Committees

Health, Welfare and Family Committee

Members of the Committee:

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

Priorities of the Committee in 2020 under the Estonian presidency:

  • Joint actions of the Baltic States to fight against undeclared work (shadow economy; cross-border cooperation of authorities of the Baltic States to fight against undeclared work; joint measures to reduce of “cash-in-hand”)
  • Education, employment and labour market: trends and responses (new formats of work; life-long learning and retraining)
  • Food contamination and food safety: challenges, areas of cooperation and policy preparedness
  • Use of antibiotics in the Baltic States and antibiotic resistance
  • Implementation of the recommendations of the Baltic Assembly:
    • Cooperation in the field of disaster prevention, preparedness and response, crisis management and civil protection
    • Digital agenda and networks in social and health care
    • Joint procurements of medicine
    • Cooperation of the Baltic States in the field of alcohol policy
    • Cooperation of the Baltic States in exchange of organs for transplantation

Priorities of the Committee in 2016-2019: 

Priorities of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly for 2016 – 2019 (download)