Let us not just talk the talk. Let us walk the walk.
This little phrase encapsulates our whole event. It has been our guiding philosophy in everything we do and plan as the organizing committee.
We have all heard about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how important they are, but what can we do to implement them in our event? In our everyday life? Let us show you how our theme event will offer much more than lectures and discussions.
Our theme event will be divided into two main parts:
Over the last 50 years, human activities– particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have caused and accelerated climate change, which continues to feed global warming, rising sea levels and the increasing likelihood of extreme weather conditions.
The rise in global temperature is affecting social and environmental determinants of health; clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter are all at risk.
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
As “climate change and health” is one of our focus areas within the European region of the IFMSA, we have selected it as our main topic for the theme event.
We will be dividing this part of the theme event into three main pillars. We will begin by listening to keynote speeches (similar to Tedtalks) from our speakers, we will then move on to a panel discussion about climate change and health and finally, we will host eight to ten training sessions based on this topic.
Trying to change the world but at the same time neglecting your own physical and mental health? Does this sound familiar to you?
This aspect of our theme event will be the undercurrent at EuRegMe! We are trying to add it to every part of this year’s European Regional Meeting.
For us, a healthy lifestyle consists of being healthy both physically and psychologically.
For the psychological side of this, we have created a mental health wall, which is a free and creative space for any thoughts you would like to express.
We have also designated space that we are calling the “Stress-Free-Room”, where you can relax and just pause for a moment.
Whenever you feel down or a bit stressed, feel free to take a little cheer-up treat from our “Happy Box”, filled with little items to boost your mood.
For your physical health, we love to invite you to participate to our everyday morning yoga or running sessions (yes it will be very early).
We have also decided to implement one total vegetarian day. You also should always be on the lookout for our “Steak Facts” which will teach you about meat and how it affects your health. Finally, we will be having a station where you can calculate your own carbon-footprint.