Is the European Health Union needed?


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Health care has long been identified by Europeans as a major challenge for the EU and national governments. The pandemic made health a strategic area and brought us together. We have realised that we can fight mega-threats effectively only if we act together.


The publication was co-financed by the European Commission as part of the project „Talks about Europe”


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The text is based on the online debate „Is the European Health Union needed?” organised by the European Commission Representation in Poland in cooperation with THINKTANK on 29 April 2021. Our guests were: Andrzej Ryś, PhD, Director for health systems, medical products and innovation in the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission, Iwona Kowalska – Bobko, PhD, Director of the Institute of Public Health, Head of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Roman Szełemej, M.D., Mayor of the City of Wałbrzych.