Young Forum Gastein 2015

Background information & materials

29 September – 02 October 2015, Bad Hofgastein

In 2015, 76 young professionals working in the field of health from Member States of the European Union and beyond were invited to attend the 18th EHFG conference. This year, the YFG Network is supported by the European Commission, ASPHER, ECDC, Health Promotion Administration, Taiwan, R.O.C. and Gastein Forum.

Programme activities

Young Gasteiners have a busy schedule during the EHFG conference. It includes participating in the general conference programme, as well as attending specific Young Forum Gastein meetings and working groups and completing tasks. Within the Young Forum Gastein programme various activities took place.

Scholars had the opportunity to attend a career talk with a DG SANTE representative and join one-to-one mentoring sessions with almost 30 senior delegates representing the four EHFG pillars.

An additional two skills-building workshops rounded off the programme: one on facilitation and moderation and another with a member of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) on the EU Competitions, to enable scholars to understand the EU personnel selection process.

Members of the Young Forum Gastein Network are playing an increasingly important role both in the organisation of the conference and in increasing the overall visibility of the YFG initiative. At the EHFG 2015 conference Young Gasteiners participated as speakers or panellists in a number of parallel forum sessions and workshops.

Two Young Gasteiners evaluated the applications for the 2015 European Health Award and moderated the Award Ceremony. Following the development of a Young Forum Gastein strategy in early 2015, the Network continues to go from strength to strength, with the young health professionals participating in a range of summer schools, conferences and workshops throughout the year.

Thanks to all members who contribute so enthusiastically during the conference and throughout the year!

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