A Union for health equity? Policy and power in the post-COVID EU.

The COVID-19 pandemic initiated a process of redefinition of public health and a significant increase in the investment in health policy tools such as civil protection and financing for health initiatives. The policy response to this  public health crisis required an integration leap by the European Union in the field of health. However, this transfer of competences to the EU level was met with important political resistance. Eleanor Brooks will introduce the progress and the obstacles to institutional and policy integration achieved during and after the pandemic. Moreover, the lecture will explore whether the EU requires expanded legal competences to more effectively tackle health inequalities.

About Eleanor Brooks

Eleanor is a lecturer in health policy at the Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU), School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. She holds a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for the period 2020-2024, supporting the Better Regulation for Better Health project. Eleanor is a Scientific Advisor to European Public Health Alliance, a coordinator of the UACES Research Network on EU Health Governance and an editor of the Routledge Contemporary European Studies series.  

EUqualis series of lectures

Professor Lee’s visit is part of a series of guest lectures organised in the framework of the EUqualis Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH) hosted by the IEE. Eleanor Brooks is a guest of Professor Amandine Crespy (Cevipol, IEE) and Professor Chloé Brière (Centre for European Law, IEE).

Practical information

When: 05 of December, 2023, from 10:00 to 12:00

Where: S.B1.315 (Campus du Solbosch)


Admission is free, but registration is required.