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Healthy Cities CZ

Healthy Cities
of the Czech Republic

Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic

This is just some illustrative information and chosen activities from Czech Healthy Cities translated into English.
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The opening conference on European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 in the Czech Republic has taken place in Prague, in the building of Černínský Palace on March 1, 2012. The event has been organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with a support from the part of European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic. The event has been opened by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Jaromír Drábek, followed by a number of interesting guests and organisations. Practical examples from the practice of municipalities and regions have been also presented by the representatives of the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic, who also mentioned the international programme of "Senior-friendly Cities" which is open to all municipalities and which is covered by this association in the CZ with Governmental support.(18.3.2012)
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The Ministry of Interior annually awards the successful procedures of local self-administrations in the field of public administration quality. Members of the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic had a strong presence among the awarded parties for 2011. Application of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) as one of efficient methods of quality in public administration has been awarded within Ministry of Interior Awards for Quality and Innovation.(18.3.2012)
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At its meeting of January 11, 2012, the CZ government approved a long-prepared "Strategy of Local Agenda 21 support in the CZ until 2020". The document defines the steps necessary for the support of wider application of this international programme within the practice of Czech municipalities, micro-regions and regions. Local Agenda 21 is a tool for improvement of quality in public administration. It concentrates on strategic municipal management, engagement of the public and building of local partnerships. The main objective specified by the UN as early as in 1992 is to support systematic approach to sustainable development on the local or regional level. (18.3.2012)
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The international ICLEI organisation, whose main objective lies in the support of collaboration of cities in activities related with sustainable development, within the project "Informed Cities" organises regular "Round Tables" that should help to connect the results of newest researches and common practice in municipalities. The Round Table that took place on February 16th and 17th in London followed the autumn meeting in Naples, Italy, whose participants discussed the measurement of sustainability of cities in collaboration with research organisations. The Round Table in London, from the CZ attended by representatives of the Ministry of the Environment and Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic, primarily dealt with the prepared UN World Summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro - a conference on sustainable development that follows the Earth Summit of 1992 and is referred to as "Rio+20".(18.3.2012)
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Members of the National Network of CZ Healthy Cities again participated at this year's international LivCom Awards, whose finals took place at the end of October in the Soul-Songpa, South Korea. Representatives of cities from across the globe competed in disciplines related to improvement of the living environment and improvement of the quality of life of their inhabitants. The Healthy City Jihlava won the Silver Prize and third place in the category of 20 to 75 thousand inhabitants. The Healthy City of Chrudim won three awards this year: Gold Prize for the project of "Healthy City of Chrudim - A City Worth Living In", Gold Prize and second place for the project of "Reconstruction of St Joseph Church and Monastery Gardens" and Gold Prize for the fulfilment of criteria within the category of "Healthy Lifestyle". The Healthy City of Tábor and the Town of Kladno also made it to the finals. (6.11.2011)
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What are the possibilities of collaboration and systematic approach in the field of health? Why and how to create municipal or regional health plan and what specific time-tested procedures to use? Another thematic section of the National Healthy Cities Network, which is to take place on October 6, 2011 in Prague at Novotného lávka, will give you answers to these and other questions connected with the health support issue. Seminar titled "Planning for Health in Municipalities and Regions" will offer methods and experience from the practice and the attendants will find out more about the tools or activities they can use for their work.(23.8.2011)
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Two regions - Liberec Region and Pilsen Region entered the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic in this year's summer. The association also accepted new cities - the statutory city of Opava and also the cities or towns of Breclav, Klatovy, Dacice, Okrisky and Karlovice. These new regions and cities will surely bring interesting experience and inspiration to the current Healthy Cities and Regions.(3.10.2011)
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The activities of Injury Free Days Campaign took place in the Healthy Cities in the course of first half of June. Every year, the campaign concentrates on injury prevention of the most threatened groups, i.e. that of children and seniors. The programme primarily comprised of lectures at kindergartens and basic schools and awareness-raising events focused on seniors' safety.(20.6.2011)
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Just like in the previous years, municipalities, regions and their organisations can participate in the competition for the Prize of the Ministry of Interior in Public Administration this year. The competition primarily evaluates successful implementation of quality methods in the practice of offices or innovative procedures in public administration. A number of Healthy Cities and Regions have won the "Bronze", "Silver" or "Prize for Innovation" in the past years and their representatives received the prizes for the past year at the February quality conference in Chrudim.(20.6.2011)
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Local Agenda 21 (LA21) as a set of procedures aimed at systematic heading towards sustainable development while engaging the public can be successfully realised in municipalities and regions of all types and sizes, as proven by the experience from the CZR and abroad. The conditions, procedures and approved practice, however, differ in every area. For this reason, the sub-regions, small municipalities up to 2 thousand inhabitants, regions and statutory cities in the conditions of the CZR have their own set of LA21 Criteria - a set of rules and guidelines that can be used to measure themselves against one another in terms of quality.
(27.6.2011)
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Healthy Cities introduced themselves at the seminar that took place on June 6 in the parliament senate under the auspices of senator Milan Pesak, member of the senate committee for health and social policy. The seminar took place in collaboration with WHO office in the Czech Republic, Ministry of Health and Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic. The topics of the seminar, attended by more than 60 participants, included e.g. the expected demographic development that anticipates ageing of the population, the importance of physical activities, injury prevention, support of voluntary services or announcement of year 2012 as the year of active ageing and solidarity between generations.
(20.6.2011)
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HCCZ Summer School took place on June 15 - 17 2011 in the Healthy City of Kromeriz. While the Spring School was dedicated to the procedures within the practice of sub-regions, the introductory seminar of the Summer School was focused on regions and on the issue of "Schools as partners to municipalities". The event also introduced interesting school programmes and activities, the participants and presenters shared their experience and approved procedures.(20.6.2011)
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