First Annual Business and Technical Conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks in Phase VI (2014–2018)

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24–26 June 2015, Kuopio, Finland

The City of Kuopio hosted the First Annual Technical and Business Conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks in Phase VI (2014–2018), with 302 participants from 33 countries, including representatives from 65 cities and 17 national networks.

The overarching theme of the Conference was political choices for healthy cities, and the theme was explored through three main thematic strands that reflected the Phase VI themes and priority issues:

  • city health diplomacy and reaching out to other sectors;
  • equity, resilience and the life-course, with a special focus on the health of women and
    older people; and
  • healthy urban planning and urban innovation and technology, with a special focus on
    physical activity and active living in general.