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Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

IV/2013 (EN)

Dear Colleagues,

please let me introduce you the new issue of the Czech Healthy Cities Newsletter
which brings you short news and highligts, this time covering mainly
the months of June 2013. You will find here interesting info from Czech Healthy
Cities and their association.

(NOTE: Some of the website links are available only in Czech, in that case
you can use the Google Translate toolbar, which can be found on the left side
of the HCCZ web page.)

I believe that this new HCCZ Newsletter will be for you an interesting and useful
source of information and inspiration from Czech Healthy Cities, Municipalities and Regions.
Wishing you a nice summer

Petr Svec
HCCZ Director and National Healthy City Project Coordinator

Information and updates

The capital City of Prague is the new member of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

With its entry to Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic, the capital City of Prague joined the European capitals that follow the international WHO Healthy City Project. Now, Prague is able to support the activities of many of its city districts that had already joined the Healthy City and local Agenda 21 programmes. The interest in HCCZ membership also increases in other large cities and regions. The Moravian-Silesian Region and another county town, the statutory City of Liberec also recently joined the association. HCCZ currently have 113 members, including Prague, five regions and a number of large cities. Overall, the member cities, municipalities and regions represent more than one half of the Czech Republic (56 percent of population).


See the new video presenting the results of children's living style study

The newly published promotion video contains interesting information about the results of international HBSC research study (The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children) carried out in Czech Republic. The HBSC study deals with lifestyle of school-aged children. The study is based on the opinion of World Health Organisation (WHO) that the adult behaviour and lifestyle are a result of development in youth and during adolescence. The video is a result of collaboration between the representatives of Palacký University in Olomouc and WHO Office in the Czech Republic, the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic also participated in its creation.


The collaboration in the field of health support or in the social area has been confirmed by agreement. The Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic have new official partners

The Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic not only build on sharing of best practice of its members and other municipalities and regions, but also on active collaboration with a number of professional partners, whether ministries, their professional organisations, university workplaces, nationwide non-profit organisations and other expert organisations. The association concludes agreements or memoranda on mutual collaboration on the national and international levels with the most significant of these partners.


Employment of young people is one of the current topics in the Healthy Cities

Employment of young people and their application in the labour market are both hot issues, not only in the Healthy Cities. Do young people have sufficiency of information about the possibilities offered by the market after they finish their studies? To bring the answer to this question is the aim of round tables dedicated to the issue of employment of young people. The aim of round tables is that the young people with experts from individual fields think about the possibilities offered after the completion of studies and formulate a summary of basic information to individual areas. The following areas have been targeted as the main opportunities for young unemployed people: use of advisory services provided by the job centres, further study, retraining, own business, voluntary activity.


Coming soon

20th Conference celebrating the anniversary of Czech Healthy Cities to take place in September 2013 in Olomouc


The Newsletter is published by Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic, contact: HCCZ Office.
HCCZ Newsletter is available at https://www.healthycities.cz/newsletter
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