A report and thematic papers on the main health challenges facing Europeans in vulnerable situations were released at the VulnerABLE conference.

More than 100 participants – including health and social care professionals, and policy makers from EC DG Empl and DG Sante amongst others – discussed the issues and responses in four workshops at the VulnerABLE conference. The participants discussed different thematic areas including real needs, a universal approach to healthcare, multi-sectoral approaches and the socio-economic determinants of health.

The new Joint Action on Health Inequalities (starting in 2018) demonstrates ongoing commitment to preventing vulnerability; it will build upon the work of this project and previous work conducted under the Expert Group on Social Determinants and Health Inequalities.