Brochure - Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2018)
Since its creation in 1998 the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has been developing an evidence base to support policy makers in running, reforming and strengthening health systems. As a partnership of international agencies, national governments, decentralised authorities and research institutes it promotes the idea of evidencebased policy making in health. For this, its staff together with a broad international network of
researchers and policy makers analyse the complexities and dynamics of health systems. Mindful of context, they tailor the high-quality material that is produced to the specific policy needs and questions and engage directly with stakeholders and decision makers. The Observatory wants to act as a bridge between the research communities and policy makers in different countries in Europe and elsewhere.