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Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

II/2015 (EN)

Dear Colleagues,

please let us inform you about activities and happenings in Healthy Cities,
Towns and Regions in March and also provide information about selected activities
and events, which will take place in the oncoming period.

(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 and Regions.

Petr Svec
HCCZ Director and National Healthy City Project Coordinator

Information and updates

National Healthy Cities Networks from throughout Europe met in Milan

Representatives of National Healthy Cities Networks met again after a year, this time in Milan, to discuss current issues related to further development of Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions within Europe. The meeting, which took place from 24 to 26 March 2015, was prepared by the Italian Healthy Cities Network in cooperation with the City of Milan and representatives of the European WHO (World Health Organisation) Office. The event was attended by a total of 14 national coordinators and a number of other experts on the issue of health support. The next WHO meeting, this time a traditional international conference for all Healthy Cities and other parties interested in the subject, will take place at the end of June 2015 in Kuopio in Finland.


World Health Day focused on food safety this year

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced 7 April as World Health Day. The campaign, supported by Healthy Cities, focuses on one specific topic each year. This year the World Health Day topic is food safety. According to WHO information, food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances are responsible for over 200 types of illness. The campaign endeavours to point out the fact that, particularly in our globalised world, it is necessary to ensure food safety during all steps in the long chain of proceeding of food from its point of origin to consumption. The Public Health Institute, which prepared a short instructional video and competition for students, is also a promoter of the event.


The Healthy Cities Spring School in Tabor welcomed a record number of participants

The Healthy Cities Spring School took place in Healthy City Tabor between 18 and 20 March 2015. The event was attended by over 120 representatives of Cities, Towns and Regions of the Czech Republic.


Meeting and informing new politicians - “Healthy City Project – the path to success”

Inspiration and good practice in relation to top-quality management of municipalities, public engagement, energy efficiency, cooperation with young people, transport and on many other topics from city practice could be found on a Czech Healthy Cities event, held in Prague on April 28th.The event was an open discussion block for all parties interested in the specific subjects. Newly elected politicians could find answers from their colleagues – experienced in Healthy City Project and overal city management.


A meeting of Czech Healthy Regions took place in Liberec

The annual Meeting of Czech Healthy Regions took place on Thursday 12 February 2015 in the Liberec Region. The purpose of this meeting was to share proved procedures and inspiration in relation to development of WHO Healthy City / Region Project and discuss mutual cooperation with municipalities, sub-regions and towns and cities within the terms of the specific region. Representatives of the Liberec, South Moravian and Vysocina regions shared their experience.


Coming soon

Healthy Cities and their partners will meet in Finland in June

WHO/Europe and the WHO European Healthy Cities Network work together continually and in annual meetings to discuss new initiatives, consider progress and share new evidence or inspiration from the field. The meetings of the WHO European Network are scientific, political and strategic and always include a strong political presence from the participating cities and networks. Each meeting is summed up by a political statement endorsed by the mayors in attendance. This year the conference will be held in Kupio, Finland on the dates 24-26 June 2015.


Methods of quality and strategic management in the thematic Healthy Cities Section, 21/05


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