Health knows no bounds – the Sciana network brings together experts from Switzerland, Germany and the UK with the aim of tackling the challenges presented by the health care system together.

The Sciana network is an initiative that was launched by the Careum Foundation, the Health Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung in cooperation with Salzburg Global Seminar. It is aimed at management personnel working in the health care sector who are responsible for quality, sustainability and providing comprehensive, patient-oriented and socially relevant health care.

Transnational exchange

Many European countries are faced with similar challenges when it comes to providing health care, which is why Sciana regularly brings together health care experts from Switzerland, Germany and the UK. These meetings give members the opportunity to exchange experiences, share their knowledge with like-minded people and join forces to work on innovative solutions. Sciana is guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Each year, 18 people are usually welcomed to the network and every foundation invites six employees each. Members include decision-makers from the health care sector, academics, media professionals and representatives from care providers and the public sector.

Four meetings in the space of two years

Every Sciana group attends four meetings over a period of two years. The workshops are led by international experts and participants address the current global challenges facing the health care sector in their meetings. Each group also chooses a series of individual issues that are at the forefront of their work.

At the end of the two years, the members engage in numerous other network activities, driving forward a series of additional projects. Salzburg Global Seminar organises and coordinates the network’s activities. The first Sciana meeting was held on 26 April 2017 in Salzburg.

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