Coalition of partners expert meeting on strengthening public health capacities and services in Europe

30–31 January 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

In order to accelerate progress towards the implementation of the European Action Plan for Strengthening Public Health Capacities and Services, WHO/Europe is organizing a 2-day workshop during which experts from the international public health community will come together to discuss the formation of a coalition of partners to strengthen public health services in Europe.

The coalition will also initiate the creation of a joint agenda for action with shared responsibility for its implementation. The agenda for action will be demand-driven by Member States and will focus on the enablers of public health services: human and financial resources, organization, and public health legislation. The WHO/Europe Public Health Services Programme acts as the Secretariat to this initiative.

The coalition and its agenda will aim to enable the pooling of resources and expertise to provide support to Member States in their efforts to reform public health services.