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Conference on cross-border healthcare Directive

Towards amplified awareness of EU rights to cross-border care



This conference builds on the discussions that took place at the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Health held in Luxemburg in September 2015, as well as on the findings of the 2015 Commission report on the operation of the cross-border healthcare Directive1 and the Eurobarometer on Patient Rights published in May 20152 . These published reports and ongoing discussions show that concerns around patient information and National Contact Points (NCPs) performances persist and continue to be identified as critical issues still to be addressed. This conference is supported by the EU Health Programme.

Aim of the conference
The conference aims mainly at:

  • Improving information provision to enable patients to cross-border healthcare;
  • Fostering better coordination between NCPs;
  • Amplifying NCP cooperation with patient organisations, healthcare providers and healthcare insurers for the benefit of patients.

Place Committee of the Regions,
Building Jacques Delors; Rue Belliard 99-101,
5th floor, meeting room JDE-52, Brussels.

Date and duration
The conference will take place on 24 October 2016, starting at 11:00 and finishing at 17:30.

Around 150 participants (e.g. Ministries representatives, NCPs, Patients organisations, Healthcare providers, Insurers, policy makers, journalists).

Live coverage of the event can be followed through a web-streaming (, which will be activated the day of the Conference.

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