Motion for a Resolution by

The Committee on Culture and Education [CULT]

Not an issue to tackle alone: In 2019, more than 75 million European adults met with family or friends at most once a month and around 30 million European adults felt frequently lonely. Considering the impact of loneliness on health and life satisfaction, what should be done to turn the tide of increasing loneliness in the EU?

Submitted by: Muna Shaiye (NL, Chairperson), Aya Bennis (NL, Chairperson)

The European Youth Parliament,

  1. Fully alarmed by the increase of loneliness, especially among younger individuals,
  2. Stressing that Member State’s governments are not taking enough measures to prevent loneliness,
  3. Further stressing that there are not abundant active measures taking place regarding social inclusion, 
  4. Deeply concerned that there is not sufficient medical attention given to solving mental, psychiatric and physical issues that can arise when loneliness is not resolved on time,
  5. Acknowledging that the pandemic COVID-19 made the tackling of loneliness more complex,
  6. Cognisanting that people have indulged in a deeper sentiment of loneliness due to the fear of contracting the virus and the increase in the pressure on the health sector;