Progress of the Covid19 pandemic

Progress of the Covid pandemic The Omicron variant has proved to be more infectious than previous variants but created less morbidity and mortality. In Europe and elsewhere overall it seems that hospital admission rates and deaths attributed to the virus are steadily falling. One caveat however is that the fall isn’t consistent over different countries.…

EHFF October Newsletter

Now the days are noticeably shorter, we emerge from a rather strange summer to a busy Autumn schedule, still dominated by concerns about the latter phases of the pandemic as well as the UN declaration that the global climate situation is ‘code red’. Most of our meetings continue to be on-line. In this edition we…

Breakdown or breakthrough: catalysing the wellbeing economy (launch of WEAll Hub, Ireland Oct. 19)

Brief report on proceedings: The event drew an online audience of over 120. The event started with gentle guitar music of Paddy Flamenco (Paddy Anderson). Davie Philip ( a member of Hub steering group) introduced proceedings with a poem from fellow Cloughjordan resident, poet Mel White (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMS6VDB5Yys ). Mel’s inspiring poem was followed by…

EHFF July Newsletter

From the editor: Dear readers! The summer has begun, somewhat reluctantly in parts of Europe, and the pandemic continues to dominate public discussions. We’ve been sending you a number of Newsflashes since the beginning of the year, but no Newsletter. Not because we haven’t been busy, rather the opposite! Prior to the summer break  (if…

April News-in-brief no.2

EHFF and Nordic Health 2030 co-produce five webinars on the future of health and healthcare in Europe. Since the end of last year our two sister organisations (e.g. Lars Munter sits on both the EHFF Advisory group and handles communications for the Nordic movement (http://nordichealth2030.org/ ) have developed a collaboration with Ubiquity University (https://www.ubiquityuniversity.org/about-us/ ),…

April News-in-Brief No.1

EHFF AGM and Annual Strategy Meeting This year’s AGM and Annual Strategy Meeting were, for the second year running, held via Zoom rather than face to face. On March 26th the EHFF formal AGM was held, preceded by the AGM for its not-for-profit subsidiary EHFF.UK. In the interests of transparency, the two Agendas, past year’s minutes, and…

EHFF COVID Mini-Bulletin Series March 2021

Bulletin number 1 Introduction from David Somekh, EHFF Network Director It is about 5 months since our last COVID Bulletin. This is partly because there seemed to be a dramatic shift in the progress of the pandemic in Europe and attempts to manage it around the end of the last year. Undoubtedly the two big…

EHFF 2014 work plan under construction

  Three strategy group meetings were held during December 2013, in Southampton Brussels and Dublin. The themes were ‘activating the network’, positioning EHFF in the EU and innovation in education. The outputs  have been collated, were submitted to the Board at the meeting of March 16 and will be published as the Annual Work plan shortly.…

Report on Gastein 2013: EHFF gives its overview of the annual Health Policy conference which took place October 2-4

Overview: “Over the past decade the European Health Forum Gastein has developed into an indispensable institution in the scope of European health policy. It has made a decisive contribution to the development of guidelines and above all the cross-border exchange of experience, information and cooperation. The overall aim is a platform for discussion for the…