Theme of the Conference: Health policy in Europe: contemporary dilemmas and challenges subthemes: Health policy reports from the different European Countries Main characteristics of the national health policies and the ongoing reforms. The dominant Health policies in EU and the other european countries. Are there similar or different? Are the dominant policies within Europe still enhancing profit making and privatisation of health services? Under the threat of the Bokenstein directive and GATS. The crisis of the dominant paradigm. Alternatives and challenges The movement against privitasation Are public, free from charge, health services a realistic goal nowadays? Promoting a European alternative in defence of health as a social right.

invited key note speakers H. U. Deppe, Frankfurt, Ida Hillander, PNHP-USA

Final Programme

Wednesday, 25 May 2005

17:00 – 18:30

  • Conference Registration

18:30 – 20:30

Thursday, 26 May 2005

Panel sessions, papers & posters at the Hall of the University Library 09:00 – 11:00

  • Actual health politics in Germany
    Moderator: H. U. Deppe

    1. Privatization – Liberalization – Re-Regulation: Recent Trends in German Health Policy Thomas Gerlinger , Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt
    2. A new prevention law in Germany: A change of paradigm, increased bureaucracy or both? Rolf Rosenbrock, Social Science Research Center, Berlin
    3. Regulating pharmaceuticals in Germany: The change of market authorisation Dr. Rolf Schmucker, Goethe-Universitδt, Frankfurt
    4. The health reform model of the social democratic and the Christian Democratic Party H.U. Deppe, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30

      Chair person:

G. Stathopoulos