Book on European Health Union. Launch in Vilnius, Lithuania

Book on European Health Union. Launch in Vilnius, Lithuania. Live and on-line event

Date: 05.12.2023.
Time: 11.00-13.00, CEET
Venue: EK representation, Vilnius
Language: Lithuanian

Time Content Speakers
2 min. Introduction EK representative
30  min. Part 1. – May Lithuania play a role in the development of European policies?
Up to 6 min. per intervention
  • Genesys of a book on European Health Union: Call for Action (May 2020) – Manifesto for an EHU (November 2020) – Networking for an EHU (2021) – FEPS involved (2022) – the book (2023)
Vytenis Andriukaitis,  European Commissioner for health and food safety (2014-2019)


  • Transformations of Europe: From industrial to service-based economy  From Coal and Steal Community to European Union Lithuania. From shy newcomer to full-fledged member state
Romas Lazutka, Professor of economics, Vilnius University
  •  Constitutional development of Europe: From the Treaty of Rome to the Lisbon Treaty. Is Europe ripe for amendments of its Constitution? What are these amendments?
Egidijus Kūris (TBC), former President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania and current representative justice for Lithuania to the European Court of Human Rights
  • The book on EHU from the academic and citizens’ perspective
Klaudijus Maniokas (TBC), Associate Professor of Political Science, Vilnius University
  • Value added of EHU for patients and medics: Service to rare diseases patients as one of the strategic avenues of an EHU.
Birutė Tumienė, Head of Unit, Center for Medical Genetics, Vilnius University Hospital.
25 min Part 2. – Most promising directions of European health policy. MS and EU institutions’ actions during the next political season.
Up to  4 min. per intervention
  • Current status and the future of European health and social policy from the perspective of MEPs
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (TBC), MEP, Chairwoman of SDP of Lithuania; Petras Auštrevičius (TBC) MEP, Juozas Olekas (TBC), MEP, former Minister of Health of Lithuania
  • Benefits of EHU for European citizens and the European project in general?
Vytenis Andriukaitis
  Q&A All speakers
3 mins Final remarks EK Representative
60 min. Informal discussion

The electronic version of the book is available: