Involvement of children and adolescents

Patient Public Involvement (PPI) in the realm of healthcare research and services has gained tremendous necessary attention, especially within the European context. The European Union has consistently prioritized the need to integrate the perspectives and insights of patients and the general public in the process of healthcare research and decision-making. Initiatives at the EU level, such as the Pediatric Regulation and the establishment of clinical trial networks like conect4children (c4c) and eYPAGnet, underscore the commitment to robust and ethical research, especially in pediatric settings.

The overarching European strategy emphasizes the transition from patients and the public being mere recipients of healthcare to becoming active partners in shaping it. The rise of PPI in Europe has not only made research more patient-centric but has also enhanced the trust and collaboration between the public and healthcare entities.