The Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT) and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Portugal organize the international seminar “Healthcare and the crisis: A case study in the struggle for a viable welfare state”.
Date: Lisbon, 22 November 2018
Venue: Sala Fraga de Azevedo, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Rua da Junqueira 100
Since the 1980s, the institutions of the welfare state have been under growing pressure from adverse political and economic trends. In the context of the Eurocrisis this pressure achieved a new peak and resulted in far going restructuring and cost cutting, particularly in those countries submitted to adjustment programmes under the Troika. Healthcare as one of the main pillars of the welfare state was a central target of this development. This Seminar aims to analyse the type and depth of austerity measures in the healthcare systems, to review the performance of the systems under austerity rule and to identify the principle lines of political reorientation after the end of the acute crisis.