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European Healthcare Design 2021

14–16 June 2021
Call for Papers

Owing to high demand, the Call for Papers deadline for the 7th European Healthcare Design 2021 Congress (EHD 2021) has been extended until Friday 12 February. The congress will take place on 14-16 June 2021 and it is scheduled to be held ‘in person’ if it is safe to do so, with live streaming globally online.

COVID-19 Global Summit 2021

While vaccines bring hope that the Covid-19 pandemic can soon be controlled, the year has started with many health systems in crisis. And as the World Health Organization has been keen to stress, although the vaccination roll-out has begun in high-income countries, a global immunisation programme will take longer to take effect, while questions remain over how long immunity will last.


The European Healthcare Design Awards 2021 have been launched – celebrating and recognising professional and research excellence in the design of healthcare environments both in Europe and around the world.

Plenary theme

In a tumultuous year when the resilience of healthcare globally has been tested to the limit by the pandemic, the pressure to adopt a climate-smart development path for designing, building, operating and investing in health systems and infrastructure has also increased exponentially.

EHD 2020 Awards

As has become tradition, the European Healthcare Design Congress 2020 was brought to a close with a ceremony to celebrate the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020, supported by Integrated Health Projects (IHP) and category sponsors WSP, Hoare Lea and Medical Architecture.

EHD 2020 Keynote plenary

The 6th European Healthcare Design Congress – the first-ever delivered virtually, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on social gatherings – kicked off with a hard-hitting opening plenary looking at designing for population and planetary health within the context of climate change and COVID-19.

European Healthcare Design 2021
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Endorsing partners

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Building Blocks for Clinicians
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency)
  • European Health Property Network
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Australian Health Design Council
  • Design Council
  • Essentia at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Health Planning Academy
  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Sponsors and exhibitors

Award Sponsors

  • Integrated Health Projects
  • Medical Architecture