Hearing – European solidarity in public health emergencies
On 16 September 2021, 14.00 – 16.00 CEST will be the public hearing of the expert panel Hearing – European solidarity in public health emergencies.
Organizer: European Commission
Building on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as on existing instruments, guidelines and recommendations, the Commission is seeking expert advice on strengthening EU solidarity in future health emergencies. The Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health has been asked by the European Commission to consider how we can plan and prepare for EU solidarity in health emergencies and how we can strengthen cross-border cooperation in future public health emergencies. In their upcoming opinion, the Panel will consider the limitations to EU level actions and how can they be overcome. They will elaborate on what transformation needs to take place at EU, national and regional level in order to operationalise EU solidarity in public health emergencies. The Expert Panel will identify different concepts of solidarity and discuss how both, pre-existing and new mechanisms are used for strengthening mutual assistance during a public health crisis and what the challenges in implementing EU solidarity are. The aim of this hearing is to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to share their views on the draft opinion of the Expert Panel on the above-mentioned subject. The draft opinion will be available at the Expert Panel website prior to the hearing.