Limits and Potentials of the Public Health Programme

15-12-2017

This document summarises the presentations and discussion taking place at the workshop organised by Policy Department A on the limits and opportunities of the Third Public Health Programme, held at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the workshop was to inform the Members of the ENVI Committee and all participants on the limits and potentials of the Public Health Programme, and to have an overview of the outcomes and impact the Third Health Programme had for EU institutions, Member States and individual organisations/projects in its first half (2014-2017). Firstly, the institutional perspectives from DG SANTE and Chafea were presented. The results of the mid-term evaluation of the Programme were discussed, both emphasising the overall positive result of the evaluation and highlighting the areas of improvement and lessons learnt from the two previous health programmes. Next steps to overcome the current limits were also outlined. Secondly, the focus was on the experience of Member States, which confirmed the value of the Programme for their National contexts, insisting, however, on the need to increase the available budget in order to achieve the targeted objectives. Finally, presentations were given by organisations and projects that have successfully utilised funds from the Health Programme.

This document summarises the presentations and discussion taking place at the workshop organised by Policy Department A on the limits and opportunities of the Third Public Health Programme, held at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the workshop was to inform the Members of the ENVI Committee and all participants on the limits and potentials of the Public Health Programme, and to have an overview of the outcomes and impact the Third Health Programme had for EU institutions, Member States and individual organisations/projects in its first half (2014-2017). Firstly, the institutional perspectives from DG SANTE and Chafea were presented. The results of the mid-term evaluation of the Programme were discussed, both emphasising the overall positive result of the evaluation and highlighting the areas of improvement and lessons learnt from the two previous health programmes. Next steps to overcome the current limits were also outlined. Secondly, the focus was on the experience of Member States, which confirmed the value of the Programme for their National contexts, insisting, however, on the need to increase the available budget in order to achieve the targeted objectives. Finally, presentations were given by organisations and projects that have successfully utilised funds from the Health Programme.