The World Health Organization recently reflected the concerns of many experts when it listed “vaccine hesitancy”  as one of the top ten threats to global health in 2019.

25 Apr 2019

9.00 - 10.30 am

The Brussels Press Club
Rue Froissart 95
1040 Brussels

Anti-vaccination groups are active across Europe and have proved to be sophisticated users of social media platforms to spread disinformation. In parallel, populist political movements are on the rise across the EU, campaigning for election to the European Parliament. These movements are also sophisticated users of social media, and some have links to anti-vaccination campaigners. Might we be facing a “perfect storm” that wreaks havoc on Europe’s national vaccination programmes? If so, what might be the health consequences of this?

To mark European Immunisation Week, Cambre invites you to explore these and other questions with a panel of European and international experts.


Emilie Karafillakis
Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

Isabel de la Mata
Principal Advisor on Health, DG SANTE

Raegan MacDonald
Head of EU Public Policy, Mozilla

Kate Kelland
Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters

Ciara O’Rourke
Global Public Policy Director – Vaccine Confidence, MSD

Moderated by Eva Bille, Healthcare Team at Cambre Associates

(Registration & breakfast start at 8:30AM)