Health, Welfare and Well-being - Sub-objectives

A central aim in this context is:

4.1.1. Improve health services in the most vulnerable groups of children, adolescents and young people with appropriate interventions on the basis of respect for their rights, equality, recognition and acceptance of their difference.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people that made use of health services in the last year.
  • Percentage of young vulnerable population groups that made use of health services in the past year (except for vaccination).
  • Percentage of young refugees and migrants who have been vaccinated.
  • Percentage of young Romani who have been vaccinated.
  • Percentage of young people aged 18-24 who have not met their medical care needs due to waiting times or even distant residence.
  • Percentage of young people who are satisfied with the health services they have been using in the previous year.
  • Number of Health Education Programs for young Romani with emphasis on young women.

It is important to help young people have a good physical condition to grow up by adopting habits that benefit their health.

In order to achieve this goal, the following are necessary:

4.2.1. Promoting healthy eating habits for young people and their ability to access nutritious food as a basis for developing during adulthood.

4.2.2. Encouraging young people to adopt an active lifestyle as well as developing their ability to access programs that encourage physical activity and sport as a prerequisite for health and quality standards of living.

4.2.3. Developing and achieving a sense of responsibility towards health, whether it concerns general and oral hygiene and nutrition, or their choice for healthy and safe behavior (injuries, smoking, alcohol, drugs).

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people with healthy Body Mass Index (BMI).
  • Percentage of young people doing sports or physical exercise.
  • Percentage of young people consuming fruit and a percentage of young people consuming vegetables on a daily basis.
  • Percentage of young people diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Percentage of young mothers who breastfed from 6 to 12 months.
  • Percentage of young people who have not visited a doctor in the past year.
  • Percentage of young smokers.
  • Percentage of young people who consume alcohol.
  • Percentage of young people who consume alcohol in restaurants and recreation areas.
  • Percentage of young people who consume opiates.
  • Number of deaths in sport activities.
  • Percentage of young people in alcohol related driving offences.
  • Percentage of young people that were passengers in a drink & drive incident.
  • Percentage of young people reporting injuries related to road and traffic accidents.
  • Percentage of young people reporting injuries related to maritime activities.
  • Number of information campaigns promoting health and safety behavior for young people.
  • Percentage of young people informed by campaigns.

It is important for young people to achieve a satisfactory degree of mental well-being but also to be informed and aware of mental illnesses, the rights of mentally ill patients and of defending their dignity in all aspects of their lives.

In this context, the following are considered necessary:

4.3.1. Strengthening innovative measures to prevent, diagnose and effectively address mental health problems as well as facilitate the creation of a favorable socio-economic environment to combat mental illness.

4.3.2. Educating young people on mental health issues, their encouragement to respect, without discrimination or prejudice and, also, the creation of support environments (family, peers, school, army, work) that encourage the development of a climate of mutual respect, understanding and acceptance of their personality.

4.3.3 Enhancing young people's knowledge of their fundamental rights, particularly with regard to the protection of personal information and data.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people who report anxiety or depression (incl. maternal depression).
  • Percentage of young people reporting mental disorders in the previous month.
  • Percentage of young people who thought have considered committing suicide in the last year.
  • Number of self-injuries in the population.

In order to achieve this sub-objective, the following are necessary:

4.4.1. Enhancing the social and emotional development of adolescents and young people, improving their respective social and emotional skills and promoting emotional intelligence, with particular emphasis on combating intimidation (physical, verbal or written conduct or through electronic communication). 

4.4.2. Supporting young people in terms of relationships and sexuality, as well as their access to timely and appropriate information are key parameters for safeguarding the right to privacy and physical integrity.

4.4.3. Supporting vulnerable adolescents and young people with appropriate interventions that foster respect for their rights, equality, recognition and acceptance of their specific nature.

Monitoring indicators

  • Percentage of young people reporting that their first sexual experience was not voluntary.
  • Percentage of young people using contraceptives.
  • Percentage of young people with transmitted diseases.
  • Percentage of young women who have terminated pregnancy.
  • Percentage of young people who report loneliness.
  • Percentage of young people having someone with whom they feel comfortable to discuss important matters.
  • Percentage of young people who report that there is someone in the family or peer environment that makes them feel safe and happy.
  • Percentage of young women participating in information actions and programs on sex education, family planning and hygiene.
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