Next steps

Proposal for the organisation of a High level meeting, with the participation of the Ministers of Health of the new EU MeS, and the candidate countries.
The Bulgarian Minister of Health, Ms. Desislava Atanasova proposed the initiative, pointing out:
“The common problems of the new EU Member States imply common actions, and the Ministry of Health proposes Bulgaria to become the host of a unique forum of the ministries of health from Eastern Europe to outline common actions for overcoming health inequalities”
The issue of health inequalities will also be reiterated at the EU Parliament level by Dr. Andrey Kovatchev. He will present the results that emerge from the First Conference on Health Inequalities at a meeting of MEPs from Eastern Europe that will take place in Brussels.
Steps to create and implement a comprehensive and continuous strategy for tackling health inequalities in the new EU Member States and candidate countries. A proposal for an yearly event, dedicated to health inequalities was discussed.