The 'Young ESPGHAN Committee - Committee for Trainees and Young Investigators' was established in 2009. The work of the Committee aims to:
a) Contribute to the exchange of scientific information, and to promote high quality research and training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, by organizing workshops, scientific meetings, training courses and disseminating any other suitable resources and opportunities for trainee members in collaboration with the education committee.
b) Represent the interests of trainees within the council and society.
c) Provide advice on matters related to trainees and training within the fields of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition to ESPGHAN in liaison with the education secretary.
d) Propose trainee representatives in the ESPGHAN scientific and education committees (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutrition) as well as the e-learning editorial office. These trainee representatives should actively participate in the activities of the relevant committees and report annually to the trainee committee
e) encourage and assist trainees to convert to full ESPGHAN membership