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GLOBAL EPIDEMICS AND NATIONAL STATES. European citizens and health.
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The event falls within the scope of the activities carried out by the site. It comes after a training course that has focused on health from the perspective of the new dimensions brought about by the recent pandemic. One area to which a new political Europe will have to respond is also public health, which is already entirely the responsibility of national states, especially in the face of events that go far beyond the local and national dimensions and need to be adequately addressed. From the outset, the national states showed all possible limits in dealing with the problem, starting with the provision of masks, leading to the administration of vaccines and the establishment of arrangements to manage the movement of persons. European citizens have understood that at least European coordination is not only desirable, but rather necessary. This requires, however, a new phase in relations between European states, which must, in this respect too, give the EU a space of sovereignty. The final moment of the pathway, which will take place at the meeting on Saturday 29 May, will give the locality to analyse the situation and discuss possible alternative solutions to how the problem has been addressed, in the knowledge that, as many experts say, other similar events might follow.
State Gymnasium School Giorjon
Via Verdi 25, 31033 Castelfranco Veneto, (TV), Italia
Via Verdi 25, 31033 Castelfranco Veneto, (TV), Italia
Event reportThe activity is part of a course which, in the context of civic education, has given great prominence to European activities carried out in cooperation between teachers at the ‘Giorgione’ secondary school and the militants of the European Movement. The purpose of the event is twofold: towards concluding work on the subject of the pandemic, aimed at developing sensitivities and tools for analysing the situation that has particularly affected young people; on the other hand, use the new forms of reporting and intervention, such as the https://futureu.europa.eu/ platform. The event then gave students the opportunity to work towards a vision that would allow them to take their views and protagonism into a European perspective. As regards the methodology, the event took place after an in-depth study. The operators then raised three questions: 1. The pandemic and the difficulties faced by states in providing answers to citizens. What has not worked, what has not worked? 2. What were the social consequences of the pandemic? To which of these consequences have the states failed to give adequate answers? 3. What could be an effective role for the European Union in this area? Work has been made on the above issues using the brainstorming technique. A third degree of applied science (3 BSA) consisting of 17 students took part in a third degree of applied science (BSA). One teacher and one teacher and 17 students (6 females 11 males). Six 17-year-old pupils, 10 pupils aged 16, 1 pupil aged 18. The work has taken into account what has occurred as a result of the pandemic from a social, cultural, economic point of view, from a social, cultural and economic point of view, with a view to understanding critical nodes. It is possible for it to be established that there is a need for a new Member State to do so, and that it is a Member State of the European Union, and that it is a member of the European Union. In particular: 1. The creation of a High Commissioner for Health with a supranational “dimension”; 2. That this new ‘ministry’ has adequate spending capacity; 3. Which can coordinate national health care, including by imposing unambiguous choices when necessary; 4. It can effectively coordinate — including funding — the production of vaccines or otherwise by European industry. Finally, having regard to Article 35 of the Charter of European Rights (Article 35 — Health protection — ‘Everyone has the right of access to preventive health care and the right to obtain medical treatment under the conditions laid down by national laws and practices. A high level of human health protection is ensured in the definition and implementation of all Union policies and activities”) it is considered that it should be reworded with some important concepts: — that “national laws and practices” are made as uniform as possible, requiring Member States to comply with common standards; that these standards be defined at European level by an ad hoc body; that the right to health is truly universal for all those living on European soil, regardless of whether they have European citizenship or not. The atmosphere has been of great participation and attention by all. The discussion was fruitful. Students appreciated the fact that their ideas, through the platform, could play a role in the topics for discussion at the Convention for the Future of Europe. In the first question, the participants highlighted the main problems that emerged with the outbreak of the pandemic: an initial underestimation of what was happening in China (by the media in particular); the fact that the information was not always unambiguous and clear; the initial lack of simple tools, such as masks, tests, medical devices in general, tools for resuscitation; being dependent on the supply of vaccines by major global industries; there has been a considerable disparity in the practices of different European countries (those who have much underestimated and targeted flock immunity and those who have tried to give stronger and more organised responses). On the second issue, social consequences, the heavy effects (not only in terms of mortality) on older people were highlighted; second, it is considered that young people have experienced a situation which, on the one hand, proved them to be a place of direct comparison with their peers and, on the other hand, their relations with their peers. The situation, especially during the heaviest lockdown, has led to a decrease or disappearance of “stimuli”, resulting in dietary behaviour, time and activity management that is not always profitable and healthy. Of course, economic cost considerations, especially for some social groups, of the pandemic have also been very open. Finally, with regard to the third point, we refer to the proposal under the heading “Main ideas suggested...”. Consequently, the discussion group proposed: — A transfer of state sovereignty over health and medicine to the EU, creating an authority to deal with all issues and problems with a European dimension; — Reflect and redrafting the text on the European Charter of Rights, clarifying and implementing Article 35.
09:00 - 11:00
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