During the 2018 ENSP Capacity building event IN Vienna, Austria, ENSP announced the development of an ad hoc youth working group within ENSP members. The next years, the ENSP youth working group, was further implemented with additional members and continued to meet regularly online and face-to-face within the context of other ENSP meetings so as to facilitate communications and promote youth-oriented initiatives within European Tobacco Control activities.
The ad hoc working group also produced advocacy material for member organisations, position statements, and factsheets specifically on policy measures curbing tobacco experimentation and initiation among youth, tobacco use and the interaction between youth and human rights.
The youth group now consists of 18 people in total from 14 different countries. A more detailed description of the young tobacco control group is presented below:
|Name and Surname||Country of origin||Organisation|
|Elisabeta Musat||Romania||Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila|
|Jorgjie Bucaj||Albania||Faculty of Public Health, University of Vlora|
|Sanne Heijndijk||The Netherlands||Alliantie Nederland Rookvrij (Dutch Alliance for a Smokefree Society)|
|Ardak Baizhaxynova||Kazakhstan||“Smokefree” coalition|
|Milda Burneikaitė||Lithuania||Lithuanian National Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition (NTAKK); Lithuanian medical students’ association (LiMSA)|
|Horea Chirilă||Romania||2035 Healthy Romania Generation Association (AGRS2035)|
|Andrea Glahn||Denmark||Kræftens Bekæmpelse (Danish Cancer Society)|
|Hristo Ivanov||Bulgaria||Smoke Free Life Coalition (Bulgaria)|
|Pawel Koczkodaj||Poland||Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology (Poland); Association of European Cancer Leagues|
|Oksana Levytska||Ukraine||NGO Advocacy Center «LIFE»|
|Alessandra Lugo||Italy||Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS (IRFMN)|
|Katerina Nikitara||Greece||University of Crete|
|Ada Sahicic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||PROI|
|Dries Vandenbempt||Belgium||Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven (Flemish Institute Healthy Living)|
|Stacey Williams||United Kingdom||Cut Films (Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation)|
|Andrej Vujkovac||Slovenia||No Excuse Slovenia|
|Amelia Agata Ciuba||Poland||Medical University of Warsaw|
|Ediba Čutuna||Bosnia and Herzegovina||PROI|
From the ENSP Youth working group meeting during ENSP Conference in Romania
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, It is a great pleasure for me to open this important event...
ENSP plays a key “watch‐dog” role in Europe to prevent the tobacco industry from biasing and slowing...