On 8th of July 2022 the European Commission has organized a stakeholders event aiming to analyse the EU4Health Programme 2021-2027 so far and to jointly plan the activities for 2023, which has been attended by Yoanna Dochevska, chairperson of Bulgarian Sports Development Association. EU4Health Programme has been adopted in March 2021 with EUR 5.3 billion during 2021-27, an unprecedented level of financial commitment for a Union investment in health. The EU4Health Programme is the Unions response to the current public health emergency; it is expected to make a significant contribution to the post-COVID-19 recovery and aims to bring a contribution to the long-term health challenges by building stronger, more resilient and more accessible health systems.

Each year a targeted consultation is launched to seek opinion of stakeholders about current and future EU health priorities and strategic orientations and on key health needs to be addressed through EU4Health annual Work Programmes, providing inputs for reflection on the Work Programme under preparation and beyond. This webinar is the opportunity for participants to provide their input on the most burning health issues in the EU and how to address them. The outcomes of the consultation and of this webinar serve as inputs for the preparation of the 2023 Work Programme, but they also serve for nurturing the reflection on priorities, strategic orientations and needs for next Work Programmes. The webinar started with welcoming by Mr John-F Ryan, DG SANTE, Deputy Director General for Health, European Commission and has been open to all relevant stakeholders: NGOs, associations, businesses, Member States policy makers, patients organisations, etc.