Supporting the shift towards digital health: what to expect from the European Health Data Space?

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Supporting the shift towards digital health: what to expect from the European Health Data Space?


The European Health Data Space (EHDS) promises more control over personal data for citizens, and better use of our health data for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, research and innovation, as well as for policymaking and legislation.

In this one-hour debate, we will explore what’s in the proposal and what happens next. What are the risks and opportunities ahead?

The What the Chief Says series is linked to our overarching theme of creating a new social contract for Europe by 2030, and will feed into our flagship State of Europe high-level roundtable on 27 October 2022.

‘What the chief says’ events are exclusive, small, informal and off-the-record regular roundtable debates which offer our members the exclusive opportunity to engage directly and get to the heart of a specific policy issue with a senior decisionmaker from a European institution or government. These events are geared to be in tune with the interest of our members and are strategically linked to emerging trends within the EU sphere. It allows us to focus on the opportunities and identify the possible challenges in the European Commission’s own agenda and provides the possibility to go into greater depth and discuss the ‘nitty gritty’ of policies affecting Europe in the next years and beyond.

This 60-minute discussion will include a 10-minute introduction by Claire Burry, after which Friends of Europe’s members will have the opportunity to pose comments or questions in an off-the-record exchange.





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Claire Bury

Deputy Director-General at the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE)

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Claire Bury is responsible for food safety and sustainability at DG SANTE. She previously served as the deputy director-general for the digital single market at the DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), and the director of modernisation of the single market, as well as the head of unit for company law, corporate governance and financial crime, at the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). She is a former visiting professor for the digital single market at the College of Europe. Bury has served as deputy head of cabinet to two European Commissioners for Internal Market. A barrister by training, she has also worked at the Commission’s Legal Service and the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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Tamsin Rose


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Tamsin Rose is a facilitator who was until recently a senior fellow for health at Friends of Europe. Having studied international relations, she has 25 years of experience working across the European continent from Ireland to Mongolia. A natural communicator, Tamsin has been a radio reporter, worked on press for the EU Delegation in Moscow and is currently a member of the external speaker team for the European Commission Directorate-General for Communication, describing how the EU works and key policies to visitor groups from around the world. Since 2002, she has specialised in public health and public participation issues, serving as the Secretary General of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), and providing strategic advice for health groups on how to engage successfully with the EU.


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