Published on March 25th, 2019

Health and well-being have a direct and very visible impact on everyday life. It became visible during the Convention on Health & Well-Being, that especially Mental Health is not yet enough in the focus of policies and talked about in societies. The various existing policy measures concerning health were discussed and it was made clear that the EU already tackles many issues such as tobacco or nutrition. Still, the discussions underlined that there are many health issues to solve still, such as obesity or cardiovascular diseases.

Therefore we, the participants of the Y Vote Convention about Health & Well-Being, propose the following recommendations:


We strongly suggest the creation of public sport spaces in- and outdoors, in order to offer free and easy access to physical activities to a large scale of the population and to promote these opportunities.

We recommend to financially support educational institutions and companies that are offering sports activities and supporting human powered transportation.


We strongly recommend implementing a standardized food traffic light system by 2025, that informs about how healthy a food product is. Additionally, the EU should actively inform their citizens about this labelling via different means.

Sexual Health

We strongly encourage implementing a funding scheme  for NGOs, educational institutions and other relevant actors on different levels for projects concerning sexual health education, starting by 2020.

The proposed education should favourably be containing social media outlets to increase awareness of the following topics sexual consent, gender equality, LGBTQI+ and their equality in society, patient rights and availability of anonymous STD-testing and contraception and other sexual stigmas.

Mental Health

We strongly encourage the European Union to support the member-states in the topic of mental health as a part of the formal and non-formal education.

In the field of formal education, we suggest regular meetings with psychologists and training for teachers in primary and secondary schools regarding mental health. In the field of non-formal education, we suggest more programmes related to the topic of mental health.


We encourage the EU to develop a programme aimed at progressively implementing more car-free zones across European cities while promoting human-powered transportation, creating greener public spaces and improving infrastructure towards accessibility for all.

Drafted by Altea Sulollari, Andrei Rodionov, Andreya Teodosieva, Carlota Oliveira, Carmela Basanisi, Daphne Jumilla, Dario Duvnjak, Dominika Rostkowska, Eline van Oostrum, Emma Schoep, Fani Kragiopoulou, Jacqueline Marzinzik, Josep Brunet, Katarína Sámelová, Klára Klingová, Lilla Nemes, Lisa Zacharias, Maria Ivanova, Maruša Močnik, Maxim Shtarnov, Mirna Matošević, Pedro Melo, Samanta Pahole, Thomas Gora, Tilbe Gürsoy and Uerda Muça.

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