Paving the way for ambitious EU health budget 13-11-2020


ESIP welcomes the political agreement for a reinforced EU4Health Programme

On November 10 the European Parliament and the German Presidency of the Council reached a political agreement on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF 2021-2027) and recovery package. The new political package includes a budget reinforcement of EUR 15 billion. More precisely the envelope for EU4Health would be tripled compared to the budget set by the Council in July, reaching a final amount of EUR 5.1 billion. This increase was hailed by the European Parliament and Commission as a major victory. Furthermore, on November 13 the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the EU4Health programme, calling to use EU funds to increase disease prevention, foster the digital transformation of health systems, and improve crisis-preparedness with a view to mitigating shortages of medicines and medical devices. 

Towards a strong EU Health Union? 11-11-2020


ESIP first reaction to the new EU Health Package on preparedness to cross-border threats

On November 11 the Commission released a package of three legislative proposals on Building a European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience for cross-border health threats. The proposals are a new Regulation on serious cross-border threats to health, and two Regulations on reinforced roles for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The three initiatives are accompanied by a Communication on Building a European Health Union.

Healthcare systems post-COVID: pressing reset? 29-10-2020


ESIP participates in a POLITICO panel on how to increase healthcare systems' sustainability

On October 28, Ilka Woelfle - ESIP's President - represented ESIP in a POLITICO panel discussion on Healthcare systems post-COVID 19: pressing reset? bringing to the table payers’ views on how to increase the sustainability of healthcare systems. The panel was also joined by representatives of healthcare professionals, patients as well as by Andrzej Rys, from the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

Crucial role of social security to fight child poverty 07-10-2020


ESIP gives its feedback to the European Child Guarantee roadmap

The Family and Social Inclusion Committee (FaSI) of ESIP, gathering institutions responsible for the provision of family and child benefits, as well as services to children, including early childhood education and care (ECEC), took the opportunity provided by the Commission's roadmap on the European Child Guarantee to offer in expertise.