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

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.