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Summary: ‘The Political Determinants of Health and the European Union’, a Special Issue in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

On 25 April 2024 1-2.30pm BST, EUHealthGov hosted the launch of a Special Issue entitled ‘The Political Determinants of Health and the European Union’ forthcoming in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (Advance Publication available here). Read the full summary here, or watch the recording of the webinar below.

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Summary: EU Governance of Forced Migration – Impacts on Health (and) Equity

On 30 November, EUHealthGov held an In Conversation event on (forced) migration and health. We were delighted to welcome Dr Tamara Tubakovic (LSE), Dr Apostolos Veizis (INTERSOS) and Dr Mechthild Roos (University of Augsburg). The speakers explored how the governance of forced migration affects the health of people on the move, and the role of

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Summary: Putting Health on the Agenda: Practitioner Perspectives from Elizabeth Kuiper

EUHealthGov held its third Practitioner Perspective on 19th July 2023. We were delighted to host Elizabeth Kuiper, Associate Director and Head of the Social Europe and Well-being programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC) to discuss the evolving place of health on policy agendas between the COVID-19 pandemic and upcoming changes with a new Commission

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Vignettes on EU health governance: A shared teaching and learning resource from the EUHealthGov network

On 20 and 21 April 2023, EUHealthGov held a 2-day workshop to discuss research and teaching on EU health policy and law. As part of the latter focus, we undertook an exercise to develop a collaborative, open access teaching resource.  Our latest blog presents a series of vignettes describing topics or themes that might be taught

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Maastricht at 30: Exploring past, present, and future drivers of EU health integration

On 20th and 21st April 2023, EUHealthGov headed to Brussels for a 2-day workshop discussing research and teaching connected with EU health policy and law. The overarching theme of “Maastricht at 30” provided a useful starting-point to consider both aspects, with the emergence of EU health law and policy as a discipline in its own

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Summary: EU Pharmaceutical Activity: Challenges Arising From The Pharmaceutical Strategy And Beyond

EUHealthGov started 2023 with its seventh quarterly seminar on 25th January – a roundtable on EU pharmaceutical activity which encompassed challenges from the much-awaited revisions to the EU pharmaceutical strategy and beyond. We were delighted to be joined by a range of experts to consider different aspects, notably solidarity and vulnerability in access to pharmaceuticals;

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What role for health promotion in the European Health Union?

So far, the European Health Union is largely focused on the necessary task of improving health security. A more comprehensive Health Union also needs to consider health promotion. But what does health promotion mean? Is it merely an instrument to nudge individual behaviours, or can it be more than that? A truly health-promoting Union requires

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“Euro-ambivalence”, EU competition law, and national healthcare systems: How the UK parliament joined some of the dots with NHS reform

“We send the EU £350 million a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead” proved an effective – if misleading – slogan for the Leave campaign in the 2016 UK referendum on EU membership. While this may simply suggest a “very British” variety of Euroscepticism, its implications arguably prove further-reaching, with learning for other countries (and

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