Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Part 7 of the History of Youth participation in the process of environment and health policymaking

Since the fist Declaration Drafting group meeting [Brussels, June 2008] youth delegates started to participate in preparation the Declaration for the Fifth Ministerial Conference.

In Luxembourg in January 2009 the Thematic meeting on healthy environments was held. It was a part of the preparatory process towards to the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health to be held in Parma, Italy, in 2010. It addressed respiratory diseases, obesity and injuries through spatial planning of health promoting environments. The participants discussed technical issues and advanced the drafting of the Declaration of the forthcoming Conference.

The Third High Level Preparatory Meeting in Bonn [27-29 April 2009] was the last high level meeting in the series of EEHC events for Member States in preparation for the Fifth Ministerial [Conference on Environment and Health, to be held in Parma, Italy, on 10-12 March 2010.
Participants were informed on the proceedings that are expected to take place during the Conference as well as on the activities and products to be delivered at the Conference. They commented on drafts conference papers - notably the Conference Declaration - and on events. Precedence was given to discussion on the main topics on the Conference agenda: CEHAPE priorities, climate change and socioeconomic and gender inequities.

to download the Report of the Third high-level preparatory meeting in English click here

With the kind support of the Ministries of Health and Environment in Serbia our plan was to hold a youth preparatory meeting in June 2009. This meeting would have as its agenda some worksessions on skill building, such as proposal preparation, working with ministers and high level officers in ministries of Environment and Health, making presentations as well as technical workshops on CEHAPE and preparations for our participation at the Ministerial Conference in Parma 2010. Unfortunately the funding we hoped would be in place for the June meeting failed to materialise, although our Serbian hosts had worked hard on our behalf to prepare the ground. In support of this, we co-opted Jovana Dodos from Serbia to be our international Youth Delegate link in the country. Although our efforts for our meeting in Serbia did not work out, we can announce that now our preparatory meeting will be held 8-10 January 2010 in Brussels with funding from DG SANCO and and support from HEAL.

No comments:

Post a Comment