Scientific Programme

(Subject to change)

Thursday 4th October

10:30 - 12:30

Learning through Practice

Hall 2B

Turkish translation

Learning through Practice

Hall 2A

Russian translation

Learning through Practice

Room 2A

8:45 - 10:00

Auditorium

Plenary 4: Food and food systems at the heart of delivering Healthier and Happier Cities for All

Russian, Spanish and Turkish translation available

 

Harmony Choir, North Belfast Schools

Harmony North project aims to bring together ten choirs from North Belfast to sing together in a four-piece harmony.

 

Food and food systems are critical to health, well-being, community resilience and tackling health inequalities. They are relevant to each theme of the Copenhagen Consensus of Mayors and include both a strong cultural and cohesive dimension of communities and urban places, as well as contributing to the economic health and sustainable development of cities. Food plays a crucial role in addressing the global non-communicable disease burden, and food security is essential to withstand shocks and maintain resilience in emergencies. This plenary session will explore the role of cities in achieving food systems that are inclusive of People and contribute to sustainable and healthy Places for all.

 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Professor Geoff Tansey, Curator, Food Systems Academy; Member, Food Ethics Council

 

Respondent:

  • Dr Agis Tsouros, International Adviser Global Healthy Cities and former Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

 

Session chairs:

  • Mr Peter May, Permanent Secretary, Department for Justice, Northern Ireland

  • Professor Richard Alderslade, Senior Advisor, WHO Regional Office for Europe

10:00 - 10:30

Waterfront Hall

Break

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Parallel Session F

13:00

Hall 1, Belfast Waterfront

Moderated Poster Walk

12:30 - 14:00

Hall 1

Lunch

Participatory Art

12:30 - 14:00

Hall 2B, Belfast Waterfront

Universities meeting

During its 30-year history, Healthy Cities have accumulated many facts, practical results and techniques that require scientific understanding. Universities can develop such data, including new preventive medical and socio-economic technologies that can support Healthy Cities in Europe. To achieve maximum efficiency based on cooperation and specialization, it is necessary to create a scientific platform on the basis of which the universities entering the network of ‘Healthy Cities’ can exchange ideas, develop and share them collaboratively with the cities participating in the network. 

 

The meeting will explore developing an open partnership of universities cooperating with Healthy Cities to develop principles of cooperation; direction of the partnership and key themes for scientific and practical support for the cities in the network.

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Parallel Session G

14:00 - 15:30

Strategic Workshop

Room 3A

Learning through Practice

Hall 2B
Turkish translation

Learning through Practice

Hall 2A

Russian Translation

Learning through Practice

Auditorium

Spanish translation

Learning through Practice

Room 2B

15:30 - 16:00

Waterfront Hall

Break

16:00 - 17:30

Business Meeting and Official Closing Ceremony

This session will conclude the conference, including a moderated discussion on the new approaches and exploring a systems approach to healthy cities in Phase VII. It will also present the outcomes of the business discussions during the conference.

 

Moderated Discussion

Healthy Cities- Reflections and Forecasts:

A moderated conversation between Monika Kosinska and Agis Tsouros

 

  • Ms Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe and Regional Focal Point for the WHO European Healthy Cities Network

  • Dr Agis Tsouros, International Adviser Global Healthy Cities and former Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

 

Moderator:

  • Dr Franklin Apfel Managing Director at World Health Communication Associates

 

Healthy Cities 2024 – presentation poster award

 

Adoption of the Belfast Charter

 

Creative Minutes report:

  • Beth McComish, Arts Care

 

Closing on behalf of the City of Belfast:

  • Mrs Suzanne Wylie, Chief Executive, Belfast City Council

 

Closing on behalf of the WHO:

  • Ms Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe and Regional Focal Point for the WHO European Healthy Cities Network

 

Healthy Cities song:

  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust Choir

 

Session Chairs:

  • Ms Elizabeth Mitchell, Chair, Belfast 2018 Conference Steering Committee

  • Ms Monika Kosinska, Programme Manager, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe and Regional Focal Point for the WHO European Healthy Cities Network

19:00

Shuttle buses will be available form pick up points.

19:30

Titanic Belfast

Farewell Reception

Grahame Harris, Piper

Celtic Dream

McStocker Celli Band     

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