On 29th January 2018, To-Reach and Health First Europe co-organised a joint workshop entitled Identifying and transferring innovation in comparative Health Services and Systems Research. Hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia (S&D, Italy) at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was the first opportunity for project consortium representatives to publicly present the concept and objectives of To-Reach to the Brussels-based EU health policy audience.
Following the welcoming remarks of John Bowis (HFE President) and MEP José Inácio Faria (EPP, Portugal), Walter Ricciardi, Principal Investigator of the project and President of the National Institute of Health of Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanità ISS), together with Ms Ellen Nolte, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Ms Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, President of the European Public Health Association, outlined the main aspects of To-Reach before responding to questions and feedback from the participants in what proved a lively high-level discussion that will feed into both ongoing and future project work.
Read here the full event summary on TO-REACH website
Here the photos of the event.