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We have launched our Youth Academy with the aim to increase the representativeness of the youth group, create a cohesive group of leaders of tomorrow and to empower young representatives. 

The first training module was released last 29 November 2021 via the EFCCA online learning platform. The training programme is addressed to young IBD patients (aged between 18 and 30) and the class includes 30 students from 20 IBD patient associations.  Our CEO, Luisa Avedano, and Deputy Director, Isabella Haaf, kicked off the programme with a module called “The history of EFCCA, its mission, values, and strategic priorities.” With this first module we want to bring the ins and outs of EFCCA closer to our young representatives.

The second training module has been recently released via the EFCCA online learning platform. In this module students will hear from Marco Greco, President of the European Patients’ Forum since 2014, EFCCA chairman from 2008 to 2014, founder of the EFCCA Youth Group, and its leader from 2003 till 2007 as well as from  Daniel Sundstein, EFCCA Youth Leader from 2021 to 2015, EYG board member (2009-2016) and EFCCA Board member (2012-2015) . They will talk about the journey that led to the creation of the youth group in about 50 rapid-fire questions!

Stay tuned!

For more information please write to Maria Stella De Rocchis mariastella.derocchis@efcca.org