EU PROGRESS PROJECT: Conference - Working for Equity in Health: Brussels, 26 November 2012

Registration is now open for the concluding PROGRESS Project Conference - Working for Equity in Health to be held in Brussels on Monday, November 26th 2012.

Working for Equity in Health is a Progress project on the issues of work, worklessness and social protection. It has reviewed the evidence for policy making and looked at best practice for communities to build on their assets. Case studies were developed in Hungary and Poland and a benchmark tool developed. This conference will share learning from the project and include keynote presentations from international experts in the field to expand on the themes.

The concluding PROGRESS Project Conference - Working for Equity in Health - will be held in Brussels on Monday, November 26th 2012. The aim of PROGRESS has been to explore the relationship between work and worklessness as social determinants of health and using an asset based approach support individuals and communities to sustain better health and well-being across the European Union.

Dr Harry Burns, the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland will chair the day and introduce a range of leading experts from partner countries who have taken part in the 2 year EU funded project. Key note presentations will include Sir Michael Marmot, country case studies will provide insight into evidence based practice and interactive sessions will highlight learning from the project and promote a set of high level recommendations for future action.

The conference is targeted at government departments, NGOs, academic institutions, local government and practitioners working in the field. The day will provide a forum for delegates to exchange ideas and network with colleagues with the aim of developing a better understanding of the connection between work and improving the health and well-being of communities across the European Union.

For more information, visit HAPI Websi: http://www.hapi.org.uk/

  • Date: Monday 26 November 2012
  • Venue: Thon Hotel EU - Brussels, Belgium
  • Conference free of charge
  • Attached registration form to be sent back to events@hapi.org.ukor register directly by clicking here