European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
The Observatory is a partnership that brings together different policy perspectives to identify what health systems and policies evidence Europe’s decision-makers need.
The Observatory is a partnership that brings together different policy perspectives to identify what health systems and policies evidence Europe’s decision-makers need. The Observatory then generates and shares the evidence in print, in ‘person’ and online – acting as a knowledge broker and bridging the gap between academia and practice.
The Observatory has four core functions:
- Country monitoring: providing analytic and evaluative descriptions of country health systems and systematically monitoring developments;
- Analysis: exploring how health systems ‘work’ through secondary and comparative research, multi-disciplinary studies and policy briefs on key and emerging challenges;
- Performance assessment: supporting the development and interpretation of indicators for practical policy use and to help improve performance;
- Knowledge brokering: making Observatory evidence visible and useful to its target audiences by unpacking and sharing it in a range of formats.
The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.