The project brings together five organizations from five European Countries committed to fostering public health awareness and to improve young patient engagement in local community. Each organization will select 5 youngsters (aged 13-18y) and 1 group leader (under 30y), interested to gain a better understanding on clinical research & health. In fact, some of the organizations involved have already tested the implementation of a YPAG (Young Persons Advisory Group) at local level. Therefore the project represents the first step for creating new YPAG in partner countries, by sharing good pratices and by stimulating the interest for the topic among local youngsters.
The main activity foresees a residential experience on July 2019 (from the 8th to the 18th), taking place near Lecce (Italy). Here the international group of participants (30 youngsters) will be involved in different activities, developed through non formal methodologies, following the approaches of peer education and learning by doing: role games, videos, case studies, simulation exercises. During the last days, they'll also create a public health awareness campaign.
Being an European project, #wecare_ye contributes also to foster youth active participation and intercultural dialogue, encouraging European citizenship among younger generations.