Upcoming events

22-03-2019 10:00 - The Importance of Evaluation of outcomes in Healthcare and Hospital Experiences

Workshop - ENVI
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Policy Hubs are fora for dialogue and debate among experts within the European Parliament and other institutions, as well as the wider academic community. The discussions focus on topical issues on the agenda of Parliament's political bodies.

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The sustainability of healthcare services is a central topic for local and central governments in Europe. In the healthcare services, providers and payers are used to evaluate and measure efficiency. Efficiency is crucial to maintain the system, to offer a reliable services for patients, to optimize revenues for hospitals and expenses for payers, and, finally, to define benchmarking inside of the system. Besides of efficiency, we need the measurement of effectiveness of healthcare services through the measurements of outcomes on patients. The measurement of outcomes is difficult and scientifically and practically demanding, and a standardization is needed.

The policy hub will provide a general overview on outcomes measurement in healthcare, the current international projects on this topic, and some examples in the real hospital world.

Location: Brussels, Altiero Spinelli Building room A3 E-3
Last updated: 19-03-2019

02-04-2019 15:00 - Women’s Role in Peace Processes including the specific case of Western Balkans

Hearing - FEMM
Women's Role in Peace Processes

The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality will be holding a hearing on Women's role in peace processes on April 2 from 15.00 to 16.30. Women's participation in conflict prevention and resolution can improve outcomes before, during and after conflicts.

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The hearing will explore how women have participated in peace processes and which impact and added value their participation had. One part of the hearing will be dedicated to the specific case of the Western Balkans. Four experts have been invited and a study commissioned by the policy department will also be presented.

Location: JAN 4Q2
Last updated: 20-03-2019

03-04-2019 09:30 - European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) workshop ‘Virality and influencers in digital communication’

Workshop - STOA
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How can the European message be more effectively conveyed?

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This workshop focuses on the use of modern technologies by so-called 'influencers' in order to increase the number of their 'followers'. It will look into how technologies can carry and amplify messages, becoming 'viral', and the type of communication used. The workshop explores the issue of the so called 'eco-chamber effect' in communication within modern societies. Besides the technological aspects, the project also involves social sciences considerations to deal with the psychological aspects of 'viral media communication' and its social impact, with special attention to political influence. The speakers' contributions will be published as an 'event report'.

Programme

09:30-09:45 Welcome and introduction

Eva KAILI, Member of the European Parliament, STOA Chair

09:45-10:45 Panel 1 - 'Science of Virality'

'Analysing text virality in social media'

Giorgos Markopoulos, Associate Professor at Department of Linguistics of School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian, University of Athens

Anja Bechmann (TBC), Professor at DATALAB, Center for Digital Social Research, Aarhus University

'What drives people to public conversation on-line? - Insight into people's sharing behaviour'

Kristof Varga, Director, Public Division at Bakamo.Social

Questions & Answers

10:45-11:45 Panel 2 - 'Practice of Virality'

'From theory to practice'

Diarmaid Mac Matthuna, Communication expert on Digital campaigns and content strategy, Director at Indiepics

'On Gilets Jaunes'

Emmanuel Rivière , Chairman, Centre Kantar sur le Futur de l'Europe

Representative from Facebook /Twitter

Questions & Answers

11:45-12:00 - Closing remarks

Paul RUBIG, Member of the European Parliament, STOA 1st Vice-Chair

Moderator: Philippe FELIX, Senior Online Communications Expert at Web-Minded


Location: European Parliament, Brussels - Paul-Henri Spaak Building (PHS) 3-C050
Last updated: 22-03-2019

04-04-2019 08:00 - Technology and innovation of Human Implants

Workshop - STOA
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PROGRAMME

8.00 - 8.05 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

PAUL RÜBIG

MEP and STOA 1st Vice-Chair

8.05 - 8.10 TITLE

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8.10 - 8.20 TITLE

OLGA TKACHENKO

European Commission, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

8.20 - 8.30 TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: THE ONLY SOLUTION TO TREAT THE BURDEN OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

EMMANUEL THIENPONT

European Knee Society

8.30 - 8.40 THE IMPORTANCE OF JOINT REGISTRIES IN OBSERVING IMPLANT PERFORMANCE

PER KJAERSGAARD-ANDERSEN

EFORT

8.40 - 8.50 THE NEED FOR A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ALL STAKEHOLDERS

DIDIER DELTORT

Zimmer Biomet

8.50 - 9.00 DISCUSSION & CLOSING REMARKS

Location: European Parliament, Brussels - Altiero Spinelli building, room 1E1
Last updated: 06-03-2019

Hearings

Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, a committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes, posters and contributions from speakers.

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