New EUHealthGov bulletin

EUHealthGov bulletin #1

The first bulletin from the EUHealthGov network was distributed to the mailing list on 19 May 2021. You can find the bulletin below, and sign up to receive future editions to your inbox.

Welcome to the first bulletin from the EUHealthGov network, and thank you for joining the mailing list! We don’t plan to over-do the communications but will send these overviews of upcoming events, recent news and relevant sundries every now and again. More importantly, the list is a collective resource so please do use it to publicise your own events and updates, either directly or by emailing us something to include. For those new to JISCmail, you can alter how often you receive messages in your subscription settings.

To quickly introduce ourselves – EUHealthGov is a new network, funded by UACES (the University Association for Contemporary European Studies) from 2021 to 2024. It’s aimed at anyone interested in EU health governance. We will be running a quarterly online event series (you can read about the first event below), organising health-focused panels at the UACES annual conference, sponsoring early career presenters and network members at UACES and other conferences, hosting our own EU health governance workshop and teaching conference, coordinating a special issue, and doing a bunch of other fun things – you can read about our plans in the first post on our new blog site. For now, thanks for joining the network and, in advance, for forwarding this email or mentioning EUHealthGov to interested colleagues so that we can continue to grow.

Upcoming EU health events:

  • EUPHA/UK Faculty of Public Health webinar: Unleashing the power of law to promote better health for all (Thurs 20 May 14:00-16:00 BST, 15:00-17:00 CET)

To mark the launch of EUPHA’s new Public Health and Law section, this webinar explores the role of the law in framing public health strategies across levels of governance. More details and registration link here:

  • EUHealthGov ‘practitioners’ perspective’ event: A health advocacy view on the EU Vaccines Strategy (Weds 26 May 15:00-16:00 BST, 16:00-17:00 CET)

Join us for the first event in our new, quarterly series. We’re delighted to welcome Mr Yannis Natsis, Policy Manager for universal access and affordable medicines at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Mr Natsis will present a health-advocacy perspective on the EU’s vaccine strategy, the negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry which underpin it, and its implications for the EU’s pharmaceutical policy landscape. Full details and registration link here:

  • Health in Europe virtual discussion: Hospital mergers in the aftermath of COVID-19 (Weds 2 June 12:00-13:00 BST, 13:00-14:00 CET)

The next meeting of the Health in Europe series will discuss a paper by Dr Theodosia Stavroulaki (DePaul) and Dr Pinelopi Giosa (Portsmouth), on the merging of hospitals in Europe after the COVID-19 crisis. More details here:

  • European Public Health Alliance event: The Oslo Medicines Initiative, a new social contract with pharma (15 June 12:00-13:00 BST, 13:00-14:00 CET)

Join the EPHA for a discussion of a new initiative between the WHO Europe region and the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, which seeks to outline a new social contract for pharmaceuticals between the public and private sectors. More details and registration link here:

New online platform for EU health folks…

A clever colleague (h/t Anniek de Ruijter) has set up a Slack channel for academics working on EU health law and policy. We’re using it to share what we’re working on, find others working on related things, exchange info, news, event updates etc. It’s open to anyone who wants to join but you’ll need an invitation link – you can get this by sending a quick message to

-Bulletin collated by EUHealthGov coordinators Eleanor Brooks, Charlotte Godziewski and Mary Guy. Check out the EUHealthGov website, follow us on Twitter and join the mailing list to stay in touch.