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Practitioner Perspective with Gloria Ghéquière: ‘Health and the Belgian Presidency’

Panel Discussion

The EUHealthGov network is delighted to welcome Gloria Ghéquière on Thursday 11 July 2024 at 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET to reflect on how health has featured within the Belgian presidency of the European Council between January and June 2024.

The Belgian presidency’s term has involved important work on themes as diverse as global health, health impacts of climate change, the future European Health Union, and mental health and work. However, a particular focus has been on assuring supplies of critical medicines, leading to proposals for EU-level legislation, and the establishment of the Critical Medicines Alliance.

Gloria Ghéquière is an Advisor in the Cabinet of the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Frank Vandenbroucke. She has previously worked in the European Parliament as an advisor on international trade policy, and featured in POLITICO’s Power 40 – Brussels Class of 2023.


EUHealthGov is a research network, funded by the University Association for Contemporary Studies (UACES) and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, focused on the governance of health in the European Union. This event is part of its quarterly online seminar series, which provides a forum for discussion of a range of EU health governance topics, presented in roundtables, in-conversation sessions, work-in-progress seminars, practitioner perspectives and other formats.

The event will last 60 minutes, including a Q&A session, and will be chaired by Dr Mary Guy (Liverpool John Moores University). It will take place on Microsoft Teams, you can register via this link

11 Jul 2024