The traditional autumn meeting of not only Healthy Cities but also for other participants, held between 1-3 November 2017, was attended by more than 130 representatives of cities, towns and regions from all over the Czech Republic, as well as NGOs and other partner organizations. The introductory seminar of the Autumn Healthy Cities School provided inspiration for topics such as financial resources, quality of local authorities, sustainable development, health promotion, clean mobility, data processing, involvement of entrepreneurs, emotional maps, school fora or the Antifetfest film festival.
The presentation of Vsetin Healthy City was undertaken by the Vsetin deputy mayor, Simona Hlavacova, whose contribution also looked at the example of employment through community service. At the national level, topics such as clean mobility, waste conversion to resources, support and innovation in the field of quality management or conducting sustainable development audits were addressed by selected representatives of public administration and the ministries of the Czech Republic.
The themes of three parallel intensive training sessions, which took place in the following days, focused on project creation and management, handling communication in difficult situations, and systemic approach to implementing the Healthy city/town/region programmes and the LA21 methodology – all courses involved practical hands-on skills training, including a number of recommendations and practical examples. The final day was devoted to practical training in using the Healthy Cities information system called DataPlan or exploiting social networks.
PHOTOS and all the presentations (in Czech) from the event are available on www.nszm.cz/ps2017.