Equity Action Final Conference


The conference will bring together international experts on health inequalities, officials and policy makers from Member States and the EU and a range of key stakeholders.

The purpose of this meeting is to:

  •     Showcase the results of the Joint Action on health inequalities ‘Equity Action’
  •     Assess progress on addressing health inequalities in the EU
  •     Consider opportunities and priorities for action

Who is speaking?

As well as hearing examples from Equity Action there will be high level speakers who will share their analysis, and identify how work scheduled for the 2014-2020 programming period could help.
There will be leadership key notes from Sir Michael Marmot (Institute of Health Equity), Commissioner Borg (DG SANCO) and political contributions from the European Parliament and the United Kingdom Department of Health as well as a representative from the Greek Presidency of the EU.
The cross-sectoral reach of Equity Action means that we will also have speakers from key Commission Directorates such as DG REGIO, DG EMLP, DG RTD and DG ENVI as well as leading agencies such as the World Health Organization.

Who is this for?

This conference is for leaders and champions at European and Member State and Regional level who are responsible for producing or shaping policies and strategies that address the social determinants of health such as housing, environment, education and employment, and those from NGOs and academia who are seeking to influence the uptake of policies to reduce health inequalities.

Key Points

Equity Action has worked to strengthen the effectiveness of policy making and strategic actions to reduce health inequalities at member state, regional and EU levels. Work has included:

  •     Developing expertise in Health Impact Assessment and Health Equity Audit
  •     Improving the impact that structural funds have on tackling health inequalities
  •     Strengthening regional strategies to tackle health inequalities
  •     Broadening the evidence base on key issues such debt and financial insecurity
  •     Sharing good practice on stakeholder engagement to tackle health inequality together

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:45 to 18:45
Brussels, Belgium