International Healthy Cities Conference in Athens, Greece
Official delegation from Izhevsk participated in the annual scientific and practical International Healthy Cities Conference that took place in Athens, Greece from 22 to 25 of October, 2014. Deputy head of the Izhevsk City Administration on social policy Ms. Irina Tesleva and Healthy Cities project coordinator in Izhevsk Ms. Elena Zimina became members of the delegation.
Participants from 56 countries, WHO representatives, health-sector experts, members of the networks, cities officials shared their good practices and experience, and celebrated 25 years of the healthy cities movement during the conference that was organized under the motto “Health and the City: Urban living in the Twenty first Century”.
The Conference offered a meeting point and platform for dialogue and learning about effective ways to deal with some of today’s most complex public health issues for urban and city leaders and practitioners as well as networks, agencies and institutions that are concerned with people, health, capacity-building, leadership, governance, equity and urban design. Special emphasis was placed on learning about the value and methods of city networks as locomotives for innovation and change.