Political Dialogue: Health at the Heart of the Urban Development Strategy, Brussels

Robert Schuman square 6
Scotland House
1040 Brussels

The political dialogue organised by the City of Utrecht and its partners as an official side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 will focus on healthy urban living and inclusive health. 

The partners participating will allow for a multiple-perspective approach on healthy inclusive urban environments by assembling international and European organisations, regions and cities, and academia. 

The programme is as follows.

  • Welcome with coffee, tea and breakfast
  • Opening by moderator and brief introduction to panellists
  • Opening statement on Healthy Urban Living by Victor Everhardt, Deputy Mayor on Health, Utrecht
  • Panel discussion with representatives and debate with participants
    • Monika Kosinska, Focal Point, WHO European Healthy Cities Network
    • John F. Ryan, Director Public health, country knowledge, crisis management (DG SANTE), European Commission
    • Mr Thierry Philip, Vice president of Lyon Métropole in charge of Health and well-being
    • Catharine Ward Thomson, Director of the OPENspace research centre, and Associate Dean for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences University of Edinburgh
    • Victor Everhardt, Deputy Mayor on Health, City of Utrecht
  • Wrap up and next steps

The event will last from 8.30 to 10.00. If you wish to participate, please contact the organisers by sending an email to Europese-internationalezaken@utrecht.nl before 6 October 2017.

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