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2 April 2019: European manifestation & conference in Brussels

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Here you can find more information regarding the European manifestation & conference of 2 April in Brussels, in the European quarter, as part of the European week of action against the privatization and commercialization of health and social protection.

The European Network calls on European citizens, health and social workers, users of health services and Members of the European Parliament to support our demands (see pledge and brochure) on Tuesday 2 April during:

the EUROPEAN MANIFESTATION in Brussels from 10:30 to 13:30 which will begin at Finance Tower, 50 Boulevard Jardin Botanique and end at the Place de Luxembourg in Brussels

• MEPs are invited to join demonstrators at 12:30 in front of the European Parliament to sign the pledge and speak out.

• Join and share the facebook event "Manifestat.ion.ie Our Health is NOT for SALE"!

• You can download the flyer for the manifestation in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.

the CONFERENCE "Our health is not for sale" at the European Parliament, room A5E2, from 14:00 to 16:30 with the support of the Greens/EFA Group (see the program below)

• Attend the conference! To obtain a badge to gain access to the European Parliament, send an email before 21 March to sarah.melsens@gezondheid-solidariteit.be with the following information: name, first name, organisation, email address, date of birth, nationality, ID card number or passport number.

• The conference will be filmed and accessible via a livestream link you can find here with interpretations in 4 languages (Fr-En-Es-It). You can also follow the conference on the Place de Luxembourg in front of the European Parliament on a giant screen with other activities. Or organise a public broadcast in your country!

• Join and share the facebook event ""Our health is not for sale! How to prevent health commercialization and privatization at EU level ? »

• You can download the poster of the conference here

Conference program:

▻ 14h-14h10: Introduction by Philippe Lamberts (Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group) & by the European Network

▻ 14h10-14h35: Impact of commercialization on our health

  • Sabina Stan (Dublin City University) "Impact of European policies on the commercialization of health"
  • Ana Vracar (People’s Health Movement) "Determinants of Health: Health in All Policies"
  • Mathias Maucher (EPSU) "Impact of commercialization on working conditions in the health sector”

▻ 14h35-15h10: Demands of the European Network

  • Accessibility of health
  • Financing health
  • Commercialization of health
  • Medecine policies
  • "Conclusions: What the European network is asking MEPs to do"

▻ 15h10-15h50: Presentations by the political groups that signed the pledge "What will be my commitment to health for all in Europe by 2024?"

Confirmed:
José Inacio Faria (Portugal, Partido da Terra) for the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)
Petra De Sutter (Belgium, Groen) for The Greens EFA
Eleonora Forenza (Italy, PRC) for GUE/NGL
▹S&D

▻ 15h50-16h25: Q/A with the audience

▻ 16h25-16h30: Conclusions by the European Network

► MEETING AND NETWORKING from 17h at the "Espace Citoyen" in the centre of Brussels (Espace Citoyen, 8 Rue De La Grande Île, 1000 Brussels).

A meeting and exchange place, with a bar and an additional space, is provided for the participants of the European actions of the day

Drinks and meals will be available

Below you can find this years brochure

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