Session 1 – COVID-19: Health Policy and Society

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Morning: 10.00 – 11.30 CEST


Renaud Dehousse

President, EUI




Dario Nardella 
Mayor of Florence



Enrico Rossi
Governor, Tuscan Region


 Institutional Welcome:


Luigi Di Maio 
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Italy


High-Level Address: 


Charles Michel
President, European Council


Panel Debate I: COVID-19: Health Policy and Society

As the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is felt across Europe and the world, this panel will address questions relating to the health emergency and its societal implications. What are the factors that will determine the projected short and long-term development of the pandemic? What are the prospects for better testing and a vaccine? What are the best containment and suppression public health strategies? How can governments manage national public health systems under extreme stress? What is the role of the EU and international organisations in this respect?



Ellen M. Immergut
Head of Department, Social and Political Sciences, EUI


Co – Moderator:


Assia Brandrup Lukanow 
MD Specialist in Public Health, MSc Clinical Tropical Medicine, MSc Psychology



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