The 16th European Public Health Conference “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth. A sustainable future for humanity.” will be organised from 8-11 November 2023 in Dublin by EUPHA and EPH.
During the conference, on November 9th, HaDEA will organise the “Our Food, Our Health, Our Planet: EU funding opportunities” lunch symposium.
The event will involve the participation of the EU4Health NFP for Ireland, Amanda Daly, speaking about the role of EU4Health National Focal Points in liaising between the EU and potential applicants at national level.
The aim of the symposium is to present HaDEA and provide hands-on information on the EU4Health programme in terms of funding opportunities and results. The objective is to give greater visibility to HaDEA and inform about ongoing and upcoming EU4Health calls. As a result of the symposium, the participants will gain a better understanding of how the EU4Health programme works and help to raise awareness of the programme in their home organisations/countries/networks (as potential applicants and as multipliers). This will lead to a greater number of high-quality applications to EU4Health calls managed by HaDEA.
Alongside speakers from HaDEA, the Irish EU4Health National Focal Point (NFP) will explain how they promote the programme and share information on the application process with stakeholders. In addition, the NFP will present their experience with the EU4Health programme and highlight a few successful projects.
Overall, this symposium will contribute to the general objective of the EPH Conference: to increase the capacity and knowledge of the audience around innovative programs to implement better public health systems across the EU.
The EU4Health programme is the 4th EU funding programme in the field of health. Adopted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it represents the most ambitious European Health Programme yet, providing substantial financial support to post-COVID-19 recovery efforts and the resilience of European healthcare systems, as well as the EU’s preparedness in facing major cross-border health threats such as large-scale communicable disease outbreaks. Further main objectives include strengthening the compatibility of health systems and policies across the EU and addressing long-term challenges in public health, such as antimicrobial resistance, access to medicinal products, and non-communicable diseases; there is a cross-cutting focus on cancer (Regulation (EU) 2021/522, 2021).
Format and key questions
This symposium will be conducted in the format of a training/workshop and will:
- Give an overview of the current EU4Health programme, recent and upcoming calls and funding opportunities (grants and procurement) and
- Introduce the roles of EU4Health National Focal Points (NFPs), discuss their work with key stakeholders, and look at success stories in implementing EU4Health actions.
- Introduction to HaDEA and the programmes managed by the Agency in the area of health, including synergies
Marina Zanchi, Director of HaDEA
- Grants in the EU4Health programme
Florina Telea, Head of Unit, HaDEA A1
- Procurement in the EU4Health programme
Agnès Mathieu-Mendes, Head of Unit, HaDEA A2
- The role of EU4Health National Focal Points in liaising between the EU and potential applicants at national level
Amanda Daly, NFP, Ireland
Registration is not required. Delegates who are registered for the main EPH Conference can attend free of charge. Get your lunch in the Exhibiton / Catering Area, walk in and join the session.
Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth : A Sustainable Future for Humanity
Over the next decade we will all make choices which will determine the future of our advanced technological society. The COVID-19 and monkeypox pandemics, through which the world is now living, are as graphic an example as could be desired of the instability of our model of life, and the need for action on One Health. In Europe, we have paid a high price for our belief that we were safe from infection, that we could dismantle our public health systems, and get away with it. Other countries to whom COVID-19 spread from Europe have suffered more, and paid even higher prices.
We have now run out of road on climate emergency. 2021 was the warmest year on record, and 2022 and 2023 are likely to beat that record. The global climate is changing rapidly. Building a future, any kind of future, for us and for our children, demands a new attention to sustainability. It’s tempting to despair, to give up. Let’s not.
This conference hopes to open up part of this discussion, with a focus on health, and health care. We will look specifically at gender and health, at health care delivery generally, the use of digital tools, and the necessary staffing and skills to provide good care. We will, in line with the overall conference theme, look in depth at the climate emergency, and very specifically at the human food supply. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses serious risks to global food security that will require a range of responses from governments and international organizations. The unfolding crisis in Ukraine will push up already-high food price inflation, and have serious consequences for low-income net-food importing countries, many of which have seen an increase in malnourishment rates over the past few years in the face of pandemic disruptions. The Ukraine conflict not only exposes the evil of the current Russian government, but also our failure to create a resilient sustainable global food supply. We can do better, and we have to do better.
Further information on the conference is available at the following LINK.