About the conference

Promoting intersectoral and interagency action for health and wellbeing  in the WHO European Region  

7–8 December 2016, Paris, France

The aim of the conference is to strengthen intersectoral cooperation between the health, education and social sectors in the WHO European Region, for better, more equal health and social outcomes for children and adolescents and their families. Organized by WHO/Europe, it will bring together Member States, representatives of international organizations and civil society and experts. The conference is hosted by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of France.

Main objectives

  • Find common areas for policy action between the health, education and social sectors;
  • Identify joint approaches and concrete actions to promote health and social literacy, in order to improve health and well-being, social outcomes and equity; and
  • Outline ways to strengthen intersectoral collaboration between the health, education and social sectors, including at different levels of government.

The conference will be webcast live, and there will be real time coverage on Twitter, using the hashtag  #together4health.