• The Sciana network brings together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation across Europe. 
  • Sciana provides the space and time to share learning and take inspiration from an international context.
  • Sciana is focused on making change happen to address challenges and improve health care for our populations.
  • Each cohort will comprise 18 outstanding leaders, six each from Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
  • The second cohort of Sciana is now open for applications until 29 September 2017.

Sciana: The Health Leaders Network is an initiative bringing together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation across Europe. 

The Sciana network is supported by a partnership between the Health Foundation (UK), Careum Stiftung (Switzerland) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany) in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar.

The network is for leaders who share a deep commitment to quality, sustainability, universal coverage, and patient and community-centred care, nationally and internationally.

Their vision and collaboration, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is critically needed to respond to common issues, such as fiscal strains, demographic change, chronic diseases, and migration.

Sciana aims to support high-calibre policy and health care leaders with their professional development and career goals. 

The Sciana network has up to eighteen members in each cohort, with six members selected by each foundation from the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

Members of the network include health policymakers and practitioners, as well as academics, journalists, elected officials, other public sector leaders or from business.

Each cohort attends four four-day gatherings over a two-year period. The first cohort met on 26 April 2017 at Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.

International experts lead the workshops where members showcase and develop policy proposals, innovations and collaborate on joint projects.

The network activities and organised and coordinated by Salzburg Global Seminar.

How to apply

We are now inviting applications from innovative leaders in health in the UK from a range of areas and sectors, to join our second cohort beginning in 2018.

If you are interested in applying, please find more detailed information about the Sciana network and how to apply by visiting our Sciana website.

Important: Please read the selection criteria and the frequently asked questions before applying.  

Deadline for applications is 29 September 2017. 

If you have any questions about the Sciana network contact Astrid Koblmueller at akoblmueller@SalzburgGlobal.org



Dr Ian Bullock

This initiative is exciting, in sharing learning, diffusing innovation and creating a dynamic international learning community. Congratulations to the Health Foundation for again demonstrating the ability to be creative and on trend in thinking about, and committing to new ways of learning, development and growth to what are not national but global health challenges.


Well,This activity is energizing, in sharing getting the hang of, diffusing advancement and making a dynamic global learning group.
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