The first half of 2018 has seen 36 Czech Healthy Cities Public Fora attended by more than 2700 people. In September, new meetings will be commencing with 14 registered cities to date.
The Czech Healthy Cities Public Forum is a meeting where local residents define the most challenging issues in a given municipality and determine 10P – ten priorities by voting. The outcome is subsequently verified by a survey involving a wide range of citizens. At the forum, the attendees learn how the priorities identified at the forum of the previous year were tackled. The meeting with the public is attended not only by the representatives of local governments but also by the representatives of non-profit organizations, schools and other external experts. Young people are regular visitors to such public meetings. The themes and priorities selected at the youth table often get between the final ten priorities.
Additionally, the members of Czech Healthy Cities can use for free the service of „emotional maps“, which are created during these meetings.
Other highly popular meetings are School and Youth Fora where students can discuss the development of their communities. This year has already seen a record number of 87 of these events aimed at awakening interest of mainly children and students in public affairs.