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This is some illustrative information, links and activities from Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic Network presented in English. For all the other information please use the Google Translate Toolbar (down on the left side on the Czech home page).


SAVE THE DATE: Czech Healthy Cities and Regions Conference "SUSTAINABLE CITY", 7.12.2017

29.6.2017
The Czech Healthy Cities and Regions Conference "SUSTAINABLE CITY" will take place on December 7th 2017 in the Jalta Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. The event will be open by a workshop together with international partners and will focus on sharing of good practice and inspirations from cities and regions in topics such as quality management at municipal level, sustainability, public participation, planning and management and interntional cooperation.
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The WHO Ministerial Conference adopted the "Ostrava Declaration", European Healthy Cities and Regions play an important role

26.4.2017
The World Health Organization hosted the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Ostrava from 13 to 15 June 2017. The conference brought together 500 delegates and observers from 53 member countries from the WHO European Region, as well as representatives from Canada, the Philippines and the U.S. and 15 international and non-governmental organisations. In three days, 9 plenary sessions and 16 side events took place addressing issues such as air quality, chemical safety, climate change, waste, water and sanitation services, and life in cities. The vital link between the quality of the environment and the health of the population was repeatedly demonstrated with, for the first time, a strong emphasis on the role of cities and regions in achieving sustainable development and implementing international goals and targets of Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda (SDGs).
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The Healthy Cities Summer School 2017 provided updates on grants, addressed the issue of adaptation to climate change and generated many inspirational ideas

10.6.2017
On Wednesday 22 March 2017, the Healthy City of Moravska Trebova launched the Healthy Cities Summer School 2017 – a traditional meeting of the representatives of municipalities and regions from all over the Czech Republic. It was attended by 110 representatives of cities, towns and regions and partner organisations. The main topics covered at the introductory seminar included: financial resources, quality of local authorities, sustainable development, waste management, adaptation to climate change, cooperation of cities with student companies, promotion of entrepreneurship and the offer to create emotional maps.
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Members of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic took part in the "European Sustainable Development Week 2017"

6.6.2017
As in previous years, the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) took place from 30 May to 5 June. It is a European-wide project aimed at disseminating the idea of sustainable development and encouraging initiatives in support of it. The main organizers of activities of this campaign are Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions of the Czech Republic.
All projects and activities which are thematically related to sustainable development and are not purely commercial could be part of the ESDW. The activities were divided according to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the UN in autumn 2015.
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Healthy Cities held the "Days without Accidents 2017" campaign

11.5.2017
Involving annually a number of Healthy cities, towns and regions, and held mainly in the first half of June, the campaign called “Days without Accidents” is aimed at accident prevention. The awareness activities, which are organised as part of this campaign, were focused primarily on road traffic accidents and accidents in schools and sports grounds. Since the most vulnerable group to be involved in road traffic accidents are children and the elderly, a series of lectures were held in nurseries and primary schools, and special events were also dedicated to the safety of the elderly. Furthermore, first aid training to provide assistance in case of injuries and accidents was an essential part of the campaign.
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Healthy Cities held the WHO “World No Tobacco Day” campaign

11.5.2017
The World No Tobacco Day is an international campaign aimed at preventing tobacco-related diseases. Supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the campaign was traditionally celebrated on 31 May and was joined by a number of members of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic.
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The Meeting of Regions 2017 to discuss the Healthy Region Programme was highly inspirational

17.5.2017
On 16 May 2017, the traditional Meeting of Healthy Regions of the Czech Republic took place. This year, it was hosted by the Vysocina Healthy Region and organised by Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic.
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Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic endorsed the global Basque Declaration of Sustainable Cities

27.4.2017
Being a member of a number of important international associations of cities and regions, the association of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic has been actively engaged at international level. In connection with its active involvement in ICLEI – a global association of local governments working towards sustainable development, Healthy Cities endorsed the Basque Declaration, a key document building on the Aalborg Charter, and thus became a part of the global platform of Sustainable Cities.
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Healthy Cities discussed how to carry out the financial management of cities, regions and their organisations in an appropriate way

27.4.2017
Over 70 participants from among politicians, secretaries, financial auditors and other stakeholders from cities and towns gathered at the Healthy Cities seminar on Effective management of cities and regions and their organisations. Particular emphasis was put on the area of financial management, existing and draft legislation – both Czech and European, planned changes, amendments or possible risks, and especially on examples of application of these rules in practice.
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The Association of Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions has joined the Alliance for Health Literacy

27.4.2017
At the spring session of the General Meeting of Healthy Cities, it was approved to join the Alliance for Health Literacy – to become part of the organisations and institutions of the Czech Republic which are aware of the social and individual value of health and regard health literacy as an essential part of culture in the 21st century.
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The updated "Sustainable Cities Assessment Methodology” – a practical tool for Healthy Cities

1.4.2017
The new version of Sustainable Cities Assessment Methodology reflects many years of experience with its practical application and current international trends of sustainability assessment. The methodology was developed in 2010-2011 with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and was launched as a pilot project in Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Koprivnice, Litomerice and Vsetin. The methodology was completely updated last year and is now available in version 2017. In addition to the authoring team of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic and Charles University Environment Centre, the methodology update was also carried out by a group of 40 experts from various fields to cover all the assessed themes.

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Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions celebrated Earth Day 2017

27.4.2017
Earth Day, the largest international campaign focused on environmental protection, is observed annually on 22nd April. It was first celebrated in 1970 in the U.S. Nowadays, the campaign is organised in 192 countries with the assistance of more than 22,000 partner organisations, and more than one billion people from around the world are involved in the activities. The Czech Republic has been celebrating Earth Day for more than 20 years.
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