COMPAR-EU News and Events


Be part of the first ever European Congress on patient involvement driven by leading representatives of the patient community, and patient experts. Our partner EPF is hosting this event on 12th-14th of November in Brussels. This event will provide an exceptional opportunity for dialogue and engagement with a wide range of health players who aspire to make patient involvement a reality. Together, it will be explored why this will lead to better outcomes for patients and society, and how this can be achieved in practice across the European Union.

Self Care Week is an annual awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations. Self Care Week 2019 is entitled “Think Self Care for Life”. It´s a pledge-driven campaign to engage professionals, decision makers, citizens, and communities to embrace, integrate, and implement self-care in practice.

It´s time to start planning your Self Care Week activities in your country. Get your colleagues, employers, clients and partners involved through events, comms and social media activity throughout the week to promote the importance of self care to individuals, and communities. Check which local activities and online actions will take place.


“Building bridges for solidarity and public health” will be the main theme of the 12th EPH Conference on 20th-23rd of November in Marseille, France. The event will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and educators in public health and many other related fields. The Marseille conference offers an opportunity to build new ways of working together between the public health communities in Europe and Africa, seeking solutions to our shared challenges from climate change, emerging infections, and the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases. But inevitably, much of the discussion will focus on migration.

The conference attracts 1000 researchers, clinicians and managers from over 60 countries, who are engaged in the design and delivery of integrated health and social care. The 20th International Conference on Integrated Care will take place from 27-29 April 2020 in Amadria Park Convention Centre, Šibenik, Croatia.

The conference will build on the following areas:

  • Meeting the challenges of integrated care in early development, childhood and transitional care in adolescents;
  • Integrated community care approaches for better management of diseases with a stigmatizing effect, including for example mental health and addiction issues;
  • Better managing the care of vulnerable populations including for example war veterans, and preventing isolation and loneliness;
  • Integrating survivorship, caring for carers, palliative and end-of-life care;
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital tools in the people-centred integrated care.

Click here the learn more about the conference.

The annual International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) is the main event of the International HPH Network. It is a forum for learning and exchanging knowledge and experiences on health promotion in and by hospitals and health services. The annual HPH Conference usually attracts a very wide range of professionals – from health practitioners to consultants, scientists, and politicians. On average, the conference hosts about 500 delegates per year.

This year´s conference will take place on 3-5 June 2020 in Seoul, Korea.

Let’s solve challenges together at EHMA 2020!

European health systems are navigating through a period where challenges and opportunities have never been greater or starker. While public finances remain constrained, innovation in technology and evolution in therapeutic possibilities have reached unprecedented highs. And every day we get closer to full exploitation of opportunities given by big data, artificial intelligence and robotics.

At the same time, population dynamics are unstoppable, with sharp acceleration in chronic diseases, aging and frailty. In this perspective, we are collectively faced by the need to generate shared awareness, sense of urgency and visions for transformations and changes within health sectors, healthcare systems, organisations, and for role development of managers and clinical and professional leaders.

The focus of this year´s conference on 9-11 June 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will be on framing the new paradigms and visions that can reconcile health needs generated by the context with capacity determined by health system reconfigurations and players’ development.

This year´s theme of the European Health Economics Association Conference will be “Health Economics for sustainable welfare systems”. The conference will be held on 7-10- July 2020 in Oslo, Norway.

The purpose of the EUHEA is to promote cooperation among all national health economics associations and groups in Europe as well as to profile and foster health economics at European universities.

Once a year ISQua brings together over 1,500 key decision-makers from over 80 countries to share their expertise and knowledge in health care quality and safety improvement.

Together with Centro Regionale Gestione Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente (GRC) and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, ISQua is delighted to host its 37th International Conference on 30 August – 02 September 2020 in Florence, Italy.

The theme of this year´s conference is ‘Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality’.