How can digital health drive cohesion in Europe? – Unlocking EU Cohesion and Structural Funds to provide better healthcare

14 October 2020 - Virtual Session

Limited availability - pre-register your attendance now !

You will find a draft agenda below as well as on the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 website.

We invite you to pre-register your interest in the event.

A confirmation email will follow in September, which will include further instructions on the official registration process, as well as any further technical or logistical details of the virtual event.
We look forward to e-meeting you soon!

***

The end of the year 2020 marks the transition from the current EU budget to the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), for the period 2021-2027. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges which have a multi-faceted impact on us all. Given this context, the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 provides a great opportunity to discuss how we can improve healthcare and strengthen the resilience and sustainability of healthcare systems across all regions in the European Union by leveraging European funds over the course of the next seven years.

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the virtual event on “How can digital health drive cohesion in Europe? – Unlocking EU Cohesion and Structural Funds to provide better healthcare”. This Participatory Lab will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 9.30 to 11:00 AM CET, as part of the official partner programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020.

The event, hosted by COCIR in partnership with Siemens Healthineers, will discuss funding in healthcare with a focus on COVID-19 crisis response, digital health and integrated care, as well as training and education for healthcare professionals. COCIR’s in-depth interactive Participatory Lab seeks to spark a lively exchange of views and ideas among stakeholders who consider innovative and digital health solutions to be key aspects in both driving and accessing high-quality patient-centric healthcare.

Bringing together representatives from EU Institutions and Member States, from regions and cities, as well as from patient organizations, healthcare professionals, innovators and industry, we encourage you to actively engage and openly share your expertise and experiences to formulate recommendations on how to unlock EU Cohesion and Structural Funds to provide better healthcare.

You will find a draft agenda below as well as on the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 website.

We invite you to pre-register your interest in the event. A confirmation email will follow in September, which will include further instructions on the official registration process, as well as any further technical or logistical details of the virtual event.

We look forward to e-meeting you soon!

***

I. Plenary: welcome and introduction (20 min)

  • Bernt Bieber, COCIR President & Head of Direct Export Sales, Siemens Healthineers
  • Bart de Witte, Founder, Hippo Foundation, Berlin/Germany

II. Participatory Lab: "How can we provide better healthcare by utilising EU Cohesion and Structural Funds?" (3 parallel breakout sessions; 50 min)

Session A

Digital Health: Deploying e-Health solutions cross-country

Speaker: Agnieszka Kister, Director of the Centrum e-Zdrorwia, Poland

Session B

Integrated care: Driving collaboration across departments and borders

Speaker: Elisa Nannicini, Head of Enterprise Support of the Tuscany Region, Italy (TBC)

Session C

Training and education: Supporting the adoption of innovative technologies in diagnosis and care

Speaker: Alexandre Mottrie, CEO of the Orsi Academy, Belgium

III. Plenary: final conclusions and next steps (20 min)

Speaker: Susana Solís Pérez, Member of the European Parliament (Spain, Renew Europe)