On 25 November 2016, the EC appointed new members of its Expert Panel of Effective Ways of Investing in Health, which has recently been renewed for three additional years.
The new panel members announced in the Commission Decision were selected following a call for expression of interest and selection procedure by the Commission. The purpose of the panel is to provide the Commission with independent advice, across different sectors, supporting modern, responsive and sustainable health systems. The panel is supposed to adopt opinions on several issues to guide the Commission's work in the area of public health and health systems.
The panel members are experts coming from the field of human medicine, public health and economics. This new panel of 15 members will serve a three-year term, ending in May 2019.
The renewed Expert Panel will support the Commission in its efforts towards evidence-based policy-making on country-specific and cross-country knowledge in the field of health. The panel will be an instrument to support the Commission’s agenda on effective, accessible and resilient health systems. In the previous term the core element of the Expert Panel’s work focused on primary care, hospital care, pharmaceuticals, research and development, disease prevention and health promotion, social protection, cross-border cooperation, health economics and e-health.
The whole list of experts can be found here.