On the 10th of December, Public Health Wales hosted a conference on "Sustainable Development and International Health Partnerships in Wales". The event took place at the Chapter Arts Center in Cardiff, and had the following goals:
- To explore the implications of the SDGs for Europe, the UK and Wales in particular.
- To raise awareness, improve knowledge, facilitate debate and discuss routes and opportunities for the SDGs implementation in Wales in order to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities across the life course.
- To provide a coherent framework linking sustainable development, wider health determinants, global citizenship and responsibility, international and everyday work of health professionals across the NHS and other sectors in Wales.
- To look at the implementation of the Charter for International Health Partnerships in Wales, exploring where we are one year on and looking at examples of good practice.
- To raise awareness of and interest in European funding opportunities with a focus on the upcoming Horizon 2020 call and how the NHS can benefit from it.
The event counted with the participation of two EuroHealthNet staff members. Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet's Managing Director, has presented the segment "Sustainable Development, Improving Health and Reducing Inequalities - the EU context and EuroHealthNet". Ana Oliveira, Junior Liaison Officer, co-presented the one of the conference's parallel sessions on "European funding opportunities for health and wellbeing—Horizon 2020 upcoming calls information practical advice and experiences."
The full agenda and presentations can be found on Public Health Wales' International Health Coordination Centre website.