13th November 2013, European Parliament

The SAATI launch event (EU Report Card Launch) took place in Brussels on 13 November 2013 in the European Parliament. SAATI were cooperating with Vaccines Europe for the launch and dissemination of the report.

During the launch event, the key findings and recommendations of the report were presented and a Call for Action to develop a strong and comprehensive life-course vaccination strategy to tackle infectious diseases will be launched.

The launch event was hosted by MEP Rebecca Taylor (ALDE, UK).

12h30 - 12h50
Registration and Welcome Lunch
12h50 – 13h00
Welcome, by MEP Rebecca Taylor (ALDE,UK)
13h00 –13h10
Opening Remarks, by Antonios Lanaras, Health Attaché,Greek Permanent Representation to the EU
13h10 – 13h20
Immunisation in Europe: State of Play, by Mr. Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General Health & Consumers, European Commission
13h20 – 13h35
SAATI European Report Card (Key Findings), by Prof Javier Garau, SAATI Chair and former President ESCMID
13h35 – 13h45
The Importance of Vaccination: Parent’s Testimony, by Danny Darche
13h45 – 14h00
Launch of the Call for Action, by Hildrun Sundseth, SAATI Member and Board Member of the European Institute of Women's Health
14h00 – 14h20
Discussion, moderated by MEP Rebecca Taylor (ALDE, UK)
14h20 – 14h30
Closing Remarks, by MEP Petru Luhan (EPP, RO)

For more information on the EU Report Card, please email:

Adult vaccination: A key component of healthy ageing. The benefits of life-­‐course immunisation in Europe. by ILC-UK