#wecare_ye is a project coordinated by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF) with the aim  to create four new Young Persons Advisory Groups (YPAGs) in Romania, Czech Republic, Greece and Belgium following the experience of KIDS Bari and KIDS Albania developed under the umbrella of the TEDDY Network, by fostering youth active participation (including young patients) in health promotion. To achieve this goal, a youth exchange was organized on July 8-18, 2019 with the group leaders responsible for the setting up of the group and the youngsters, aged 13-18 years, that have been selected by each organisation among those involved in their local activities (young patients, patients’ relatives, youngsters interested to health in general). The youths followed a training period characterized by the “peers education” and “learning by doing” approaches, aimed to increase their engagement on health and research issues (through a better knowledge and active engagement) and learn how to be actively involved in the decisions concerning their own health, but also the planning, participation and evaluation of research involving children.

The #wecare_ye_project is coordinated by Consorzio per Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche (CVBF), in partnership with Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation (RAA), Masarykova Univerzita (MU), EPIONI Greek Carers Network and Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen (UZA).

The partnership has been chosen based on their mission and expertise. Although they work on different fields and have heterogeneous competences, they share the awareness of the importance of the following factors in the scientific and global community:

  • The active participation of youths in Society
  • Promotion of Health
  • Social inclusion

Funded by: Erasmus+ Italian Agency, KA105 – Youth mobility

Duration: 2019-2020

More information: https://www.cvbf.net/wecare_ye-youth-exchange/