Scientific Programme

(Subject to change)

Wednesday 3rd October

7:30 - 8:15

Meet at Riverside Entrance

Physical activity session, Morning walk

8:30 - 10:00

Auditorium

Plenary 3: Transformative approaches for Environment and Health in European Cities: inspiring, connecting, acting

Russian, Spanish and Turkish translation available

 

The 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development requires and stimulates transformative approaches to addressing existing and emerging environment and health challenges faced by Cities. This means, for example, linking People, their health and well-being to the Places where they live, and to the Planet, which provides the resources and support on which our very existence depends. In this complex and intertwined context, any European Healthy Cities are at the forefront of addressing themes such as the circular economy and the re-thinking of urban spaces in an effort to turn the urban challenges of the 21st century into opportunities that can deliver multiple benefits. The session will use inspiring experiences from different European Urban contexts to stimulate action.    

 

Keynote speakers:                                                   

  • Mr Janez Potočnik, Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, former European Commissioner for Research and Development, former European Commissioner for the Environment, Partner SYSTEMIQ

  • Mr Victor Everhardt, Deputy Mayor of Utrecht and Chair, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Working Group on Environment and Health

 

Roundtable:

  • Mr Janez Potočnik Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, former European Commissioner for Research and Development, former European Commissioner for the Environment, Partner SYSTEMIQ

  • Mr Victor Everhardt, the Deputy Mayor of Utrecht and Chair, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Working Group on Environment and Health

  • Ms Brigit Staatsen, RIVM, Netherlands, Chair of the Environment and Health Process Working Group

  • Professor Jonathan Patz, Professor and Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA.

  • Mr Tom Andrews, Director – Sustainable Food Cities, UK

  • Representative of the European Committee of the Regions (TBC)

 

Moderator:

  • Dr Laurence Carmichael, Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England, Bristol

 

Session Chairs:

  • Ms Katrina Godfrey, Permanent Secretary, Department for Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

  • Dr Piroska Ostlin, Director, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being, WHO Regional Office for Europe

10:15

Delegates to leave Riverside entrance, Belfast Waterfront for site visits

Tea and coffee will be served on arrival at site visits

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Site Visit 3: Diversity in South Belfast

 

Host: Chinese Welfare Association and South Belfast Partnership Board, including a visit to Ormeau Park.

Lunch venue: Titanic Hotel

Site Visit 2: Regional Trauma Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital
 

Host: Emergency Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, including historical tour of the community.

 


Lunch venue: Howard Street Restaurant

Site Visit 1: Innovative approaches to medicine

 

Host: Cancer Centre at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and Macmillan Support and Information Centre, including a visit to Botanic Gardens

 

Lunch venue: Deanes at Queen's

Site Visit 4: Shaping the future development of Belfast, a Local Development Plan

 

Host: Belfast City Council, including a tour of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter

 

Lunch venue: Salt Bistro

Site Visit 5: Connswater Community Greenway

 

 

Host: Eastside Visitors Centre, including a walk or cycle along the greenway.

 

Lunch venue: Titanic Hotel

Site Visit 6: Supported Housing for people living with dementia and developing Dementia Friendly Communities

 

Host: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with Clanmil Housing Association, Radius Housing, including a guided historical tour of the local area

 

Lunch venue: Belfast Castle

Site Visit 7: Public Health tour of Belfast

 

Host: Belfast Healthy Cities, including a walking tour of Belfast

 

Lunch venue: Clifton House

Site Visit 8: Treating conditions – exercise through prescriptions

 

Host: Active Belfast, Public Health Agency, including a tour of Olympia Leisure Centre

 

Lunch venue: Tedfords Kitchen Bar & Restaurant

Site Visit 9: W5 Science Centre

 

Host: W5, including a walking tour of Titanic Quarter

 

Lunch venue: Titanic Hotel

Site Visit 11: Belfast – an age-friendly city

 


Host: Healthy Ageing Strategic Partnership, including participation in a tea dance

 

Lunch venue: James Street South Bar and Grill

Site Visit 10: Early years; intervention approaches in Shankill

 

Host: Greater Shankill Partnership, including a walking tour of Shankill Road

 

Lunch venue: The Foundry Café, Spectrum Centre

Site Visit 12: Belfast – A UNESCO Learning City

 


Host: Footprints Women’s Centre, including a tour of west Belfast

 


Lunch venue: Tedfords Kitchen Bar & Restaurant

Site Visit 14: Prosperity along the River Lagan

 

Host: Department for Communities, including a boat tour of the River Lagan

 

Lunch venue: The Dark Horse

Site Visit 13: Sustainable growth - a city region deal

 

Host: Belfast City Council, including a tour of Belfast City Hall

 


Lunch venue: Coco

Site Visit 16: Institute for Global Food Security

 

Host: Queen’s University Belfast, including a guided tour of Queen's University 

Lunch venue: Deanes at Queen's

Site Visit 20: Health and Housing

 

Host: Northern Ireland Housing Executive, including a bus tour of Belfast

 

Lunch venue: Cafe Parisian

Site Visit 21: Creating a shared city

 

Host: Girdwood Community Hub, including a visit to Crumlin Road Gaol

 

Places available: 40

Lunch venue: Belfast Castle

Site Visit 17: Bryson Recycling – leading social enterprise

 

Host: Bryson Charity, Mallusk

 

Lunch venue: Belfast Castle

Site Visit 19: A Care Zone in North Belfast

 

Host: Care Zone.

Including a visit to Belfast Castle

 

Lunch venue: Belfast Castle

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch

Waterfront – for delegates not attending a Site Visit

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Parallel Session D

14:30 - 16:00

Strategic Workshop

Hall 2A
Russian translation

Auditorium

Turkish translation

16:00 - 16:30

Hall 1

Break

Participatory Art

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Parallel Session E

16:30 - 18:00

Auditorium
Turkish Translation

Learning through Practice

Hall 2A
Russian Translation

Learning through Practice

Hall 2B
Spanish Translation

Learning through Practice

Room 3A

19:00 - 22:00

Malone House, Barnett Demesne

Politicians' Dinner (Invitation only)

Shuttle buses will be available. 

Music by Belfast String Quartet

 

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey

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