Mindfulness at school: the Østfold’s pilot project
A small pilot project to include mindfulness classes in Kalnes upper secondary school in 2015 has expanded in the 2015/2016 school year to include more students and teachers. The project is part of Østfold County Council's (Norway) health-promoting schools initiative, one of its priority areas.
Summer School on using evidence to promote health equity and well-being
On 6–7 July 2016, Pomurje Region (Slovenia), a member of the WHO Regions for Health Network (RHN), hosted a Summer School on advocacy and translation of evidence for different audiences on intersectoral action for health equity and well-being that brought together senior civil servants and public health experts from across the WHO European Region.
Environment and health for European cities in the 21st century
Urban, man-made environments have become the dominant environmental determinant of health and well-being. For the first time, a meeting bringing together representatives of cities and local authorities, intergovernmental organizations, agencies and Member States was convened by the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Bonn, Germany, on 27–28 June 2016.
Third High-level Meeting of Small Countries
On 11–12 October 2016, Monaco is hosting the Third High-level Meeting of Small Countries: the 8 Member States of the WHO European Region with a population of less than 1 million.
Tobacco cessation workshop 17–21 October 2016, Moscow, Russian Federation
The purpose of the tobacco cessation workshop is to improve policy-makers’ knowledge, skills and experiences in strengthening national tobacco cessation and treatment systems in accordance with the guidelines for implementation of Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Autumn School on health information and evidence for policy-making 24–29 October 2016, Bucharest, Romania
The Autumn School on Health information and Evidence for Policy-making aims to improve national capacity in the use of relevant health information and generation of evidence to address country-specific questions and issues. The set of targets and indicators defined for Health 2020 receives a particular focus.
CIS training course on cancer registration methods and strengthening cancer registries 28 November - 2 December 2016, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Quantifying the burden of cancer, as well as planning and evaluating cancer control measures, requires population-based cancer registries that are integral to the health system. WHO/Europe and the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer are organizing a training course for countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to build professional capacity in establishing and maintaining high-quality cancer registries that can provide internationally comparable data