Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Thursday, 13 January 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

09:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing for speakers

09:30 a.m. – 09:35 a.m. | Introduction by

  • Laurenţiu Plosceanu, President of the Section on Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship, EESC

09:35 a.m. – 09:45 a.m. | Presentation of the opinion

  • by Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

09:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. | Panel 1

Moderator: Elena Calistru, member of the study group, EESC

Keynote speaker: Elias Mossialos, Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Interventions by

  • Wolfgang Philipp, Acting Director, European Commission, HERA
  • Veronique Trillet Lenoir, Rapporteur for the Cross border threats to Health file, European Parliament
  • Christophe Clergeau, Rapporteur , Committee of the Regions
  • Hans Kluge, regional director of WHO Europe


11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. | Break

11:25 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. | Panel 2

Moderator: Jose Antonio Moreno Diaz, member of the study group, EESC

Interventions by:

  • Caroline Costongs, Director, EUROHEALTHNET
  • Annabel Seebohm, Secretary General, Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
  • Yannis Natsis, Policy Manager, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Rosa Castro, Manager, European Alliance for Responsible R&D and affordable medicines
  • Representative, Health Action International
  • Adam Rogalewski, Policy Officer on Health and Social Services , European Federation of Public Services Union (EPSU)


12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. | Conclusions

  • by Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion

12:55 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. | Closing remarks by Milena Angelova, President of the study group

Participants can speak Bulgarian, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish and Spanish and listen to Bulgarian, English, French and Greek.