Launch of HOPE Agora 2017

HOPE Agora 2017

From 11th to 13th June, 2017, the HMI will host the HOPE Agora in Trinity College, Dublin.

Many people will be already familiar with the HOPE (European Hospital and Healthcare Federation) organisation and it’s work. The Exchange Programme, one of it’s key activities, is a four week training programme for healthcare managers and other professionals with managerial responsibilities. Healthcare professionals from each of the 24 HOPE countries participate in a four week exchange programme where they complete a training schedule focused on innovative projects in healthcare in a host country. The training culminates in the Agora event where participants from all 24 countries share their learning.

During the Agora, HMI will welcome 180 of our European colleagues to Dublin. Most of them are participants in the HOPE Exchange Programme which runs from mid May and finishes with the Agora event.

On Day one of the Agora, an engaging and diverse speaker panel will address the participants on the theme of the Agora ‘Innovation in hospitals and healthcare’. The Minister for Health, will also deliver a keynote address to participants.

The Agora is open to non-exchange participants. It is an excellent development opportunity for people wishing to learn about the latest thinking and practice within different sectors of healthcare across Europe.

Learn more about Hope Agora 2017 on

You can book and pay online to attend the event. The cost to attend this two day event is €175 for non-HOPE participants. When booking online, the participant type to choose is non-HOPE participant/other. Please note that following lunch on Tuesday 13 June, the World Cafe is open only to Exchange Participants.

We look forward to seeing you at the Agora. If you have any queries about this event, please email the office at