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EmpowerKids project presented at the eHealth workshop in Budapest PDF Print E-mail

Closed in March 2018, the Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association’s EmpowerKids project and the EmpowerKids Tool were presented at the eHealth workshop in Budapest as a part of the ESI Funds for Health project. ESI Funds for Health is an initiative of the European Commission to map and monitor the EU-funded projects in the area of health in the current programming period of the EU budget. The results of the project should help formulate the new agenda for funding for health and wellbeing in order to make healthcare effective, accessible and effective.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018 19:12
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WIS 2018 Conference: Digitalization should be linked to the sustainable development PDF Print E-mail

Is the digitalization good or bad? How can it serve to boost the health and wellbeing of the people? And how it can support fighting inequalities without widening the gap between the digitally literate and illiterate? This and much more was discussed in Turku between 27 and 29 August on the occasion of the 7th International Conference Wellbeing in the Information Society, organized by the University of Turku, Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association with the support of other partners.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2018 18:51
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Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association celebrates 20 years! PDF Print E-mail

In 2018, the Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association celebrates 20 years of the operations. The festive dinner attended by the board members and the former directors, was organized in the cooperation with the Wellbeing in Information Society – WIS 2018 conference on 28 August in the Turku Castle. It provided the occasion to remember the beginnings of the Association and highlight its current activities in health and wellbeing promotion in the cities of the Baltic Sea Region.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:18
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EU Funding for Health - Good Practices and the Future of Funding PDF Print E-mail

On June 15, 2018 the ESI Funds project hosted a workshop on Health Promotion at the University of Zagreb’s School of Public Health “Andrija Štampar“. The event focused on how EU funds have been used, and can be used to improve population health and prevent disease. Presenters included university professors, representatives from the European Commission’s DG Sante, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Finance in Croatia, as well as EU funded project implementers who shared their good practices.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2018 09:18
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Promoting Active Cities Throughout Europe - more needs to be done PDF Print E-mail

The 2018 Eurobarometer on sport and physical activity brings the disturbing results. Physical inactivity rates continue to increase as the rate of the Europeans never playing any sport or exercising has risen from 42 to 46% (2013-2018). The trend that is concentrated among the following socio-demographic groups: over 55-year-olds, those having left school before 15, and women.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 June 2018 19:10
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