On 4 March 2022, the meeting of the Health, Welfare and Family Committee of the Baltic Assembly will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania. Considering the situation in Ukraine, the overreaching topic of the meeting is "Cooperation of the Baltic States in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Europe and providing help to refugees arriving from Ukraine".
During the meeting, parliamentarians, governement representatives and experts will focus on the health and societal challenges in the Baltic region and discuss such topics as the joint labour market policies to address the current and future challenges in the Baltic States, including a discussion about adapting the labour market policies in the Baltic States to the mass influx of refugees from Ukraine. Another topic discussed will be the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental disorders in the Baltic States, including providing mental health assistance in connection with the war in Ukraine and its impact on people in the region. Lastly, the social protection system for reducing inequality and poverty in the Baltic States will be debated. Parliamentarians, government representatives and experts will also discuss the capacity of the systems to adapt to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and its consequences in the region.