2013 Annual WHO European Healthy Cities Business and Technical Conference will take place

On 20-22 Sepetember 2013, the Municipality of Izmir will host the  fifth Annual Business and Technical Conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and the Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks in Phase V.

The overarching theme of the Conference this year is Innovation and Shared Governance for Health and Well-being. This theme will be explored through three main strands: health in all local policies; building resilient communities; and considering the implications of new compelling evidence on the economics of public health.  The emphasis will be on innovation and leadership, drawing on the most recent evidence and experience from across the WHO European Region and beyond. The programme will include presentations on practical applications of health in all policies and whole-of-government approaches; new evidence on the economic case for health promotion and disease prevention; what it takes to build resilient communities; and dealing with the impact of the economic crisis.