Call for Contributions is CLOSED!

Deadline: 24th of March 2020

Health has been defined by the World Health Organization as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.*

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. Being established at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, this occasion intends to spread awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. World Health Day 2020 will shine a light on the vital role played by nurses and midwives in providing health care around the world, and call for a strengthening of the nursing and midwifery workforce

The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.

In this frame, the European Student Think Tank launches a call for articles (and artworks) about Health.

Suggested subtopics include but are not limited to:

  • The WHO 1948 definition of Health in the EU context
  • The role of Nurses and Midwives in the EU
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and synergies for Health in the EU
  • Quality and Equality of Healthcare across Europe
  • Particular aspects of diseases (eg Cancer, Infectious Diseases, Non Communicable Diseases, Rare Diseases) and their treatment in the EU policy
  • The Covid19 outbreak in the EU as a whole and/or in member states
  • Rare diseases and (the lack of) research funding 
  • Overflowing Healthcare demands and working conditions among medical staff
  • Good health and well-being as Sustainable Development Goal No.3 of the United Nations Agenda 2030
  • Mental Health Awareness

In the European Student Think Tank, we embrace multidisciplinary approaches. We welcome submissions from students and young professionals from any background highlighting the vague and horizontal definition and impact of Health in Europe.

Deadline: March 24, 2020

Technical details: Make sure that submitted articles do not exceed 1500 words, unless prior approval from the editorial board has been received. End references/bibliography according to the APA style should be used rather than footnotes or endnotes. Submitted artworks should be clear in PNG or JPG format. 

For inquiries and submissions do not hesitate to reach out to us:

We are looking forward to receiving your work soon!


* Preamble to the Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19 June – 22 July 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of WHO, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948. The definition has not been amended since 1948.