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Summer Training for Young Patient Advocates

The European Patient’s Forum (EPF) is offering an opportunity for young people with a chronic long-term condition aged 18-30 to attend a summer training school for young patient advocates. The training is a leadership programme aimed at contributing to building leadership capacities of young patients to get involved in patient organisations and advocacy work in their respective countries in a meaningful way.

Young people interested in healthcare and patient involvement from any EU member state and Western Balkan Countries, who have potential EU membership status, can apply.

The summer school takes place in Vienna, Austria on 3-5 July. This will be followed by an extensive follow-up phase during which participants will get a chance to address the most critical discrimination issues that young patients face in their respective countries.
Good English is required as the summer school will be held in English.

The course is limited to 40 places.

The accommodation and travel costs for those attending are fully covered by the EPF.

The EPF was founded in 2003 to ensure that the patients’ community drives policies and programmes that affect patients’ lives to bring changes empowering them to get access to high quality, patient-centred equitable health and social care. EPF currently represents 67 members, which are national coalitions of patients’ organisations and disease-specific patient organisations working at European level, and we reflect the voice of an estimated 150 million patients affected by various chronic diseases throughout Europe.

The deadline for applications is 3 February, 2017. Click here to find out more about the summer school, eligibility criteria and how to apply.