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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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At the spring session of the General Meeting of Healthy Cities, it was approved to join the Alliance for Health Literacy – to become part of the organisations and institutions of the Czech Republic which are aware of the social and individual value of health and regard health literacy as an essential part of culture in the 21st century.(27.4.2017)
The new version of Sustainable Cities Assessment Methodology reflects many years of experience with its practical application and current international trends of sustainability assessment. The methodology was developed in 2010-2011 with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and was launched as a pilot project in Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Koprivnice, Litomerice and Vsetin. The methodology was completely updated last year and is now available in version 2017. In addition to the authoring team of Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic and Charles University Environment Centre, the methodology update was also carried out by a group of 40 experts from various fields to cover all the assessed themes.

Earth Day, the largest international campaign focused on environmental protection, is observed annually on 22nd April. It was first celebrated in 1970 in the U.S. Nowadays, the campaign is organised in 192 countries with the assistance of more than 22,000 partner organisations, and more than one billion people from around the world are involved in the activities. The Czech Republic has been celebrating Earth Day for more than 20 years.
The idea of promoting Fairtrade in cities has been supported by Healthy Cities since the very beginning of 2011. The first official Fairtrade Cities were the Healthy Cities of Vsetin and Litomericegradually joined by other Healthy Cities of Chrudim, Trebic, Kromeriz, Hodonin, Mlada Boleslav, Valasske Klobouky. Nowadays, 8 out of 10 Fairtrade Cities in the Czech Republic are Healthy Cities. In 2017, the Healthy Municipal district of Prague 8 was declared the first Fairtrade Municipal district.(4.4.2017)
With the World Health Organization founded on 7 April 1948, the World Health Day is celebrated annually to honour the anniversary of its founding. Various campaigns are taking place worldwide focusing primarily on preventing disease and improving the quality of life. The focus of the World Health Day 2017 is depression. As usual, this year's campaign will be organized mainly by Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions. (28.3.2017)
On Wednesday 22 March, Trebic Healthy City hosted an introductory seminar of the Healthy Cities Spring School – a regular meeting of representatives of municipalities from all over the Czech Republic. The meeting was attended by more than 130 representatives of cities, town and regions and cooperating organizations as well. (22.3.2017)
The meeting of Healthy Municipal Districts took place on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at Prague City Hall. The event was aimed at sharing good practices concerning sustainable development in Prague municipal districts and discussing the possibilities of cooperation. (7.3.2017)
The theme of the conference, which took place on 1–3 March 2017 in the City of Pecs in Hungary, was the World Health Organization program Healthy Cities as pathways to inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Cities where equity, participation and governance are integrated across all activities and procedures. The conference was also dedicated to preparations for 2018, which will mark 30 years of the programme – one of the oldest international initiatives aimed at cities – and will set the criteria and explore the political vision for the period of 2018-2022. (28.3.2017)
On Wednesday 22 February 2017, Novotneho lavka in Prague hosted the Healthy Cities Thematic section focused on strategic management and quality methods in public administration. With over 60 participants, the event covered the issues of quality and strategic planning and management from the perspective of national institutions and included presentations of practical experience and good practice examples from Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic. (23.2.2017)
During 2016 the following events took place: 3 Healthy Cities Schools, 4 Educational and discussion events, 9 accredited training courses for Healthy Cities´ local authorities , 1 “National Sustainable City 2016 Conference”, 4 international meetings and 5 webinars.(18.1.2017)
On-the-spot consultations: 106
Fora for the public / number of participants: 57 / 4493
Youth and school fora: 14 
National events on good practice: 5
Accredited training courses: 12(18.1.2017)
Local Agenda 21 (LA21) is a progressive method and a tool for managing the quality of public administration at local and regional level. In Czech Republic we link it to the principles and measures of the WHO Healthy City Project (HCP). Both - LA21 and HCP assist cities and regions with implementation of health, sustainable development and quality of life principles at the local and regional levels. In cooperation with the public and local partners, they are aimed at ensuring the quality of development of a particular place, at improving the services provided by a local authority, as well as at making the services more efficient. (18.1.2017)
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