- Report of the Executive Director: AH presented a brief report from Stefano del Torso, who was unable to attend the meeting.
- Formal recognition of the national delegates (as needed by UEMS, involving a letter of support from the National Medical Association of that country) had been achieved in almost all cases – final support from the UK was awaited, and support from Iceland and Luxembourg was still outstanding.
- Work undertaken with LOW (lobby group in Bussels) was reviewed. Joint working has also taken place with the European Public Health Association (EPHA), Eurochild and other groups to promote issues of paediatric interest.
- Projects with MOCHA, Medinfo, and vaccination groups (especially the EU Joint Action on Vaccination project, and the coalition for vaccination) have been ongoing with good results. Data from the MOCHA project hwas reported elsewhere during the meeting.
During the discussion the forthcoming anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was mentioned. This November marks the 30th anniversary of that convention and it was agreed that it would be important to celebrate this – national delegates were urged to consider ways in which this could be achieved.