Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions hold regular meetings for their citizens to discuss the most burning issues concerning the place where they live. In 2018, the Healthy City Forum was held in 51 towns and cities with a total attendance of 3843 citizens. Another popular event are youth and school fora (32 events during the year 2108) 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.
Again in partnership with Palacky University Olomouc we have offered emotional maps to cities. 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. Healthy Cities are going to offer this service to its members for free also in 2019.
Among other additional services that are free of charge for HCCZ members, we offer also follow up e-surveys in computers or mobile phones, that help to check the outcomes of the planned events at wider spectrum of respondents. In our perspective there is also a new tool for participatory budgets. HCCZ prepares these activities in cooperation with the Mobile broadcast.