• Become the first place that European healthcare policy makers or their advisers, in ministries of health or healthcare agencies, turn to for applied, evidence-based knowledge relevant to capital asset strategy for healthcare.
  • Develop a Europe-wide organisation that will provide a focal point for academic and research organisations, NGOs and other associated groups with an interest in, or working in the field of, health infrastructure.
  • Undertake - and also create collaborative opportunities for - new knowledge generation and funded research projects. Provide a bridge between the public and private sectors relating to all dimensions of capital assets.
  • Offer strategic advisory and peer review services, as a new resource for the European healthcare sector.
  • Provide training and skills development, principally in the form of masterclasses, workshops and seminars.
  • A distinctive product will be a bi-annual ECHAA series of top level Policy Seminars on significant contemporary issues that will impact on health infrastructure policy.
  • Raise the profile of estates issues within the health sector and wider economic policy communities.

Who we are

ECHAA is a charitable trust registered in The Netherlands. The structure consists of partners, an advisory council and associates. Core Partners already include:

  • Dutch Centre for Health Assets (DuCHA), Netherlands. www.tno.nl/ducha
  • The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC), UK. http://www.haciric.org/
  • Discussions are underway with more core partners, to ensure cross-European and multi-disciplinary coverage for the scope and scale of ECHAA activities.

    ECHAA Profile

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    Associated organisations

    Semmelweis University Health Services Management Training Centre

    Institut de Formation et de Recherche sur les Organisations Sanitaires et Sociales , Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

    Institut für facility management im Baubetrieb, Universität Karlsruhe


    European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies


    European Health Property Network

    The Caritas Project

    Assembly of European Regions