The European Health Futures Forum is a completely virtual, not-for-profit network organisation.
It arises out of a special interest group on the future of health that was constituted in Lisbon in 2010, under the aegis of the European Society for Quality in Healthcare.
By 2012/3 a number of us associated with the Board of ESQH decided, after some consultation with policy advisors from the European Commission, to set up a new NGO dedicated to looking at health and healthcare ‘outside of the box’. This would allow us to have a more holistic view of the context of health and to consider the role of other societal stakeholders whose actions influence health, such as industry and education.
A Living Architecture for Transformative Change in Healthcare
Our view was (and is) that a small organisation can’t directly change a huge system that has powerful vested interests represented in it, but can act as a stimulus, working in concert with like-minded other parties, to changing attitudes and perspectives on health and healthcare in society in a constructive way.
Currently most participants in health and healthcare are trapped within a paradigm that most people agree is inherently unsustainable but don’t see how to break out of this.
Our primary role is to work with others to find potential solutions to this dilemma.
Moving forward with EHFF
We therefore constituted EHFF as a company limited by guarantee at Companies House London, in March 2013 and spent time building the brand, principally by setting up a website, recruiting interested professionals to a community of practice (now over 100 strong) and participation in a number of European Commission projects.
With the threat of Brexit, after extensive consultation we registered EHFF as a company limited by guarantee in Ireland, in September 2017. Charity status was then applied for and since May 2018 EHFF is registered with the Irish Charities Regulatory Authority. EHFF (Ireland) is now the main agency for EHFF activity in Europe. Meanwhile we have registered a name change with Companies House, London and are now constituted as a not-for-profit organisation in the UK as EHFF.UK.
constituted EHFF as a company limited by guarantee at Companies House London
registered EHFF as a company limited by guarantee in Ireland
registered with the Irish Charities Regulatory Authority.
EHFF and EHFF.UK share a common purpose and have common Board membership (there being an additional Director in Ireland). The principal current role for EHFF.UK is management of the large, Robert Bosch Foundation funded project, CEMPaC, but the relationship between EHFF (Ireland) and EHFF.UK is under regular review.
WHO WE ARE
EHFF are comprised of our Directors, the Advisory group, the wider EHFF community and associate organisations.Learn More »
WHAT WE DO
Influenced by the Foresight Triangle, EHFF are mainly focused on 6 primary activities.Learn More »