Our first key event of the year took place at the European Parliament on the 2 February in Brussels and introduced our call for action including the COCIR six recommendations that are critical to move towards sustainable healthcare systems. Françoise Grossetête MEP, Vice President of the EPP Group hosted this event. In her welcome speech, Ms Grossetête stressed that “health should not only be seen as a cost or a burden for society, but above all as a factor of growth”. Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, added in his keynote speech that COCIR put a lot of thought in its recommendations and that he was pleased to say that several of them were reflected in very recent initiatives supported by the Commission.
COCIR will continue to support EU institutions and Member States so that healthcare remains high in all policies and get the support it requires to drive EU economy and boost enterprises based in Europe.
COCIR is now going to focus in the next few weeks on innovation and market access in Europe and beyond and will articulate the growing importance of integrated care. Our key members will actively participate in events such as the Summit on Innovation and Active Ageing in order to share their experiences and competences at highest level.
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