Future preparedness.
Joining forces
to foster Europe’s health resilience

About the European Health Summit

  • Date: 9 December 2021
  • Hybrid event

The European Business Summits is happy to introduce you to the 2021 edition of the European Health Summit taking place under a hybrid format on 9 December 2021.

“Every crisis makes way for new opportunities. This counts even more so for European integration.” 

The pandemic has forcefully shown that European countries have no other choice than to embrace their cooperation if they want to overcome the ongoing crisis. Future preparedness lies at the heart of this renewed cooperation. This requires a reset of public private partnerships. Just as we cannot envision health prepardness without the collaboration of the biotech and pharma industry, we can no longer imagine future prepardness without the central role of technology.

“COVID-19 is teaching us important lessons. We need more international cooperation and solidarity on health, not only to combat epidemics, but also to strengthen public health systems within Europe and elsewhere.”
Petra de Sutter
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister
“Recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic will require health services that reach people equitably no matter where they live.”

Hans Kluge

WHO Regional Director Europe

“We are in a crisis, a time of insecurity, of vulnerability. A time in which everyone involved – also politicians – are having to do things they’ve never had to do before. Obviously, everything is not going to go smoothly. We understand both sides – there is a lot of fear and insecurity. It is important to focus on a solution.”

Özlem Türeci

Chief executive office and co-founder of BioNTech