Committees of the Baltic Assembly

Health, Welfare and Family Committee

Members of the Committee:

  • Regīna Ločmele-Luņova, Chair, Latvia
  • Urmas Espenberg, Vice Chair, Estonia 
  • Antanas Vinkus, Vice Chair, Lithuania
  • Helmen Kütt, Member, Estonia
  • Linda Liepiņa, Member, Latvia
  • Gintaras Vaičekauskas, Member, Lithuania

 

In 2019, the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly focused on following issues:

  • Cooperation of the Baltic States in exchange of organs for transplantation;
  • Implementation of the Partnership Agreement on Joint Procurements of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices and Lending of Medicinal Products and Medical Devices Procurable Centrally;
  • Cooperation in the field of disaster prevention, preparedness and response, crisis management and civil protection (health care aspects): implementation of the recommendations of the Baltic Assembly;
  • Digital agenda in social and health care system;
  • Parliamentary oversight of implementation of the Baltic Assembly’s recommendations.

 


Priorities, activities and documents of the Committee:

Priorities of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly for 2016 – 2018 (download)

Agenda and recommendations of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly in 2018 (download)

 

The Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council focus their cooperation on fair and inclusive health care and social policy. For that reason particular focus is put on health care, social policy and demographic changes. See Action Plan for 2018-2019.

The Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council (also known as the Benelux Parliament) and Presidium of the Baltic Assembly have defined in their cooperation priorities, including digital agenda. See the Joint Declaration for 2019-2021.

Together with the Welfare Committee of the Nordic Council the committee has discussed about health care issues, social consequences of labour movement and trafficking in human beings. See Action Plan for cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the Nordic Council for 2016-2017 for more information.