Young High Flyer Eve Europa-Forum Wachau

Young Europeans were the focus of the 24th Wachau European Forum with 250 participants
EU Councillor Eichtinger: "80 international students and young people presented their ideas for a united Europe"

On the Thursday of the Europa-Forum Wachau, the focus was on the megatrend of digitalisation and new technologies in medicine. During expert talks and presentations, EU Provincial Councillor Martin Eichtinger, Matthias Horx from the Zukunftsinstitut, Brian Anthony from MIT Massachusetts and other experts discussed the opportunities presented by digitalisation. "Lower Austria is making excellent progress in the digital development of the healthcare sector. E-medication has been rolled out across the board in Lower Austria since June. As a result, we are preventing duplicate prescriptions and supporting doctors and pharmacists in making diagnoses with sound data.

"This brings added value in terms of the quality of healthcare for people," says Eichtinger. "The digital vaccination card is another milestone in the healthcare system and replaces the previous paper vaccination card. As a pilot province, Lower Austria is one of the nationwide pioneers."

As part of the High Flyer Eve gave 80 international students and young people presented their ideas for a common Europe at the new Landesgalerie in Krems. "It was impressive to see how creative and open-minded the young people presented themselves at the start-up pitch. With their ideas, the students made a strong commitment to a united Europe," said Provincial Councillor Eichtinger. "This commitment is particularly important in the 30th anniversary year of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Rebekka Dober won the start-up pitch and received an Interrail ticket worth 800 euros as the main prize.