Health systems

The OSE was awarded a three-year project to provide the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (NIHDI-INAMI-RIZIV) and the Belgian health authorities with expertise and analysis on EU policies with a potential impact on national healthcare systems. This project is the continuation of a longstanding collaboration between the OSE and the NIHDI in this field.

The project includes:

The OSE was awarded a contract with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), in order to conduct research on health care reforms undertaken during the Great Recession. In a scenario of increasing budget constraints, the health sector has become an attractive target for policymakers seeking to rein in social spending, not least due to its size and potential for efficiency gains.