ISSN: 1306 - 0015 • E-ISSN: 1308 - 6278
Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
[Turk Pediatri Ars ]
Turk Pediatri Ars . 2020; 55(1): 1-3 | DOI: 10.14744/TurkPediatriArs.2020.80106

Child healthcare in Europe, local diversities and collective potentials: A study of the European Paediatric Association/Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations

Massimo Pettoello Mantovani1, Tudor Lucian Pop2, Hilary Hoey3
1Department of Pediatrics, Scientific Institute ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza’, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy; European Pediatric Association (EPA-UNEPSA), Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations, Berlin, Germany
2European Pediatric Association (EPA-UNEPSA), Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations, Berlin, Germany; 2nd Paediatric Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Romanian Society of Social Pediatrics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3European Pediatric Association (EPA-UNEPSA), Union of National European Pediatric Societies and Associations, Berlin, Germany; Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Paediatrics, Trinity College Dublin, National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

This introductory article presents the project developed by the EPA-UNEPSA on child healthcare in Europe, emphasizing the role of local diversities as collective potentials. The EPA-UNEPSA is strongly convinced that an effective cooperation among European countries is based on the acknowledgement that diversity is a factor of strength, and not of weakness, and that such a factor may create the basis of an effective cooperation in all fields of public interest. Since its foundation in 1975, EPA-UNEPSA has worked to improve child healthcare and to strength the cooperation of children’s caretakers in Europe. The studies published in this volume pursue this line of thought, in the belief that contributing to the efforts of creating an effective platform for cooperation and a multidisciplinary approach to common issues in public health may reduce fragmentation of paediatrics and tackle the legal, economic, and organisational challenges of child healthcare in Europe.

Keywords: Children, diversity, Europe, healthcare.

Massimo Pettoello Mantovani, Tudor Lucian Pop, Hilary Hoey. Child healthcare in Europe, local diversities and collective potentials: A study of the European Paediatric Association/Union of National European Paediatric Societies and Associations. Turk Pediatri Ars . 2020; 55(1): 1-3

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