3rd Forum of the Scientific Panel for Health: ‘Enabling health equality in Europe – the role of health research’
Based on interactions with stakeholders during conferences and workshops, the Scientific Panel for
Health set out a vision for the future of health and biomedical research in two consensus documents:
‘Better Research for Better Health’ in 2016, and a proposal ‘Building the Future of Health Research’ in
Health is a fundamental right. Yet health inequalities within Europe and across regions are significant
and remain present. Can increased engagement with health research inform and support more effective
prevention measures and improve access to appropriate healthcare, and thereby reduce inequalities?
The forum explores the current situation, barriers in participation and engagement with health research,
and potential ways forward, with different examples.