WHO European Healthy Cities Network working groups

The WHO European Healthy Cities Network working groups were a key mechanism during Phase VI, assisting cities in local-level implementation of Health 2020 and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. By supporting local action and the sharing of knowledge and evidence, working groups aim to improve the health and well-being of populations and, in turn, enhance the effectiveness of the Network.

The overall purpose of establishing working groups was to provide a platform for cities to convene around topics of interest related to health and well-being. The members of working groups can represent the WHO European Healthy Cities Network in technical areas and provide feedback and input on behalf of the Network to relevant WHO/Europe programmes and/or events.

During Phase VI of the Network, a total of 6 working groups were functioning at various stages, ranging from the launch phase to completion phase.

Topics for Phase VI working groups included: environment and health; gender and health; healthy ageing; migration and health; place, health, inequalities and well-being; and working groups for conferences.

More information for Phase VII working groups will be launched in early 2019.