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Winds of change:
towards new ways of improving public health in Europe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018


VENUE: C 3, Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung 


Migrant health - Economics, Human rights and Quality of Care


Organised by

EUPHA Section on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health and the Center for Health and Migration, Vienna


Please note that this pre-conference is organised at a different venue:

Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung / Center for International Development, Sensengasse 3, 1090 Vienna


The main argument for improving access to health care for marginalised groups, among them migrant groups - has always been based on human rights and principles of equity. However, in recent years more attention has been paid to the economic costs of limiting coverage for these groups. Several initiatives have made attempts to investigate economic implications of providing and restricting health care services for vulnerable migrant groups like irregular migrants, asylum applicants, and ethnic minorities such as Roma.

The workshop brings together experts who have been investigating such economic considerations in recent projects as well as interested experts from public health, health sciences, policy and practice development to discuss the findings from such studies, their implications for research and practice and their relevance for policy development.

Desired outcomes of the workshop are 1) a food for thought paper jointly developed and published by workshop participants and 2) the constitution of a working group/task force on economic arguments on migrant health that can continue and take lead in developing a discourse on the topic with relevance both for research and practice.

13:00 – 13:30 Sweet welcome with typical Viennese pastry (Applestrudel and Topfenstrudel)

13:30 - 15:30 Inputs and discussion
Chairs: Allan Krasnik and Ursula Trummer

Effects of restricting access to health care on health expenditures among asylum seekers and refugees
Oliver Razum

Cost savings through timely treatment for irregular migrants and EU citizens without insurance
Ursula Trummer, Sonja Novak-Zezula, Anna-Theresa Renner, Ina Wilczewska

Costs of exclusion from health care – The case of migrants in an irregular situation
Sheena Keller

Between Economic and Deservingness Logics: The Debate over Migrant workers and Asylum Seekers Access to Health Care in the Israeli Context
Nadav Davidovitch

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00 Discussion and outlook

17:00 – 19:00 Even more discussion, this time with: Wine and cheese – a wine journey from East to South Austria

The registration fee is € 65, which includes a sweet welcome, refreshments and wine tasting.

To register for the pre-conference meeting, please send an e-mail to office@c-hm.com. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and an invoice. Your registration is binding as soon as the pre-conference fee has reached our bank account. Registration fees include sweet welcome, refreshments and wine tasting. Pre-paid registration fees can be reimbursed if participation is cancelled in writing before 18.10.2016. No reimbursement is possible after that date.