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Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

Summary 2016 (EN)

Dear Colleagues,

Let me inform you through our Summary Newsletter of the selected activities and events that took place in 2016.

At the same time we would like take this opportunity to thank all Healthy Cities and Regions and our partners for good cooperation in the past year. We hope that also in 2017 we will jointly devote our energy to activities related with sustainable development, health and quality of life promotion in our Cities and Regions.

(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 our network.

Petr Svec
Czech Healthy Cities Association Director
WHO HCP National Coordinator HCCZ Director

Information and updates

HEALTHY CITIES EVENTS OF 2016: Were you there with us? Join us (also) next time!

During 2016 the following events took place: 3 Healthy Cities Schools, 4 Educational and discussion events, 9 accredited training courses for Healthy Cities´ local authorities , 1 “National Sustainable City 2016 Conference”, 4 international meetings and 5 webinars.


Healthy Cities Association Services in Figures

On-the-spot consultations: 106
Fora for the public / number of participants: 57 / 4493
Youth and school fora: 14 
National events on good practice: 5
Accredited training courses: 12


News on evaluation of sustainable development of cities and regions

Local Agenda 21 (LA21) is a progressive method and a tool for managing the quality of public administration at local and regional level. In Czech Republic we link it to the principles and measures of the WHO Healthy City Project (HCP). Both - LA21 and HCP assist cities and regions with implementation of health, sustainable development and quality of life principles at the local and regional levels. In cooperation with the public and local partners, they are aimed at ensuring the quality of development of a particular place, at improving the services provided by a local authority, as well as at making the services more efficient.


In 2016, the Association of Czech Healthy Cities welcomed eight new members

In 2016, eight cities and municipal districts became members of Healthy Cities, namely: Benesov, Havlickuv Brod, Krhova, Lipa, Prague 8, Prague 10, Tynec nad Sazavou, and Vyzlovka.


How do we communicate?

We have published 7 Newsletters on our websites reporting on the latest developments in various months, including translation of the newsletter into English. The newsletters were sent to more than 1000 addresses in the Czech Rep. and to nearly 300 addresses abroad.

We run 11 thematic e-mail conferences for anyone interested in sustainable development, strategic management, health, volunteering and other topics. Our databases contain more than 4 500 registered addresses.


500 Current Strategic Documents in the Database of Strategies

The number of strategies registered in the national system of Czech Database od Strategies reached a record number of 500. Since its launch, the Database Portal has recorded 93,000 visits. For example, during the pilot commenting on the document “Czech Republic 2030” via the database, 385 comments were handed over to the Government Office of the Czech Republic. The number of visits to the database increased fivefold compared to the average of previous months.


Coming soon

Planned events for the first quarter of 2017 (and some more)

In 2017, a number of inspirational events will take place. They are intended not only for Healthy Cities, municipalities and regions but also for anyone interested in the presented topics. We would like to remind you especially of those taking place in the next few months:


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