Covid-19 Response and Preparedness Seminar Series

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) in collaboration with the French Public Health Association (Société Française de Santé Publique) (SFSP), and with the support of EUPHA’s Health Technology Assessment Section (EUPHA HTA), are organising a series of events to raise awareness and to share the knowledge of experts on key aspects regarding COVID-19 Preparedness and Response.

Webinar 1

TRIPS Waiver, Knowledge Transfer and Vaccine Distribution

July 6, at 3:30 – 5 pm CEST (Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam) / 9:30 – 11 am EDT (New York)

The speakers will present and discuss the Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, the relevance of a temporary waiver and of voluntary licensing, as well as knowledge transfer and vaccine distribution mechanisms. This first seminar will also focus on the role of the European Union and of its Member States regarding these issues.


Joseph E Stiglitz
Columbia University and of Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and a Nobel Laureate (2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics)

Andrew Asamoah
Pasteur Institute of Dakar

Ellen ‘t Hoen
Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre and of Medicines Law and Policy

George Pavlakis
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Els Maeckelberghe
University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) and of EUPHA Ethics in Public Health Section

Yves Charpak
, Vice-President SFSP and Elena Petelos, Vice-President EUPHA HTA

Covid-19 Response and Preparedness Seminar Series