UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Health Education, Prevention, Health Promotion, Children and Young People

Lifelong learning for health webinar 1/3 – Conceptualizing, raising awareness and developing policies – 1 June 2022

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education (GHE) will co-host this webinar as part of a series aimed at developing a roadmap for the enactment of the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities, adopted at the fifth International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC 5) in October 2021. The webinar will take place on 1 June 2022, from 13.00 – 14.30 CEST.

This is the first webinar in a three-part webinar series entitled ‘Lifelong learning for health: Enacting the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities’. This first webinar will look at ways of conceptualizing lifelong learning for health (LLLH) so that it can be adapted to different city contexts. It will also address raising awareness of the importance of cities for spearheading LLLH initiatives, including initiatives promoting health literacy and citizenship for health. In addition, the webinar will explore the plausibility of establishing city-level intersectoral taskforces who oversee LLLH policy. 

More specifically, the following thematic focuses will be on the agenda: 

  • Thematic Focus 1: Conceptualizing LLLH in order to build policies that recognize local contexts and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals; 
  • Thematic Focus 2: Raising awareness of and garnering private and public support for cities to facilitate LLLH promotion, including for health literacy and citizenship for health; 
  • Thematic Focus 3: Establishing intersectoral taskforces to initiate and oversee LLLH policy development. 

The webinar will be held in English, French and Spanish.

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About the webinar series 

This three-part webinar series will result in a final co-created roadmap for the enactment of the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities. UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) members will work towards the development of LLLH policies, inventories of initiatives and step-by-step action plans to build a health learning pathway for all. For cities and partners beyond the UNESCO GNLC, the webinars are an opportunity to join a rich exchange on LLLH policy development and initiatives and explore the diverse learning city development processes of UNESCO GNLC members. This could serve as a starting point for further involvement and, in some cases, future membership in the network.