7. Executive Director/Liasion Officer report. Stefano del Torso reviewed the activity of his team over this year. The EAP now has a number of important links within Brussels and Europe more widely. We are now well into a 1-2 year contract with Low Associates – a lobby group within Brussels. Early discussions with DG Sante took place to discuss the development of child-based measures of health across Europe. LOW is working with PARAGON and YEAP at the revamping of the website. EPHA SdT ( by skype) and Ann de Gutchenaere , Belgian delegate, have participated to several meetings . EAP suggestions in order to include always references to children and adolescents have been added to several documents prepared by EPHA in collaboration with other stakeholders. Social media and the EAP. Lenneke Schrier reviewed activity. The use of webinars, online meetings and targeted profiling within social media seems to have been very successful. Particular success with antimicrobial resistance, vaccine hesitancy, promotional of particular events (World Asthma Day) and training. This has generated interest from many important figures including the European Commissioner for Health in the EU.Work with the European Public Heath Association (EPHA) and other groups continues.
Presence at as many European meetings as possible would be of value. It would be important to pre-discuss the EAP goal in those meetings.