Yana BROVDIY, Senior Academic Assistant in the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) and in the European General Studies Programme recently published a policy paper “Strengthening the European Union’s Role as a Global Health Actor”. The paper has been published by the Institute of European Democrats (IED) in the framework of its external research project titled ‘Geopolitics & Values: what is the real power of the EU?’.
The COVID-19 pandemic created a window of opportunity for the EU to strengthen its role as a global health actor. Today, even the most reluctant Member States recognise that overcoming such an unprecedented challenge requires joint effort on many fronts. Given the new reality, this paper proposes a few concrete actions that the EU and its Member States can take on equitable access to vaccines, global health governance and the EU Global Health Strategy.
You can read the full paper here.