Governance structure

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies’ unique position at the interface of policy-making and academia is reflected in its governance structure.

Partners play an important role in defining the Observatory’s strategic direction and the different activities it undertakes. Based on their own experience, they define the research priorities that are most relevant to policy-makers in Europe.

These priorities are then translated into a 5-year development plan and broken down into annual work plans. The core management team and the wider staff of the Observatory take these work plans forward with the help and support of its extensive international networks of experts.