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Conference: Health commercialisation in Europe

D 9 May 2017    


On 6th of June, the European Network against Health commercialisation co-organizes a conference at European Parliament with Philippe Lamberts, co-president of the European Greens and with the participation of MEPs from the different political groups. To register, please complete the form under the program.


Business and Health: a dangerous relationship!
Commercialisation and privatisation of health accross Europe

Tuesday 6th of June 2017
European Parliament, room A1G3

9:00 Accreditation (Altiero Spinelli)

9:30 Introduction
Philippe Lamberts, The Greens: Setting the scene/how to involve EP - 8’
Sebastian Franco, European Network: Main mechanisms of health commercialisation in Europe - 8’

9:45 – 11:00 First panel
«Situation of healthcare systems and impact of EU governance and legislations»

Julie Noir, European Network, SUD santé sociaux FR: consequences of commercialisation on healthcare systems – 8’
Roberto Lopriore, GUE/NGL Advisor - 8’
Rita Baeten, OSE: Health services in the internal market – 8’
Maria Arena, S&D: European Semester and country specific recommendations – 8’
PPE/ALDE MEP – 8’ – to be confirmed

Questions/Answers – 30’

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15 Second panel
«Organize and confront powers to reverse commercialisation tendencies»

Chiara Bodini, People’s Health Movement (PHM): Building alliances for Health – 8’
Mathias Maucher, EPSU: Strengthening the role of social dialogue and workers impact at EU level – 8’
Michèle Rivasi, The Greens: Confronting Health Big Business – 8’

Answers and comments by Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit, DG Health and Food safety, European Commission - 10’

Reactions - 20’

12:15 – 12:30 Conclusions

Yves Hellendorff, European Network, CNE - BE : Conclusive remarks – 8’
Perspectives and conclusions by Philippe Lamberts - 8’

To register, complete the following form


Open Assembly
« Strengthening and widening resistance against health commercialisation in Europe »
Venue: Plate-forme d’action Santé & Solidarité, Chaussée de Haecht 53 – 1210 Bruxelles

Tuesday June 6
15:00 – 18:30

15:00 – 15:30 : Welcome and introductions

15:30 – 17:00 : General evaluation of 7 April & Perspectives
(please prepare a short written report for your country, as we will only have time to share the key points of each experience)

  • Lessons learned, perspectives and proposals for 7 April 2018
  • Common political priorities for 2017/2018 (also linked with events in the EU institutions)
  • Strategies to increase awareness and strengthen mobilisation
  • Shared tasks and responsabilities
  • Organisation and finances

17:30 – 18:30 : Future opportunities
Events and actions planned and how to use them to build our network/resistance

Wednesday June 7
Same venue
9:00 – 12:30

Organisation of the European network against health commercialisation

  • Internal organisation, coordination and criteria/process for membership
  • Tasks, finances and ressources of the Secretariat
  • Networking and communication tools


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