Programme of the Conference


First Conference on Health Inequalities in the New EU Member States
Policy makers and patients – creating the change

Day 1

09:00 – 10:30 Opening Policy Session and discussion

  • Welcoming words from the organizers: NPO and EPF, Mrs. Desislava Atanasova, Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria and Dr. Andrey Kovatchev, MEP
  • Dr. Daniela Daritkova, Chairperson of Healthcare Com-mittee, National Assembly, Republic of Bulgaria
  • Officials from EU institutions
  • Dr. Marijan Cesarik, Deputy Minister of Health of Croatia
  • Officials from the Bulgarian Health institutions: National Health Insurance Fund, Bulgarian Medical Association, Bulgarian Association of Health Professionals in Nursing, Bulgarian Red Cross
  • Video message featuring patients from the region
  • Discussion

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Health inequalities: Data

12:30 – 14:00 Working lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Health inequalities: National perspectives

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00 Health inequalities: EU Cooperation

17:00 – 17:30 Plenary policy discussion and closing of the day

19:30 Bulgarian dinner

Day 2

Working sessions

Adopting a Patients’ Resolution on Health Inequalities