The EHC held its first Youth Leadership Workshop on 4-6 July in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Fifteen young patients representatives from twelve countries came together to learn more about leadership, management and communication techniques directly applicable in their volunteer work within their National Member Organisation.

The workshop was the result of a proposal presented by a group of young volunteers in 2012, asking the EHC to develop youth-centred activities. The programme of the workshop was developed on the results of a needs-assessment survey circulated to all EHC Members.

The workshop provided participants with training on topics such as how to engage and retain volunteers, strategic planning and project planning.

The EHC will continue its youth-focussed programme with a workshop on: “Youth-led strategies for engagement” during its next Annual conference that will be held in Belfast.

You can read about the EHC Youth Leadership Workshop in the EHC Newsletter from August 2014.