October 21, 2020

Registrations for the Health Summit of the EYP are open!

You can now participate in the Health Summit of the European Youth Parliament by signing up to the upcoming series of events about health policy!

The Health Summit consists of a series of  digital events intended to present our health policy recommendations paper and get experts’ and decision makers’ perspectives on how young people see the future of health in Europe and how young people’s ideas and voices can be amplified in the public discourse.

You can sign up for any and all events using this form: https://infoeyp.survey.fm/registration-for-health-summit

You will also be able to tune in via our Facebook live stream.

The programme for the week of the 26th of October will cover:


28th October, 16.00-17.00

The European Youth Parliament (EYP) is presenting a policy recommendation paper on health. 1000 young participants from all across Europe have jointly produced the paper, titled “Young European takes on Healthy lives and well-being for all”, in which they demand greater solidarity and cooperation to achieve equity in access to healthcare.

In this event, young participants will present the paper “Young European takes on Healthy lives and well-being for all” and exchange ways in which young people can contribute to the public discourse on the future of Europe, in healthcare and beyond.

    • Video statement by Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health of Germany
    • Keynote by Joe Elborn, Secretary General of the European Youth Forum
    • Presentation of the paper conclusions by members of the Think Tank

Slides presented at the launch event.

Health Care Innovations

29th October, 11.40-13.00

The COVID-19 pandemic has offered an opportunity to rethink what role eHealth and digital health innovations should play in future healthcare models. What is the path to safe, effective, and patient-centred health services that advance universal health coverage? How can the challenges of data protection and limited interoperability across Europe be overcome?

In this event, we will present young Europeans’ takes on the future of innovation in healthcare systems, and their vision for a transformed Europe that champions research and innovation in cross-border care.

  • Keynote by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
  • Panel with Simona Guagliardo, European Policy Centre
  • Moderated by EIT Health

Slides presented at the innovations event.

Health Governance

30th October, 16.00-17.00

From inadequate pandemic preparedness strategies to a collapse of international cooperation, European and global systems have struggled to cope with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organisation has seen shrinking resources limit its scope for action and leadership, raising questions about the effectiveness of international health governance structures. How can supranational institutions achieve sufficient credibility, legitimacy, authority, and accountability for effective leadership? How can the EU unify to develop a common vision for global health, and what should the priorities be.

In this event, we will present young Europeans’ takes on the future of health governance, with particular focus on internal EU cooperation as well as its relationship to the World Health Organisation.

  • Panel with Dr Beth Thompson, Head of UK and EU Policy at the Wellcome Trust, and Prof Stefan Elbe, Director of the Centre of Global Health at the University of Sussex

The Health project of the European Youth Parliament is supported by the Wellcome Trust and EIT Health.