November 21, 2014

EU40 is supporting the European Health Parliament project

Website picEU40 is supporting the European Health Parliament project

On the 21st of November, the kick-off session of the European Health Parliament took place, gathering 80 young professionals motivated to contribute to a healthier Europe.

The project was initiated by Janssen and supported by Google, the European Voice, College of Europe and EU40.

The 80 young members of the European Health Parliament come from both EU and non-EU countries. They are graduates and professionals in the healthcare sector younger than 35 years of age and they all share a proactive attitude and leadership capabilities.

They were divided into 7 sub-Committees related to the European healthcare system. In the next 8 months, they will be working on finding proposals for a healthier Europe. Their work will be concluded in one paper per each of the sub-Committees and presented in June 2015, at the European Parliament, in front of an audience consisting of a broad range of policy makers and stakeholders.

Several MEPs from our network are supporting the initiative. The 80 members of the European Health Parliament were addressed warm welcoming speeches from our MEPs: Philippe De Backer (Belgium, ALDE), Victor Negrescu (Romania, S&D), Eva Kaili (Greece, S&D) and Soledad Cabezon Ruiz (Spain, S&D).

Moreover, the MEPs offered their inputs regarding the main opportunities and challenges that will be faced by the young professionals in their future challenge. The welcoming speeches, opportunities and challenges that were addressed by the MEPs can be accessed below.

Opportunities for the Healthcare sector in Europe:

Challenges for the Healthcare sector in Europe:

Personal message from the MEPs to the participants:

A summary of the MEPs’ interviews:

A video with the highlights of the event is made available as well:

Below, you may find the photos taken during the event: