EU Youth Report 2012 prioritises health and well-being
The 2012 Youth Report calls for stronger actions on employment, social inclusion, health and well-being of young people. Specifically, the report states that ďAt EU level, young people are a particular target group of EU health initiatives put in place to tackle smoking, alcohol related harm, nutrition, obesity and drug-use. All but two Member States report that they have taken concrete measures to follow up the Council Resolution on the Health and Well-being of Young People. Many Member States mention initiatives that focus on specific issues, such as alcohol, tobacco and healthy nutrition, or emphasise the value of peer-to-peer education in promoting healthy lifestyles.
If adopted by the Council (November 2012), the new priorities will apply from 2013-2015.