Webinar series

“Sharing knowledge to support the global community of everyone with an interest in the education and health of children and young people”. This is the objective of the webinar series developed by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Centre in “Global Health & Education”. We do this in partnership with major international organizations and a network of 70 universities. The content has a unique balance between contributions of the best experts and the experience of actors in the field. Together each webinar contributes to an article about the future of health promotion. The webinars can be linked to initial and continuing training.

The webinar series are:

  • Innovative
  • Short and structured
  • Following a similar format
  • Focusing on specific issues related to education and health of children and young people
  • Highly interactive
  • Resulting in providing relevant resources on the topic via our website.

The webinar programme is rooted in local contexts and cultures and will be offered in different languages.

The webinar series will be announced through TwitterLinkedIn, our website and regular news updates. They are broadcast live on our YouTube Channel.

The journal Health Education is the official journal of our webinar series and aims to support UNESCO’s mission of sharing knowledge to support the global community.

SANOFI Espoir Foundation supports the Global Health & Education webinar series


10 December 2020 – Education as a “social vaccine” against COVID-19

Prof. Terje Andreas Eikemo, Professor of Sociology, Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN), Dept of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Prof. Clare Bambra, Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet, Belgium

14.00-15.00 CET English

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3 December 2020 – Health, literacy and education in Persian speaking countries: achievements, challenges and the link


Prof. Alireza Zali, Vice-chancellor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Dr. Mojtaba Zeinivand, Deputy Minister of Education, Iran

Prof. Didier Jourdan, UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education, France


Assoc. Prof. Nastaran Keshavarz Mohammadi, School of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Co-chair of the scientific and ethical committee of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education

Mr. Abdul Jalal, M.A International Public Policy, M.A International Relations, External-Policy and Partnership Consultant at Aga Khan Cultural Services-Afghanistan

Dr. Nazira Sodatsayrova, Secondary School Teacher Educator, Tajikistan

8.30-10.00 CET, 11.00-12.30 Iran, 12.00-13.30 AFT, 12.30-14.00 TJT Persian

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24 November 2020 – Sante et environnement : que sait-on aujourd’hui ? (Health and environment: what do we know today?)

Pr. Denis Zmirou-Navier, President of the Health and Environment Commission of the High Council of Public Health, France

18.00 – 19.00 CET French

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18 November 2020 Globalización Neoliberal y el Derecho a la Salud de la Niñez Migrante en Latinoamérica (Neoliberal globalization and migrant children’s right to health in Latin America)

Dr. Hiram V. Arroyo, Director Department of Social Sciences, Director WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Health Promotion and Health Education, Faculty of Biosocial Sciences and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Marinilda Rivera Diaz, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, International Federation of Social Workers, Latin American Social Science Council, Puerto Rico

Dr. Antonio Hernández, Physician, Latin American Association of Social Medicine, Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO), El Salvador

16.30-17.30 CET, 11.30-12.30 AST Spanish

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10 November 2020 – Un cadre opérationnel pour l’éducation à la santé : les apports du paradigme de la complexité (An operational framework for health education: the contributions of the complexity paradigm)

Fadi El Hage, Professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, Delegate of the Rector for Professional Development, Holder of the Diane Foundation Chair for Education for Eco-citizenship and Sustainable Development.

15.30-16.30 CET French

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13 July 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic: better aligning education and health

Nicola Gray, on behalf of UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education and International Association for Adolescent Health (IAAH)

Sean Slade, Senior Director of Global Outreach ASCD

Antonia Wulff, COVID 19 Policy Co-ordinator Education International (EI)

English, simultaneous translation in French (français) and Spanish (espagnol)

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22 June 2020 – Health Promotion Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephan Van den Broucke, Vice-Dean of the Catholic University of Leuven and Vice-President for Scientific Affairs of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)


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3 June 2020 – Éducation et santé: faire de la recherche AVEC les gens (Education and Health: Doing Research WITH the People)

Aurélie Maurice, Senior Lecturer in Education Sciences, member of the Laboratory of Education and Health Practices (LEPS) EA 3412, University Sorbonne Paris Nord.


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14 May 2020 – Pandémie de COVID-19: les réponses de la promotion de la santé (COVID-19 Pandemic: Health Promotion Responses)

Professor Stephan van den Broucke, Vice Dean Université catholique de Louvain, Vice President for Scientific Affairs IUHPE


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16 March 2020 – Adolescence et sexualité : parlons-en ! (Adolescence and Sexuality: Let’s Talk!)

Joëlle Mignot, sychologist, clinical sexologist, co-responsible for the Sexual Health, Sexology and Human Rights Unit at Paris Diderot University.


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