at the permanent representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels, november 5, 2014.
The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, EuroHealthNet and EUREGHA have the following recommendations for the European Institutions when it comes to tackling inequalities in health in Europe and meaningfully involving local and regional authorities:
1. Recognize the key role of local and regional authorities
2. Recognize the need of a whole-of-government approach to health equity
3. Highlight the reduction of health inequalities in EU policies and programmes
4. Facilitate increased engagement of local and regional authorities
5. Further engage with who Europe and its networks
A regional experience on tackling health inequlities – values of the vertical axis
Ms. Maria Berhe, Senior officer Public Health, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden (PDF, new window)
What is needed by the EU to effectively address equity in health at the local and regional level?
Dr. Carol Tannahill, Director of the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Scotland (PDF, new window)
Tackling Health Inequalities in the Lodzkie Region
Ms. Magda Michalek, EU Policy Officer at Regional Office of the Lodzkie Region, Poland. (PDF, new window)
EU health policy in support of Member States and regions tackling health inequalities
Mr Wolfgang Bücherl, Team leader “Health strategy”, Strategy and International, EC/DG SANCO (PDF, new window)
European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020. ERDF support for tackling health inequalities
Mr Andor Urmos, Political analyst, Regional and Urban Policy EC/DG REGIO (PDF, new window)
European Social Fund 2014-2020
Ms Marie-Anne Paraskevas, Senior Expert, Policy and Legislation, EC/DG EMPL (PDF, new window)
WHO initiatives to promote action to tackle health inequities at regional/local level
Mr Francesco Zambon, Policy Development Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe (PDF, new window)
The seminar was arranged by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), EuroHealthNet and European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA).
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