Edited by Francesca Ficai; Introduction by Jacob Arfwedson; Arne BjÃ¶rnberg; Manuel Campolini; Pat Cox; Brian Crowley; Duncan Curley; Johan Hjertqvist; Pavel Hrobon; Johnny Munkhammar, Peter Pitts, Jan Remans, Anders Sandberg.
The Amigo Society conferences, held in Brussels, were set up in 2004 to bring together public policy experts, media representatives and members of civil society to debate these and other issues of importance to an enlarged Europe.
Taking concrete examples from all over Europe and North America, this collection examines the broad motivations behind, influences on, and opportunities for future health and welfare policy reform. It also looks to the future â€“ drawing in new fields of policymaking such as biotechnology, tailormade medicines and other technologies expected to drastically alter Europeâ€™s healthcare landscape.
And driving it all, the final set of essays examines consumer empowerment as the major factor which will push forward reform of Europeâ€™s health and welfare systems.
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Unlocking Ideas: Essays from the Amigo Society assembles the highlights of these debates over the past two years and provides exciting new insights for the reformers of the future.