On 27 February 2017, the Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), held a seminar to discuss new forms of investment for innovative forms of healthcare. The event promoted the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), under the Investment Plan for Europe, as an effective financial instrument to support reforms in European health systems. Over 100 delegates participated in the event, from the public and private sectors: Member States authorities, healthcare managers and service providers, as well as investors active or interested in the health sector.
The SCCS adopted new Opinions at the plenary meeting on 7 March. Read them.
On 1 March, 2017, 24 thematic European Reference Networks began working, gathering together over 900 highly specialised healthcare units from 26 countries. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, says the value of EU collaboration is particularly clear in the case of rare and complex diseases.
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The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published a Guidance on ad hoc rapid risk assessment of serious cross-border chemical health threats.
On 1 March the newly established European Reference Networks (ERNs) will start their work. ERNs are unique and innovative cross-border cooperation platforms between specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases.
Today, in Brussels, Member States and regional representatives, healthcare service providers, public and private investors, economists, and practice innovators, participate in a Seminar on strategic investments for the future of healthcare, organised by the European Commission.
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EU Health Award 2016 helps NGOs continue the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance
Healthy food in schools: European Commission and Maltese Presidency present valuable new resource for public procurement authorities in Member States