#EU2022FR Program and events

Every six months a different member state holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Since January 1st until June 30th 2022, France runned its program during the first semester of 2022.

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2022: The French Presidency 

A trio for long-term objectives.

Each Presidency works closely with the two other member states: the one that preceded it and the one that will follow it. This partnership is known as the ‘trio Presidency’. Czech Republic and Sweden will follow the French presidency, together they form the current trio.

The trio determines long-term objectives and draws up a programme containing the major issues the Council will tackle over the next 18 months. To this end, each of the three member states draws up its own six-month programme. The main purpose of the trios lies in ensuring that there is a smoother transition between presidencies and that the  continuity and effectiveness of the Council's work is enhanced over the long term.

The presidency has two main tasks:

  1. planning and chairing meetings in the Council and its preparatory bodies (with the exception of the Foreign Affairs Council); 
  2. representing the Council, mediating and brokering compromises between the EU member states and between EU institutions such as the Council, European Commission and European Parliament.

In 2017, during his speech at the Sorbonne, the French President of the Republic invited the EU to a sovereignty agenda which comes out with the opening of the PFUE and its three key principles 

  • Strength
  • Relaunch
  • European belonging

France’s priorities and orientations for the PFUE are reflected in the strategic challenges for Digital Health in Europe. 
The official Presidency event program includes 22 events organized by the French and EU digital health ecosystem with 2 institutional events/ high-level conferences (Ministerial Conference “Citizenship, Ethics and Health Data” and the eHealth Network meeting) 

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#EU2022FR FR Presidency of the European Council FPUE

Event Calendar 

A 6-months program.

With a total of 22 events planned during the French Presidency, the ANS has hosted 3 of them in this first semester of 2022:

Date Description

January 2022,  10th-14th                                

AI4Health Winter School

Host: Health Data Hub
Partners: MIAI@Grenoble Alpes, 3IA Côte Azur, PRAIRIE

February 2022, 1st-3rd West Data Festival health track

Host: Laval Mayenne Technopole
Partners: Fiteco, Department of Mayenne, Fidal, Atlanpôle Biotherapy, E Health grades of Pays de
la Loire

1st of February 2022

eHealth in Europe post Covid

Host:The G20 Health and development partnership, Dedalus
Partners (to be confirmed): MSS and European Ministerial Delegations, Hospitals and French CHU, G7 Germany, G20 Indonesia, WHO, OECD, Gaia X, Mitsubishi UFJ, RLDatix , PATH, Novartis

2nd of February 2022

High-Level Ministerial Conference: “Citizenship, Ethics and Health Data"

8th of February 2022                                                                       CyberCamp European Health 2022

Host: eHealth Agency (Agence du Numérique en santé)
Partners(to be confirmed): Doshas Consulting, Hospitals and clinics, MSS, ARS, Insurance, Mutuals 

March 2022, 8th-9th MedInTechs: innovation at the heart of Health

Host: MedInTechs with JJM Expo
Partners(to be confirmed): FEFIS/NUMEUM,BPI France, YEARS, MINEFI, Le Point, Digital PharmaLab, Withings, Imagine Institute, Raphael Institute, Kelindi , IFEP, Blue Sky, Acsel

9th of March 2022 SANTENUM 2022: Cooperation between health industries and digital companies in Europe

Host: NUMEUM, Syntec Numérique, TECH'IN France, French Federation of Health Industries
Partners: MedInTechs

March 2022, 14th-16th Projectathon ANS 2022

Host: eHealth Agency (Agence du Numérique en Santé)
Partners: -/-

22nd of March 2022 Digital and physiotherapy: what progress, what challenges in Europe?

Host: French Order of Physiotherapists (Ordres des Masseurs-Kinésithérapeutes)
Partners(to be confirmed): Spanish, Romanian and Polish Orders of Physiotherapists

29th of March 2022 The future of AI in MedTech : Between the medical device regulation and the AI Act

Host: National Union of the Medical Technology Industry (Le dispositif médical SNITEM)
Partners:MedTech Europe, COCIR

6th of April 2022


Challenges of heath data in Europe – Are we preparing ? Building trust – Enabling Science #ProtectHealthData

Host: National Order of Physicians (Ordre National des Médecins), Standing Committee of European Doctors 
Partners: European Council of Physicians’ Colleges, Permanent Committee of European Physicians, Francophone Conference of Physicians Orders, All member organisations of these organisations.

6th of April 2022


Facilitating research at European level through common data models 

Host: Health Data Hub
Partners: Public Assistance - Hospitals of Marseille, Public Assistance - Hospitals of Paris, University of Bordeaux, YEARS

7th of April 2022 MyHealth@EU, accelerating the eHealth shift through cross border cooperation

Host: eHealth Agency (Agence du Numérique en Santé)
Partners(to be confirmed): Ministries of Health and eHealth Agencies of Portugal, Croatia, Malta, Czech Republic, Spain and Estonia, In France: Great East, Occitanie (regions, RSAs, Grades), DG Health (EC)

7th of April 2022

Digital Health Scale-Up 2025 

Host: EIT Health
Partners: French Healthcare Association, BPI France, AI for Health

14th of April 2022 Inauguration of the Academy of Digital Health

Host: The Pharmaceutical Industry (Les Entreprises du Médicaments ( LEEM))
Partners (to be confirmed): Institutional actors and other trade unions, Health and Digital Business Federations, Heads and collaborators of health companies

26th of April 2022  Cross-border Artificial Intelligence for health 

Host: BIOVALLEY France
Partners: Grand ENOV, France Grand Est Region, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands

11th of May 2022 The creation of national health data hubs

Host: Health Data Hub
Partners: The Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics, Findata, HDH, The National Health Insurance Fund 

12th of May 2022 European VivreCovid19 seminar

Host: Health Data Hub 
Partners:France Assos Santé, Sciensano (Belgium), EURORDIS

May 2022, 17th-19th International Health and Innovation Exhibition

Host: French Hospital Foundation (Fédération Hospitalière de France), European Hospital and Healthcare Foundation (HOPE) 
Partners: 900 exhibitors, 30,000 professionals

25th of May 2022 Data Challenges around Health Data

Host: Health Data Hub 
Partners: Sociétés savantes françaises (French Pathology Society), Grand Défi (AMI), BPI France

May 2022, 27th-30th Medical Informatics Europe Conference MIE 2022 (“Challenges of explainable AI and added value on health”)

Host: Sorbonne Université, LIMICS, Laboratory of Medical Informatics and Engineering of Knowledge in eHealth UMRS
Partners: European Federation for Medical Informatics

June 2022, 1st-2nd  eHealth Network meeting


8th of June 2022

"Toward a common European data health infrastructure to ensure interoperability and valorization of the data for European stakeholders" 

Host: GIP Genopole 
Partners: Scanbalt MTÜ

June 2022, 14th-16th HIMSS22 European Health Conference Implementing the digital healthcare future

Partners: Business Finland, Sitra, City of Helsinki, Finnish Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Health Finland, EIT Health, IFCC, ISPOR, Healthcare UK, NiCTIZ (Netherlands), eHealth Reporter, TicBioMed...

June 2022, 27th-30th

International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health (ICOST) 

Host: Mines Télécom Institute 
Partners: eHealth Agency (Agence du Numérique en Santé)