Webinar series on the COVID-19 response

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Webinar series on the COVID-19 response
Each Tuesday from 27 October to 8 December 2020 

We would like to invite you to a new webinar series on the COVID-19 response, starting next Tuesday, 27th October 2020.

The COVID-19 HSRM webinar series

Europe’s governments are again struggling to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to gear health systems up to meet new surges. They are implementing or tightening measures to prevent transmission and looking to strengthen  infrastructure and workforce capacity, health services provision and health systems governance overall.

The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is launching a series of webinars which  draw lessons from country experiences in all these areas. They will look at how health systems can respond to the pandemic and what makes them more resilient to external shocks and crises.   

About the webinars 

  • The webinars will be delivered as a series of 1-hour online-sessions.
  • The series includes 5 thematic webinars and 3 webinars on groups of countries (see table below).
  • Each webinar will include a keynote speaker and speakers who will spotlight country experience.
  • Questions and comments (through the Q/A and chat box) will be encouraged.
  • The webinars are linked to forthcoming special issues of Eurohealth and the journal Health Policy. 


This series draws on the COVID-19 Health System Response Monitor (HSRM) which collects and organizes up-to-date information on how countries are responding to the COVID-19 crisis across the whole European Region. It focuses primarily on the responses of health systems, but also captures wider public health initiatives and has been able to deliver cross country analysis on some of the most pressing challenges. The HSRM has been delivered by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies as a joint undertaking with and for the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission. 

Links for registration for the individual webinars are provided below. You are encouraged to register early because it will allow the presenters to understand the mix of people taking part and adjust their plans accordingly, but registration will remain open until just before the webinar.

Program and registration