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Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

VII-IX/2017 (EN)

Information and updates

European National Networks of Healthy Cities met in Prague. Czech Healthy Cities offered and also got many inspirations.

mid-September (18-20 September 2017) the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic had the honour to host an international meeting of the WHO Healthy Cities Networks of the European Region. The event was held under the aegis of the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen and the WHO Country Office in Prague, and in cooperation with the UN Information Centre Prague and the City of Prague, which kindly provided the historic premises of the Old Town Hall. The meeting was attended by the Healthy Cities representatives – national coordinators and political representatives from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Great Britain as well as from Russia, Turkey and Israel. Conducted mainly in the form of discussions and teamwork, the objective of the meeting was to frame visions of further development and to evaluate the international WHO Healthy City/Region programme, which will celebrate 30 years of existence in 2018 as a European initiative aimed at promoting health, sustainable development and the quality of life. The participants reflected on the responsibility of various national networks and mutual inspirations etc. An emphasis was placed on finding ways to implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while maintaining local specificities of the countries involved in the WHO Healthy City Project.


Public Fora in Healthy Cities are successful both with the public and town halls

In September 2017, forty-seven Healthy Cities public fora took place. The Healthy City Forum of Litomerice attracted the highest number of participants, including 200 citizens. By the end of this year, there will be sixteen more meetings like these held in towns, municipalities and regions of the Czech Republic.


The European Mobility Week took place: Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions joined this year too

The European Mobility Week - EMW (16. - 22. 9.), which has been held annually since 2002, is aimed at promoting safe and ecological means of transportation in cities and municipalities. This year too, Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic, which were one of its first implementers in the Czech Republic, joined the campaign.


Coming soon

In October, Healthy Cities will host the traditional Health Days campaign

The traditional Health Days campaign celebrating healthy lifestyles will take place mostly in the first half of October. The diversity of themes and the involvement of expert partners in various cities make it the biggest event aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles in the Czech Republic.


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