Great news: on 17 January 2023 (9:00-15:30), the Coalition for Vaccination is organising a conference at the International Auditorium in Brussels to discuss European and national vaccination policies, the results of the EU co-funded IMMUNION project (“Improving IMMunisation cooperation in the European UNION”), and healthcare professionals' role in increasing vaccine confidence and uptake across the life-course. The conference will bring together healthcare professionals, policymakers, civil society, researchers, and the general public.
The Coalition gathers European associations of healthcare professionals and healthcare students. It was convened by the European Commission in 2019 based on the 2018 Council recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases. IMMUNION, coordinated by EuroHealthNet, is supporting the Coalition between April 2021-March 2023. Over the past two years, IMMUNION has developed education and training resources for healthcare professionals, advocacy materials and campaigns on vaccination, as well as tools for national authorities to help increase vaccine uptake, with a focus on four EU Member States (Italy, Greece, Latvia and Romania).