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European Health Tech Summit: Future-proofing health professionals’ skills for the digital transition

March 21, 2023 @ 15:00 - 17:00

You are invited to the European Health Tech Summit hosted by MEP Kympouropoulos from March 21 to March 23, in the European Parliament. This summit will be composed of 4 multi-stakeholders panel discussions dedicated to the role of technology in health. This event is the second panel discussion taking place on March 21, which will focus on the upskilling of healthcare professionals for the digital transition, and will be co-hosted by MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos and MEP Dennis Radtke. As 2023 is the European year for skills, this panel will underline the challenges and opportunities that health professionals have in order to upgrade their skills and make most of the use of digital tools.

The policy event will aim to pave the way for experts and policymakers to strengthen their dialogue, ensure collaboration between stakeholders and ensure that the EU will provide a strong and future-proof environment for the health professionals, during the digital transformation.

Date: Tue March 21, 2023
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 PM (CET)
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Moderator: Ms Aikaterini Papakostopoulou

15:00-15:15 Welcome and setting the scene on the key challenges for health care professionals

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Greece)

Dennis Radtke, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Germany)

  • Working conditions and healthcare workers’ well-being
  • Labour shortages, and need for further investments in EU Member States’ healthcare systems
  • Skills gap and equipping health workers with the rights skills for the green and digital transition
  • European Parliament’s actions in this area

15:15-15.30 The view from the ground – Public sector’s perspective

Spiros Protopsaltis, Governor and Chair of the Board of Directors, Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA), First Vice-Chair, PES Network – European Network of Public Employment Services

  • Use (and barriers) of skills intelligence in health workforce policymaking
  • Greek Government’s relevant initiatives in equipping healthworkers with the right skills

15.30-15.50 The multi-stakeholder perspective: EU projects on upskilling and reskilling healthcare professionals

Zoi Mylona, BeWell project manager, Programme Manager-European Health Management Association (EHMA)

Henriette Hansen, EUVECA project manager, EU project Manager-South Denmark European Office

  • Joint presentation of BeWell and EUVECA projects
  • Megatrends observed which have an impact on the health ecosystem and therefore healthcare professionals
  • 21st century skills for healthcare professionals (digital, green and soft skills)
  • BeWell project: Development of a green and digital skills strategy which will be implemented on a local, national and European level through the Pact for Skills & Set-up of the Health large scale partnership (LSP)
  • EUVECA project: EU-wide collaboration through a learning & training platform

15:50-16:10 Showcases of advanced training and use of innovative technologies

Prof. Nicolas Pallikarakis, Emeritus Professor of the University of Patras, President of the Board of INBIT – Institute of Biomedical Technology Patras Science Park

  • Biomedical Technology use training

16:10-16:30 Showcases of advanced training and use of innovative technologies

Manolis Babatsikos, 3D VR Medical Specialist, Founder/CEO at 3DMEDWORLD

16:30-16:50 Audience Q&A

16.50-17.00 Concluding Remarks

Stelios Kympouropoulos, Member of the European Parliament (EPP, Greece)


European Parliament
Place du Luxembourg, 100 Room SPAAK 7C50
Brussels, 1047 Belgium
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