New EBS Task Force European Health Union

This 1st edition of the European Health Summit is also the start of a new EBS Task Force dedicated to the European Health Union. Through a programme of conferences, live debates and working group meetings, this task force will bring together EU policy-makers, national authorities and regulators, industry representatives, academics and civil society to discuss the priorities of the new Health Union, share ideas and articulate policy recommendations. This new project aims at contributing to the realisation of the ambition to make the Union more resilient and consolidated.

If you are interested to join us, please contact:
Ms. Felicia Balan, European Health Summit Manager +32 (0) 2 645 3 484 or Ms. Dafné Forni, Partnership Manager +32 (0) 2 645 3 489

Confirmed Speakers

Bernd Montag

Siemens Healthineers


Peter Piot

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Special Advisor
to the President of the European Commission

Thomas Steffen

The Federal Republic of Germany

Permanent State Secretary

Melanie Saville

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Director of Vaccine Development

Thomas Kostera

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Senior Expert

Heidi Larson

Vaccine Confidence Project


Luc Debruyne

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Strategy advisor

Arnaud Thysen

European Business Summits

Director General

Vincenzo Costigliola

European Medical Association


Joachim Berney

iProcureSecurity Project

Project coordinator

Sam Proesmans

Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Belgium

Public Health Advisor focusing on COVID-19

Maria Tadeo

Bloomberg Television

Europe Reporter

Chris Burns

Independent Media


"For a successful digital transformation of the health care system an effective strategy, political leadership and a dedicated institution at national level are required.”  Thomas Kostera
Bertelsmann Stiftung
"Anyone who uses data in the health care sector in Europe should be able to rely on jointly agreed regulations based on the basic data protection regulation." Jens Spahn
German Health Minister
"Fragmentation makes us more vulnerable. We need to pool resources, if we don't pool resources we are weaker. There is now a realisation that nobody can deal with this public health crisis alone." Stella Kyriakides
European Commissioner for Health