Media advisory

WHO begins its anticipated webinar series with “True stories”, a migrant and refugee advocacy panel

Copenhagen, 1 August 2017

What

The WHO Regional Office for Europe will launch a webinar series dedicated to addressing the timely and relevant topic of refugee and migrant health and well-being. The first webinar, entitled “True stories: effective advocacy for health and migration,” will focus on the importance of responsible, meaningful and compelling communications efforts to effect positive change for migrants, refugees and host communities.
The Regional Office will provide lunch to all in-person participants.

When

Tuesday 8 August 2017. The live audience is welcome to join at 12:00–14:00 CEST, and online streaming will take place from 12:30–14:00 CEST.

Where

The link for live streaming is: link. The event will take place in Auditorium 3, UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.

Who

The webinar will consist of a live discussion with the following leading experts in the diverse fields of anthropology, education and the arts, all related to the migration and health context:

  • Marie Louise Nørredam, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • Domenico Sergi, Curator and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, United Kingdom; and
  • Mahboobah Rajabi, Digital Artist at Community Arts North West, United Kingdom.

Members of the media are welcome to attend in person or via online streaming. The event will include a live question-and-answer session with the expert panel, which will be open for questions from web participants.

Why

The Regional Office is dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of refugees and migrants across the WHO European Region. This webinar series aims to engage communities throughout the Region around vital aspects of migration and migrating people. The kick-off webinar seeks to embolden audiences to actively advance the way culture addresses and discusses the migration situation through art, media, education and day-to-day interactions. The “True stories” webinar will offer insight into the ways that cultural narratives can directly affect public opinion and government policy.