Nos passados dias 11 e 12 de Novembro, o Presidente da Direcção da AJOMED, António Marques Pinto (à direita na foto), foi eleito para o Executive Board da EEHYC (European Environment and Health Youth Coalition) na Assembleia Geral que se realizou no edifício do Centro Europeu de Ambiente e Saúde da Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS), em Bonn, na Alemanha.
A Assembleia Geral contou com a presença dos representantes dos 53 países que fazem parte da OMS-Europa. Além da eleição do Executive Board foi também discutido o Plano de Acção da EEHYC para 2014.
Estiveram ainda presentes vários membros do Governo Federal Alemão e especialistas da OMS provenientes de vários centros do mundo inteiro.
The European Environment and Health Youth Coalition (EEHYC) is the first European youth participation network that emphasizes and promotes the understanding of the inherent links between environment and health. Youth participation in the decision making process is central to the Coalition's actvities and is supported by ministers of health and envionment through commitments made in the Declaration of the WHO Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health held in Parma, 2010.
With the adoption of the Children’s Environment and Health Action Plan for Europe (CEHAPE) at the fourth Environment and Health Ministerial Conference Budapest 2004, Environment and Health Ministers from the WHO European Region initiated a process that would give voice to young people on issues related to the environment and their health. From that time young people have been active in the process of developing both CEHAPE action plans and in organizing themselves into a European network. Through their participation in the fifth WHO Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health Parma in 2010, their participation in the European Environment and Health Process (EEHP) was secured. Ministerial commitments to promote and support youth participation in the EEHP were included in the Conference declaration. In the Youth Conference Declaration, young people also stated their readiness to follow the outcomes of the Parma Ministerial Conference, undertake activities and work to call policy makers to account for their actions.
In 2012, with strong collaboration and commitment between young people, Member States and the WHO, the European Environment and Health Youth Coalition was created to fully establish and sustain youth participation in the EEHP.
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