Month: September 2023

Invitation roundtable session EU Week of Regions and Cities – 11 October 2023

Invitation roundtable session EU Week of Regions and Cities – 11 October 2023

Local and cross-border cooperation for creating a healthy environment

JOGG is honoured to invite you to it’s official side event as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

The fight against obesity and the importance of a healthy lifestyle is a priority on every political agenda: both in the EU, Member States and at regional and local level. How can we share best practices and accelerate cross-border collaboration between region and cities all dealing with the same complex challenge: all striving to realize a healthy environment? The power of regional and local collaboration, as well as the establishment of a locally integrated prevention approach (health in all policies), both play a significant role in creating a healthy environment in which the healthy choice is the easiest choice in every aspect.

JOGG will kickstart this event by sharing their experience in establishing the conditions for a successful community-based approach. During the roundtable session, we will engage in discussions with various stakeholders what tools and strategies are needed for regions and cities facing similar complex challenges, how an integral community-based approach can serve as a blueprint for other EU regions/cities and what is needed to intensify cross-border cooperation in accelerating the lifestyle transition.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 (Followed by a networking reception until 17:30, with registration starting at 14:30)
Location: Brussels, Thon Hotel EU

This event is hosted by JOGG (healthy youth, healthy future) director Marjon Bachra and Member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) / Alderman of ‘s-Hertogenbosch Ufuk Kahya.

Please register here

About JOGG

JOGG is a Dutch organization dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and preventing obesity in children and young people. Their approach involves coordinated collaboration among local governments, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and community organizations to gather commitment of every important local stakeholder involved that can influence the environment. JOGG aims to create an environment where healthy choices are easier for young people by focusing on raising awareness, creating healthy surroundings, fostering partnerships, and measuring effectiveness while sharing knowledge.

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Ready to Learn and Thrive: Promoting adolescent well-being in schools – 11 October 2023

Ready to Learn and Thrive: Promoting adolescent well-being in schools – 11 October 2023

On Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October, the Global Forum for Adolescents (GFA) will take place online. During the GFA, the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education will present a session about how schools can promote well-being for young people, together with the International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH), UNESCO (France HQ), UNICEF (USA HQ) and WHO (Switzerland HQ).

Education and well-being are mutually reinforcing, underlined by the UN multi-agency 2023 ‘Ready to Learn and Thrive’ report. Students need to be in good health and feel well to be ready to learn, and those who enjoy quality education have better health outcomes. Schools have the potential to offer a comprehensive approach to improve physical, mental and social well-being, benefiting adolescents both short- and long-term. This is only possible if all stakeholders – including teachers and other school staff, students, families, local health professionals and decision-makers – work together, ensuring access to education and information to young people in all their diversity, so no-one is left behind. By examining two vital aspects of school life – the school environment and the processes of learning – we will offer practical advice and reflections emphasizing a coherent, intersectoral and inclusive approach to promoting well-being in schools. The session will include panel discussions and country-based case studies.

Join us Wednesday 11 October at 12:00-12:50 CET.

To register for the GFA.

For resources related to this session.

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Invitation Launch of the 2nd mandate of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, 19-20 October 2023

Invitation Launch of the 2nd mandate of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, 19-20 October 2023

The team of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education is delighted to invite you to be part of two events to celebrate the launch of its 2nd mandate.

Official launch 2nd mandate UNESCO Chair

On 19 October 2023, 14.00 – 17.00 CEST, the 2nd mandate of the UNESCO Chair will be officially launched – in hybrid mode -, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and online. In 2022, the Chair’s application for renewal was approved by UNESCO and WHO. The commitment of the Chair remains the same for this second mandate: knowledge production and sharing, in order to support institutions and professionals committed to promoting health for all and reducing inequalities.

Register here to attend the official launch online or in person at UNESCO headquarters.

Creating the conditions for health for all: from practices to a framework for action

On 20 October 2023, 9.30 – 16.30 CEST, a UNESCO Chair event for the French speaking community will take place – in hybrid mode -, at MGEN headquarters in Paris and online. D The main theme of this day is to support social change to develop environments and practices that promote lifelong learning and health for all. During this event, a number of initiatives that were developed during the first mandate, will be presented and lessons and experiences will be shared.

Register here to attend the French-speaking event online or in person at MGEN headquarters.

We are pleased to welcome you to these two events.

We will share the programme for these events in the next few weeks.

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Save the date – 10 October – webinar on results IBEST 2023

Save the date – 10 October – webinar on results IBEST 2023

On 10 October 2023, Education and Solidarity Network (ESN), Education International (EI) and UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education will present the results of the 2nd edition of the International Barometer of the Health and Well-being of Education Personnel, carried out in collaboration with the Foundation for Public Health.  

For this second edition, the participants come from 11 territories spread over 4 continents: Argentina, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Spain, France, Japan, Morocco, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Quebec. In all, more than 26,000 teachers and education personnel were questioned. 

Covering topics ranging from working conditions and work-life balance to the physical and mental health of education staff and the impact of digital technology on them, the barometer sheds new light on issues of well-being and health at work in education.  
The results will be presented during a webinar on 10 October 2023 (14:00 to 15:30 CEST). 

Interpretation will be available in French, English and Spanish.

Through a dialogue between various stakeholders in education and health and the participants, the webinar will provide a space for exchange and reflection on the main findings of the survey, as well as on promoting the well-being of education staff at national and international level.  

Registration links:


Save the date! A formal invitation with more details on the event program and speakers will be sent out shortly. Feel free to pass on the information!

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