Founded by Brian Abel-Smith, the European Health Policy Group (EHPG) aims at creating an international and multi-disciplinary (health policy analysis, economics, medicine, etc.) researcher forum allowing for regular meetings and discussions about changes in European healthcare systems. It notably focuses on the way the different countries organize their healthcare systems to support efficiency, equity and quality in healthcare as well as on reform processes in different political, historical and cultural contexts. Network coordination is provided by the London School of Economics. IRDES is a member of the scientific committee.