The European Youth Parliament hosted its first digital event entirely focused on health-related topics, where around 100 young participants from 26 countries discussed the challenges facing global health today.
Health topics have been included in digital sessions in 2020. More than 300 young people have debated different aspects of healthcare policy at these events.
Our Health Think Tank team aggregated the opinions expressed at our events into a policy recommendations paper, “Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All”, which will be shared with decision-makers.
Young people will present policy recommendations to decision-makers in the field as well as a wider audience in our Health Summit, which will provide them with opportunities to engage in the public debate.
Dates and events to be published here soon!
We have discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, global access to medicines and the concept of vaccines and therapeutics as public goods, with a particular focus on access in low- and middle-income countries.
The focus of health governance was put on global and European health institutions and their response to health challenges, including reforms that would allow for greater leadership, accountability, and transparency.
With the COVID-19 pandemic having a negative impact on mental health, we discussed strategies for young people to cope, as well as ways to reduce stigmatisation and discrimination linked to mental health issues.
We debated the potential of telemedicine and digital healthcare solutions to improve people-centred care, bearing in mind data protection and safety concerns.