ENSP Youth Group

    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


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