EFA Young Patient Ambassadors Training

28th June & October 17:00-20:00 CEST

Online

The EFA Young Patient Ambassadors Training is part of EFA’s Capacity Building. This training is organised in connection with the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament set up in 2020. The training will provide young patient ambassadors with the necessary skills to engage at the European level through the Youth Parliament. Importantly, we included young experts to share their expertise and experiences connecting with young patients and inspiring them.

Objectives:

  • Day 1 – European decision-making: provide participants with a top-level description of the EU and its links with Europe and individual countries. Health and prevention policies will be used as examples to explain the EU policy-making process.
  • Day 2 – Advocating change effectively: improve participants’ advocacy and public speaking skills to influence EU decision-making. Participants will put into practice the knowledge acquired in the previous session.
  • Both days will have an interactive session with participants.

Target audience: This training is open to 20 young patient representatives and healthcare professionals below 35 years old.

Please note that the second day has been moved from 30th June to take place in October (tbc)

DAY 1: Navigating EU Decision Making 28 June – 17:00 to 20:00

Time

Topic

Presenter

17h00-17h20

Welcome and tour de table

(TBC)

17h20-18h20

EU basics: the functioning of the EU

  • The EU institutional setting
  • The EU legislative process

Case study: Indoor Air Quality (the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive – EPBD)

(TBC)

18h20-18h35

Comfort break

18h35-19h35

EU basics applied: how to influence the EU

Participants will be split into groups, and they will be presented with the European Health Data Space as a case study.

  • Quiz-based exercise: Identify relevant actors/advocacy targets, both national and EU perspective
  • Identifying objectives, challenges and opportunities to build a way forward

(TBC)

19h35-20h00

Closing Remarks and Q&A Session

 

DAY 2: Public Speaking and Advocacy October (tbc) 17:00 to 20:00

Time

Topic

Presenter

17h00-17h20

Keynote

(TBC)

17h20-18h20

Workshop: Communicating your issue

 

  • Public speaking successfully
  • Addressing your audience
  • Techniques to adapt a message to the setting

Participants will be split into small groups to do a mock exercise on advocating in the following settings:

  1. Medical Congress
  2. Office of Decision Maker

(TBC)

18h20-18h35

Comfort break

18h35-19h35

Workshop: Preparing your issue

 

  • Defining the audience and what needs to be done
  • Communicate complex advocacy messages
  • The power of data and testimonials

Participants will be split into small groups to define an advocacy call

(TBC)

 

19h35-19h50

Short Group Presentations and Q&A Session

19h50-20h00

Closing Remarks

When
28th June, 2021 5:00 PM through 30th June, 2021 8:00 PM
Location
Virtual event on Zoom
Brussels,
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +3222272712