Main Theme 2022: “Primary Care and the Patient Perspective”

April 2022: Introductory webinar
  • 25 April 12.30-13.30 CET “The patient  perspective explained” by Dolf de Boer (NIVEL). Register here!

Dolf de Boer (PhD, MBA)
Program Leader: Care from a Patient Perspective at NIVEL
It is crucial to know how patients experience healthcare and what they think of the quality of that care. This is what NIVEL is researching in this program. This concerns questionnaires, interactive work sessions with patients and citizens, development of measurement methods, etc.
With the knowledge they gather, NIVEL facilitates healthcare providers to work as patient-oriented as possible. Policymakers use the results to design the system as patient-oriented as possible. In this way, NIVEL research contributes to better care.

May-June 2022: The broader perspective on health
  • 4 May 12.30-13.30 CET “Social Prescribing, the Austrian experience” by Daniela Rojatz, Austrian Public Health Institute. Social prescribing, also sometimes known as community referral, is a means of enabling health professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. The referrals generally, but not exclusively, come from professionals working in primary care settings, for example, GPs or practice nurses. Daniela Rojatz will look into the developments in Austria. Register here!
  • 11 May 13.00-14.00 CET “Introduction of Positive Health in Primary Care” by Karolien van den Brekel, Institute for Positive Health. Positive Health broader approach to health contributes to people’s ability to deal with physical, emotional and social challenges in life — and to be in charge of their own affairs, whenever possible. Karolien van den Brekel will explain the concept and answer to questions. Register here!
  • 23 May 13.00-14.00 CET “Positive Health in community careby Karolien van den Brekel, Institute for Positive Health. Positive Health offers opportunities for solving issues in society. For example, how do we maintain good quality health care? What could we do to prevent health care costs from rising? And how to keep neighbourhoods and work places healthy?Register here!
September-November 2022: Community Mental Health

The health of medical students and future doctors is becoming an increasingly important topic. With Greek and Austrian examples  this hidden problem will be addressed including the presentation of a “Peer2Peer-Program”.

In a joint webinar EFPC and EUCOMS will shine a light on an ecosystem approach to mental health in primary care.

November-December 2022: Community Nursing

In addition to general information and background on community nursing projects, the webinar highlights the opportunities and benefits of this new healthcare concept, as well as providing insights into the diverse and interesting projects. Julia Grabher-Schwaninger, community nurse at the city of Dornbirn, will give her practical input to share her experiences and knowledge.


  • Free

Supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation.