The COVID-19 pandemic facilitated a long-expected paradigm shift in the European Union’s perception of health and healthcare. It has been proved that health policy decisions cannot be kept within a nation-state framework only and that a new vision and strengthened community competencies are needed to cope with public health crises. At the pioneering initiative of the S&D Group, the European Parliament, the Commission and the European Council adopted the concept and the first measures of the European Health Union, including the strengthening of the European Centre of Disease Control and the European Medicines Agency, the development of a new cancer control program and the elaboration of quality standards for health care.
Creating a European Health Union can also contribute to catching up of the ailing Hungarian healthcare. Therefore, it seemed worthwhile to examine the opinion of the Hungarian population, professional organizations and local governments on this project.
This research by Ujhelyi, Kökény & Süli shows that the vast majority of Hungarian society supports the idea of the European Health Union and the planned measures, while a lot is expected of it by the organizations of health professionals and the local governments, especially in terms of unifying quality expectations and access to care. The establishment of service and quality minimums in the concept of the European Health Union can be a major step forward.
Socialistas europeos reclaman que la Europa social sea la prioridad de la futura Comisión
by EuroEFE 09/11/2023
'European socialists demand that social Europe be the priority for the future Commission' article about the 'Champions of progress: Progressives go the extra mile for Social Europe!' side event organized by FEPS and PES
A szociális unió imperatívusza
by Új Egyenlőség 09/09/2023
'The imperative of Social Union'. Article about FEPS book 'Europe’s Social Integration: Welfare Models and Economic Transformations' by László Andor.
O László Andor στο Φόρουμ των Δελφών
by News 24 7 28/04/2023
“László Andor discussing at the Delphi Economic Forum about the importance of social inclusion and ways to strengthen it”
Research shows Ireland is too reliant on voluntary sector for mental health services
by RTÉ Radio 1 27/03/2023
RTÉ Radio 1 talks about our case studies 'Is an EU-wide approach to the mental health crisis necessary?', published in collaboration with Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)
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