The area of health transcends the boundaries of several disciplines touching all aspects of life and survival on this planet. Under the burden of the rising incidence of chronic disease at increasingly younger ages and among the most deprived groups of the population, the need to find evidence-based solutions for a multitude of illnesses poses a great challenge to researchers from diverse fields of scientific endeavour.

The increase in the Life Expectancy indicators and, at the same time, the decrease in the number of Years of Healthy Life, translates into huge economic costs on health systems, which acknowledge the need to focus on prevention rather than treatment in order to tackle chronic disease at its source. 

The rising volume of evidence demonstrating that patients with multiple health problems are the rule rather than the exception has highlighted the need to shift focus from traditional single-disease based approaches towards a more anthropocentric philosophy of healthcare. 

In view of all abovementioned, our organisation aspires:

·         To contribute to the development of the worldwide published clinical evidence base for several areas related to the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness.

·         To provide a resource of evidence-based information for both health professionals and the public seeking answers to health problems

·         The penetrate and investigate areas affecting health, which fall beyond the boundaries of the traditional health sector in order to shed light into the wider socioeconomic determinants of health

·         To provide evidence in support of the imperative for more anthropocentric approaches to healthcare, on the basis of biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness

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The "Where Do I Belong?" Youth Exchange that took part in Romania was an excellent experience in every sense. The workshops were interesting, engaging and very well delivered.  Venue and support were irreproachable and the atmosphere was relaxed and productive. A big thank you to the organizers and to the participants that, by working together made this project a great one. 

Thank you all and see you soon somewhere in the world!

Mihaela Buruiana from Romania

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