The Nordic network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research

The Nordic network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research provides a Nordic arena for researchers to discuss, share their ideas and network. A focus on Nordic health systems is particularly relevant due to the increasing importance of health to national and international politics, and the many recent policy initiatives and reforms changing the outline of the Nordic health systems. Through the Nordic network we can share experiences, broaden our knowledge base and find new ways to collaborate.

The Nordic network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research is organizing its fourth workshop this May 2021. 

  • Because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic the workshop will be held online by using Zoom.
  • The workshop runs on 18th – 20th of May on 13-16 EET (12-15 CET, 11-14 GMT).

Submitted papers are organized into four parallel track sessions.

The daily updated program of the event can be found here.

The aim of the parallel sessions is to provide researcher possibility to present research papers and enhance discussion among the participants. 

All papers have an appointed discussant who has been selected among those who are giving a paper in the same track (i.e. if you are giving a paper, you will also act as a discussant on your designated turn). The role of the discussant is to provide constructive feedback of the paper and initiate the discussion. 

Each presenter will have 10 minutes to present the paper. You can use presentation material (powerpoints) and share them from your own screen. The structure of the presentation is not specified. After the presentation the discussant will have 5-10 minutes to give commentsThis is followed by a group discussion when other participants can comment and ask questions. 

All participants will receive a link to the folder with the submitted papers via email. All zoom links will also be available in the shared folder. All participants who are not presenting, will be able to attend any track session they like. 

Tracks are chaired by Pål Martinussen (track 1), Karsten Vrangbaek (track 2), Ulrika Winblad (track 3) and Ilmo Keskimäki (track 4). The chairs will be responsible for time keeping so that all papers get an equal timeslot in the session.



The event is organized by Tampere University’s Sustainable Welfare Systems research program in collaboration with Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The program committee for the Nordic meeting is: Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Faculty of Social Sciences and Sustainable Welfare Systems -research program, Tampere University; Ilmo Keskimäki, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare; Pål E. Martinussen, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, Department of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland; Karsten Vrangbæk, Department of Political Science / Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen; Ulrika Winblad, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University