Breakfast Event: Health promotion and disease prevention: finding the right ingredients

Prevention is a key element to ensure a high level of mental and physical well-being, and to reduce both communicable and non-communicable diseases. However, as highlighted by the Companion Report 2017 published by the European Commission in the State of Health in the EU initiative, only around 3% of health budgets are currently spent on prevention measures in the European Union. At the same time, the Tartu call for a healthy lifestyle showed the importance of strengthening coordination across different policy areas – such as physical activity, nutrition and education – in order to promote health and prevent diseases.

Are the European Union and its Member States doing enough when it comes to health promotion and disease prevention? What are best practices to promote physical activity and sports while reducing sedentary behaviours? Which actions are needed to make sure citizens adopt a healthy and balanced diet? How can digital technology help empower citizens and consumers to live healthier and active lives? Join our FTI Consulting policy debate to discuss the challenges that need to be addressed in order to implement a coherent and effective prevention policy in Europe, and to understand the contributions that stakeholders from different sectors can bring to this cause.

Join us for a breakfast event:

Wednesday, 20 June

08:00-10:45 AM

FTI Consulting Brussels, 1st Floor

Avenue Marnix 23, 1000 Brussels


MEP Bogdan Wenta, Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Sports Intergroup (video message)

Wojciech Kalamarz, Head of Unit, Health determinants and inequality, DG SANTE, European Commission
Maria-Luisa Fernandez-Esteban, Deputy Head of Unit, Sport, DG EAC, European Commission
Clive Needle, Senior Policy Advisor, EuroHealthNet
Jérôme Pero, Secretary General, Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry
Alessandro Tschirkov, Director Government Affairs EMEA, Herbalife Nutrition
Lukas Declerq, EU Policy Officer – Physical activity and active ageing, EuropeActive

Bart Vandewaetere, Head of Corporate Communications and Government Relations, Nestlé Europe

Elena Bonfiglioli, Regional Business Leader Health and Life Science EMEA, Microsoft

Welcoming remarks by Antoine Mialhe, Head of FTI Consulting Healthcare practice Brussels
Moderated by Petra Wilson
, Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting and former CEO of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)


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