New EUHealthGov bulletin

EUHealthGov bulletin #2

The second bulletin from the EUHealthGov network was distributed to the mailing list on 25 October 2021. You can find the bulletin below, and sign up to receive future editions to your inbox.

Welcome to the second bulletin from the EUHealthGov network, and thank you for joining the mailing list! We’re using the bulletin to send an occasional update on the network’s activities, events of interest and other news. The list is a collective resource so please do use it to publicise your own updates, either directly or by emailing us something to include. 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.

Expressions of interest, calls for papers and resources

  • Call for papers: ECPR SGEU in Rome June 2022, call for health panel/papers

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on the European Union (SGEU) has opened the call for papers ahead of its in-person conference at Luiss University in Rome, 8-10 June 2022. EUHealthGov is hoping to organise a panel at the conference so, if you are interested in presenting a paper on any aspect of EU health governance (from any discipline) and would like to be part of a preformed panel, please do get in touch. Full details, including of the participation subsidy that is available, can be found on the EUHealthGov website

  • Expressions of interest: ECPR Joint Sessions application

The ECPR Joint Sessions gather small groups of scholars working in a particular area for an intensive workshop. The next Joint Sessions will take place both in person (in Edinburgh, UK) and virtually in April 2022. Proposals for workshops are currently open and some EUHealthGov network members have been discussing the possibility of applying for a workshop on health. It would be useful to know, in advance of this, what interest there is among the wider EU/European health community for such a workshop. If you would be interested in participating in a workshop (with no obligation to be involved in the application process) please get in touch with Dr Eleanor Brooks ( The deadline for applications is 15 November. 

  • Call: Health in Europe virtual discussion series

Health in Europe is building its programme. If you would like to present work-in-progress, or discuss a publication/project, please contact Dr Mary Guy ( 

  • Watch again: EUHealthGov ‘In Conversation’ event with Prof Meri Koivusalo, Trade and health: when actions do not match aspirations

At the second event in our quarterly series, we were delighted to welcome Professor Meri Koivusalo (Tampere University, Finland). Meri joined EUHealthGov’s Dr Charlotte Godziewski for a conversation about the public health implications of European Union trade agreements. Watch the event recording here: 

Upcoming EU health events

  • Health in Europe virtual discussion: EU law, common values and public health (Weds 3 November 12:00-13:00 GMT; 13:00-14:00 CET)

The next meeting of the Health in Europe series will discuss a paper by Professor Markus Frischhut (MCI Innsbruck) on EU law, common values and public health.  

  • EUPHA Law and Public Health section ‘join the network’ event

The Law and Public Health section of EUPHA will hold a ‘join the network’ event, where members can feed in to the future direction of the section’s work, on Friday 12 November. Interested members should contact the Section organisers: 

  • Save the date: Health in Europe virtual discussion, Health Politics in Europe. Wednesday 15 December (11:00-12:30 GMT; 12:00-13:30 CET)

A panel discussion of the recent publication of Health Politics in Europe with Dr Tamara Popic (QMUL), Dr Camilla Devitt (TCD) and Dr Karen Anderson (UCD).

More information (including registration) about these events is available here:

  • Save the Date: EUHealthGov panel, EU competition policy and health. Wednesday 12 January 2022 (14:00-15:30 GMT; 15:00-16:30 CET)

EUHealthGov’s third event will take place in January and will explore the relevance of EU competition policy for health. Further details will follow soon. 

Online platform for EU health folks…

Finally a reminder that 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. 

EUHealthGov is a 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, 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 blog site.

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