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Pre-conference: Genuine Participation and the Transformational Potential of Health Promotion – Coronavirus Politics – UNESCO Chair speaking

10 November 2021 @ 9:00 am 12:30 pm CET

Online pre-conference of the 14th European Public Health Conference 2021

Organised by EUPHA Health Promotion section, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and International Institute, University of Michigan.

The main goal of this pre-conference is to open new perspectives on genuine participation as a means to highlight the transformational potential of Health Promotion. By shifting participation as a mantra to participation as a practice this pre-conference aims at establishing a stronger focus to inclusion as part of health-for-all-policies. During the preconference we will:

  1. identify gaps between discourse and practice in participation
  2. discuss a range of practices and tools to guide the transformational potential of health promotion
  3. share priority areas for moving ahead with genuine participation

Next to these objectives, we wish to create a space that supports international networking among professionals and researchers interested in advancing participatory community-based public health interventions.

Speakers are:


  • Luis Saboga-Nunes, EUPHA Health Promotion section; Institute of Sociology University of Education, Freiburg, Germany


  • Goof Buijs, WHO Collaborating Center & UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education
  • Bjarne Bruun Jensen, Professor in Health Promotion, Senior Adviser, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Round table

  • Goof Buijs, facilitator, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education
  • Mamdouh Wahba, Egypt
  • MinChien Tsai, Taipei
  • Nicola Gray, UK
  • Rául Mercer, Argentina
  • Vanessa Salgado (pre-recorded video), Brazil
  • Marco Akerman, Brazil

For more information and registration



10 November 2021
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CET


EUPHA Health Promotion section
UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education