We are very pleased to announce that the #wecare_ye project, coordinated by CVBF and funded within the European Programme Erasmus+, started in January 2019 with the aim to foster youth active participation in the field of Health and Wellbeing and support actions for the promotion of youth groups exchange in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece and Romania, based on the model of what has been achieved with the first Italian and Albanian Young Persons Advisory Groups, respectively named KIDS Bari and KIDS Tirana.
Within this project, the partner organizations have selected 5 people per country (25 participants in total), aged 13-18 years, chosen among youngsters involved in their local activities: young patients, patients’ relatives, youngsters interested to health in general. Moreover, each national group will be supported by one group leader per country, preferably under 30 years, selected among staff members. These youngsters involved have expressed a common need to gain a better knowledge on Health issues, in order to better influence their social and political environment. The project will act on 3 levels – knowledge, empowerment, engagement.
KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania, born in 2017, include youths (both patients and healthy teenagers) actively involved in the definition of key issues and questions in the paediatric research projects as well as in the communication and sensitization activities about the healthcare by consciously using the social networks. Since the launch of these initiatives, the members of KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania have been providing a fundamental support in advising researchers in a full range of international initiatives to promote paediatric drug development.
More information is available here.