Advisory, Europe, Labor market, social policy and social services

EU-7: Quality in and equality of access to healthcare services


This project led by EHMA with the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna) had the main objectives to:

  • Identify and analyse barriers of access to health care services which are faced by vulnerable groups in society, and especially those most exposed to social exclusion;
  • Review the various policy initiatives taken by the Member States to realise the objective of access for all, including the analysis of good practice examples;
  • Highlight and describe the most effective policy measures to ensure access to health care to the most disadvantaged (including a case study on people with mental health problems);
  • Help to determine the extent to which increased access to and quality of health care services can make to combating poverty and social exclusion and increasing social inclusion.

Badane kraje: Finlandia, Niemcy, Grecja, Holandia, Polska, Hiszpania, Wielka Brytania


Eureopan Health Management Association (EHMA),
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research,
National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES),
The Association of Sickness Funds for Employees (VdAK),
Technical University of Berlin, National School of Public Health,
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM),
Institute of Public Health,
Andalusian School of Public Health,
University of York - Centre for Health Economics,

European Commission - Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities