Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions hold regular meetings for their citizens to discuss the most burning issues concerning the place they live. In 2017, the Healthy City Forum was held in 60 towns and cities with a total attendance of 4488 citizens. Another popular event are youth and school fora where pupils and students discuss the development of their municipality. As in the case of the “adult fora”, the outcomes of these public meetings are submitted to a municipal or city council which will address them further. The purpose of these events is to enhance interest in public matters across all generations. Also a promotional film was created to handle the topic of school fora, which totalled 29 in 2017.
Again in partnership with Palacky University Olomouc we have offered emotional maps to the cities and towns which hold these fora. Emotional maps build on the concept of GeoParticipation using geospatial tools to involve participants in decision-making. Cities and towns will receive their emotional maps in a regular office format or as a GIS layer. The possibility of creating emotional maps was used by 25 municipalities last year and it aroused widespread interest. Healthy Cities are going to offer this service to its members for free even in 2018.