The European Health Forum Gastein is an independent, non-partisan organisation, founded in 1998 as a European health policy platform, which has since grown far beyond traditional health policy spaces.
Our aim is to provide a neutral and inclusive platform for the discussion and advancement of health, solidarity and equity in the EU and beyond, and our founding principle is the equal representation of all stakeholders.
Since its inception, the EHFG has developed into a key platform for health policy exchange, bringing together stakeholders and decision-makers from the public and private sector, civil society, and science and academia, who together form the four pillars of the EHFG with their specific perspectives and knowledge.
The EHFG further considers the vertical organisation of societies and the EU by integrating local, regional, national, European and international levels and facilitating the exchange of views and experience amongst key actors and communities from EU member states and the EEA countries, but also from the 52 countries of the WHO European Region.
Over the past decade, the EHFG has established itself as an indispensable institution in the scope of intersectoral European health policy, and has made a decisive contribution to the cross-border transfer of experience, information and best practice.
Up to 900 leading experts, decision-makers and community members participate in the annual conference and take part in additional EHFG events, projects and initiatives year-round, and the unparalleled mix of participants as well as the inclusive, courageous and candid nature of discussions set the tone for a unique opportunity of exchange and collaboration.