Public hearing on "Young people and mental health"

Via Interactio, online platform, EESC, VMA22, Thursday, 9 November 2023 from 2:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

02.00 p.m. - 02.30 p.m. | Registration and testing connection

02.30 p.m. - 04.00 p.m. | Mental Health – Key to a Sustainable Future

Moderator: Milena Angelova, EESC Rapporteur for the opinion on "Measures to improve mental health" (SOC/760)

  • Cyrus Engerer, MEP
  • Cinzia Del Rio, President of the SOC Section
  • Marianne Takki, Deputy Head of Unit for diseases prevention and health promotion, DG HEALTH, European Commission
  • René Duignan, Senior Economist, Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan (EEAS)
  • Ledia Lazeri/Cassie Redlich, World Health Organisation (WHO)

04.00 p.m. - 05.15 p.m. | Mental Health, Risk Factors and Vulnerable Groups

Moderator: Ivan Kokalov, EESC Co-Rapporteur for the opinion "Measures to improve mental health" (SOC/760)

  • Jose Antonio Moreno Díaz, EESC Rapporteur for the opinion on "Precarious work and mental health" (SOC/745)
  • John Francis Leader, European Federation of Psychologists' Association (EFPA)
  • Fatima Awil, Policy and Knowledge Officer, Mental Health Europe
  • Wilbert Tabone, PhD Candidate at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Natalia Kallio, Board member, European Youth Forum

05.15 p.m. - 05.30 p.m. | Closing session

Moderator: Diego Dutto, EESC Member

  • Cyrus Engerer, MEP
  • Laurenţiu Plosceanu, EESC Vice President for Communication
  • Ivan Kokalov, EESC Co-Rapporteur SOC/760
  • Milena Angelova, EESC Rapporteur SOC/760

Interpretation requested from French, English and Spanish into French, English and Spanish


2023-11-09_SOC760_Joint event EESC EP on Mental Health _Draft Concept note & programme