Strengthening the European Union’s Role as a Global Health Actor

Research Paper by Yana Brovdiy

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The COVID-19 pandemic created a window of opportunity to strengthen the EU’s role in global health. This paper proposes concrete actions on equitable access to vaccines, global health governance and the EU Global Health Strategy.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic created a window of opportunity for the EU to strengthen its role as a global health actor. Today, even the most reluctant Member States recognise that overcoming such an unprecedented challenge requires joint effort on many fronts. Given the new reality, this paper proposes a few concrete actions that the EU and its Member States can take on equitable access to vaccines, global health governance and the EU Global Health Strategy.


About the author

Yana Brovdiy is Senior Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, where she works in two programmes - the European General Studies and Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs. Her fields of research interest include European Union’s foreign policy and external relations, with a particular focus on North America and Eastern Europe. She holds a Master of Arts in European Political and Governance Studies from the College of Europe (Belgium) and a Master of Science in European Affairs from Lund University (Sweden).