Second expert meeting of The Coalition of Partners to Strengthen Public Health Capacities and Services in the European Region: how do we collaborate powerfully and accelerate targeted action?(2018)
Helsinki, Finland 28 – 30 November 2017
The second expert meeting of the Coalition of Partners (CoP) to Strengthen Public Health Capacities and Services in the European Region was held in Helsinki, Finland on 28–30 November 2017. The meeting was co-organized and co-hosted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland and the Public Health Services Programme, Division of Health Systems and Public Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe. The meeting objectives were twofold: to strengthen the CoP as a powerful platform for joint action and learning; and to co-create concrete actions and initiatives to move forward. Participants collectively assessed progress on current projects, developed methods to strengthen the collaborative platform underpinning the work of the CoP, and deepened their relationships. Twenty new actions and ideas were created during sessions and workshops, opening up a breadth of opportunities for the CoP to achieve its objectives during 2018/2019. The European Public Health Association invited the third CoP meeting to take place in November 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to coincide with the annual European Public Health Conference.