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MEP | European parliament
Tiemo Wölken is a young politician from northern Germany. Aged only 32, he is the youngest MEP from the German Social Democratic Party. He has been active in local politics since 2003 in his home region and holds a LL.M. in International Law from the University of Hull, England. Since 2016, he is a lawyer in addition to being a Member of the European Parliament. Tiemo’s areas of expertise are environmental issues, healthcare, the budget of the European Union, and all things digital - from eHealth to tackling geoblocking. In addition, he is the spokesperson of the German Social Democrats in the European Parliament on all health related issues.
Head of Sector, eHealth and Ageing Policy | European Commission
Director | WHO
Josep Figueras, MD, MPH, PhD (econ) is the Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. In addition to WHO, he has served other major multilateral organizations such as the European Commission and the World Bank. He has served as policy advisor in more than forty countries within the European region and beyond. He is a member of several governing, advisory and editorial boards including member of the board of the European Health Forum Gastein. He is honorary fellow of the UK faculty of public health medicine; received the Andrija Stampar Medal for excellence in Public Health and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University and has twice been awarded the EHMA prize. He is currently visiting professor at Imperial College, and external examiner at London, Maastricht and Cork Universities. He was director of the MSc in Health Services Management and lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine