STYPA 2024 - Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

The Skills Training for Young Patient Advocates (STYPA) is back in 2024! STYPA is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored, high-quality course for young patients or representatives of young patients, aged between 18-30 years old.

What are the main goals of the course?

The topic of STYPA 2024 is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Many people do not know that antibiotics do not cure infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu, or that it is important to take antibiotics exactly as prescribed and not to self-medicate to safeguard their efficacy. Similarly, patients are not informed about the rates of resistant bacteria and healthcare-associated infections in hospitals and measures to address them. Good health literacy and patient empowerment can therefore contribute to the fight against AMR effectively, along with increased focus on vaccination, hygiene, and proper disposal of medicines.

The Skills Training 2024 aims at:

  • Improving young patients’ and the healthcare community’s awareness of AMR;
  • Raising awareness of the specific risks and challenges faced by chronic disease patients and of AMR as a patient safety issue;
  • To equip young patients with the necessary knowledge to engage in patient advocacy on the topic of AMR in a transparent and ethical manner;
  • To foster participants’ future engagement in public awareness and advocacy efforts in their respective countries on AMR and patient safety with the support of EPF;
  • To engage participants in EPF advocacy campaigns on AMR planned for 2024 and cascade it at local level.

When and where?

  • Introduction webinar - June 2024;
  • The face-to-face meeting of STYPA will be held from 4 to 7 July, in Brussels, Belgium at the Radisson Red Hotel;
  • Follow up workshop webinars - September and October 2024;
  • Closing Celebration webinar - November 2024,

*Please note that EPF will cover the travel and accommodation costs for all accepted participants of the training.

Who is it for?

Applicants must be:

  • Young Patient with a chronic and/or lifelong illness/condition who is affiliated with a patient organisation,
  • Young Patient with a chronic and/or lifelong illness/condition who is not affiliated with a patient organisation,
  • Young Employee or volunteer of a patient organisation,
  • Alternatively, a family member/carer of a young patient with a chronic and/or lifelong illness/condition can attend the training if he/she accompanies a young patient and is at the same time an active patient advocate,
  • 18 – 30 years of age at the time of applying,
  • Living in Europe.

Please, note that the entire training will be in English. To successfully take part in this training course, you must have a working knowledge of English.

Click here to find out more useful information about the training course like, what are the different phases of the course. 

How to apply?

You can apply by completing this application form (deadline 1st May).

If you have any additional questions or issues with your application, please contact the EPF Staff at

Best of luck!

See the STYPA 2024 brochure.

See the PDF version of STYPA 2024 application form.

Best of luck!