The Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health is an interdisciplinary and independent group established by the European Commission to provide non-binding advice on matters related to effective, accessible and resilient health systems. The Expert Panel aims to support DG SANTE in its efforts towards evidence-based policy-making, to inform national policy making in improving the quality and sustainability of health systems and to foster EU level cooperation to improve information, expertise and the exchange of best practices.
The Expert Panel consists of 17 experts appointed in December 2019 for a period of 3 years. They were appointed following an open call for applications, evaluation and selection process ensuring a balanced representation of relevant areas of expertise as well as geographical and gender balance.
Appointed in a personal capacity, they are well-established, independent scientists, with over 10 years' professional and multi-disciplinary experience in health area.
Members attend plenary meetings, participate in drafting groups, and at the request of the Commission may also participate in other activities where their involvement is relevant.
When the Expert Panel receives a request for advice (mandate) from the Commission to draft an opinion, it establishes a drafting group, composed of Panel members with relevant expertise.
Drafting groups are chaired by a Panel member. The Panel designates a Rapporteur from among Members to compile information, revise draft opinions, and ensure that reports are prepared on time.
Before the opinion is finalised the public hearing is organised to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to share their views on the draft opinion.
All Expert Panel members must declare commitment, confidentiality, and interest in the subject matter before participating in work. Declarations of interest are updated orally at each meeting.
30 September 2015 - Commission Decision 2012/C198/06 on setting up a multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health
5 July 2012 - Commission Decision of 5 July 2012 on setting up a multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health