Event titled "European restart a heart day" was organized under the auspices of MEP Mrs Antigoni Papadopoulou in order to establish 16th of October as European Day on restart of the heart.
In the presence of the Commissioner of Health Mr. Tonio Borg and in collaboration with the European Resuscitation Council over 100 children from schools in Belgium were trained on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the use of automated external defibrillators. Mr Borg stressed the importance of this project and also analyzed the actions of the European Committee for the Prevention of cardiac arrest incidents. These actions include informing the public about proper eating habits, regular physical exercise, and finally avoidance of consumption of addictive and harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco.
The Representation of the Church of Cyprus to the European Institutions was represented at the event by Deacon Nektarios Ioannou.