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Simona Guagliardo
Policy Analyst
Simona Guagliardo joined the EPC Social Europe and Well-being Programme in September 2017. She works on EU social policies, in particular, health and care policies. She has written on the digitalisation of health and care in the context of the EU Digital Single Market and on integrated care. She researches cooperation in health, the impact of digitalisation on the health workforce and the sustainability of EU health systems. Simona has also experience in communication and public affairs at EU level having worked with Burson-Marsteller Brussels in its Health and Food practices and was a Robert Schuman graduate trainee at the European Parliament, DG for Parliamentary Research Services.
Prior to moving to Brussels, she worked as a health management consultant in a private hospital in Italy where she was involved in the analysis of the cost-effectiveness and appropriateness of health care delivery and in the implementation of the electronic health record system.
Simona has an academic background in health management and public policies and has conducted research on the process of integration between hospital and territory services within the health system of the Sicilian region in Italy. She also holds a Master of Science in European politics and policies from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and a postgraduate diploma in diplomatic studies from the Italian Society for International Organisation (S.I.O.I.), Rome.


Social Europe and Well-Being


Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society (CHES), The future of work - Towards a progressive agenda for all

Areas of expertise

Health and healthcare, CHES - Coalition for Health, Ethics and Society, social dimension of EU policies

Current positions

Policy Analyst


Master of Science in European Politics and Policies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Postgraduate Programme in Health Management and Public Policies, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Postgraduate Programme in Diplomatic Studies, Italian Society for International Organisation (S.I.O.I.), Rome, Italy


Italian, English, French, Spanish (basic knowledge)



Well-performing public services for a fair and resilient European society
By Simona Guagliardo , Mihai Palimariciuc - 10/02/2021
Healthcare / POLICY BRIEF
From reaction to action: How the EU can step up its role in global pandemics
By Claire Dhéret , Simona Guagliardo - 14/07/2020
Health & healthcare / OP-ED
The Coronavirus can make or break the Union
By Simona Guagliardo - 16/03/2020


Health & healthcare / QUOTE
COVID19 crisis: time to re-think EU role in health?
Simona Guagliardo was interviewed by Contexte on the need to re-think the European health system since the eruption of Covid19 crisis  Find it here (in French)

30 March 2020 - ,
Health & healthcare / QUOTE
Coronavirus: What EU can and can't do
Simona Guagliardo is quoted at EU observer on what the EU can and can't do in the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Read the article here

25 March 2020 - ,
Health & healthcare / QUOTE
Pourquoi l'Union européenne en fait si peu dans la lutte contre le coronavirus
Simona Guagliardo is quoted at Slate magazine on the role of the EU in the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Read the article here (in French)

25 March 2020 - ,

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