ENSP Youth Tobacco Control Leadership School #YTCLS22

Created in 2018 during the ENSP Capacity Building event in Vienna, the ENSP Youth Group (ENSP Next) consists of prominent scientists, experts, and advocates that contribute to fighting the European and global tobacco epidemic, pursuing the general ENSP goals. Over the years, the young members had the chance to interact with ENSP colleagues, get access to new experiences and knowledge, and use it to develop a new approach in order to maximise the public health impact on youth.

With a special focus on prevention and investment in training new tobacco control advocates, this year, the first ENSP Youth Tobacco Control Leadership School will be organised in Warsaw, Poland, between 14-16 November. This event is planned in close collaboration with the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, USA) and Youth Health Organization (Ljubljana, Poland), as well as with local organisers and colleagues from Poland: Collegium Civitas, National Research Institute of Oncology, and Foundation „Smart Health – Health in 3D”.

The event expects around 40 participants, selected from the ENSP Youth Group active in EU countries, as well as tobacco control and public health advocates from non-EU, Eastern, and Southern European countries, together with students of Collegium Civitas and Warsaw Medical University.

Within this unique gathering, the participants will get the chance to build leadership and advocacy skills of young European public health advocates in managing tobacco control programs and policies, as well as to share and exchange their knowledge on major current and future needs, threats, successes and challenges in tobacco control.

This programme aims to cover and support the following areas:

  • Comprehensive curriculum of the interdisciplinary workshop on tobacco control leadership, coherent both with major tobacco control challenges and youth needs in Europe.
  • Workshop materials kit ready to use in further youth tobacco control leadership and advocacy trainings at regional and country levels.
  • Education of around 40 European youth tobacco control and public health advocates able to take lead in supporting and strengthening tobacco control in their countries, with a special focus on youth-targeted programs and policies.
  • Expanding ENSP Youth Tobacco Control Group with new active members.

Programme available here…

If your organisation is interested in sending a delegate to this workshop, please get in contact with the ENSP Secretariat.

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