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Seminar "Strategic investments for the future of healthcare", 27 February 2017

On 27 February, the European Commission DG SANTE, inco-operation with DG ECFIN, DG RTD and the European Investment Bank (EIB), held a seminar to present and discuss new forms of investment for innovative forms of healthcare.

In particular, the event promoted the Investment Plan for Europe and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), as an effective financial instrument to support European health systems' reforms and other necessary investments in the health sector.

Over 100 people participated in the event, including representatives from Member States' and regional authorities, healthcare managers and service providers, as well as public and private investors active or interested in the health sector.

Main documents

Seminar's programme

Seminar's report


The Investment Plan for Europe, planning and blending multi-source investments:

EIB financing possibilities for the health sector
Felicitas Riedl
European Investment Bank

EIF financing for SMEs and social enterprises
Rémi Charrier
European Investment Fund

Services offered by the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH)
Dana Burduja
European Investment Bank

High-Level Task Force for social infrastructure investments (European Long-Term Investors Association, ELTIA)
Edoardo Reviglio
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (Italy)

Partnerships, contracting and business approaches for new care models:

Progress so far in the English health system
Ben Collins
The King's Fund (United Kingdom)

Together for Norrbotten – Best life, best health
Brita Winsa
Primary and Local Healthcare (Region of Norrbotten, Sweden).

Health System Catalonia Partnerships, Contracting and Business approaches for new care models
Toni Dedeu
Agency for Healthcare Quality & Assessment (Catalonia, Spain)

Investment in Population Health in Baden-Wuerttemberg
Andreas Marg
Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration (State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Helmut Hildebrandt
OptiMedis AG & CEO, Gesundes Kinzigtal GmbH (Germany).

Seminar's main messages - "Strategic investments for the future of healthcare"
(summary from group work sessions)