#InheritYourFuture Forum 2018

/#InheritYourFuture Forum 2018
#InheritYourFuture Forum 20182019-06-12T17:09:29+00:00

Adapting how we live, move and consume: European practices for sustainable lifestyles and health equity

 Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier (MQ), 1 Museumsplatz, Vienna, Austria
9:00 – 17:15, 21 November 2018

19:00 – cocktail reception hosted by the Austrian EU Presidency


Do you want to live in a more sustainable, healthier and equitable Europe?

Forum objectives

Held on 21 November 2018, the #InheritYourFuture Forum aimed to connect and showcase inspiring initiatives from across the EU in three key areas for health promotion and equity: living (indoor/outdoor quality environments), moving (healthy lifestyles) and consuming (healthy diets).

Underlying the discussion was the need to consider the issue of scalability – or how to “scale-up” and mainstream practices from the local level to regional and national levels. As such, the Forum:

  1. showcased INHERIT outcomes to date;
  2. encouraged exchange amongst promising practices to further explore how they can contribute to health, equity and environment; and
  3. fostered debate on how such initiatives can be implemented on a broader scale across Europe.

All initiatives presented during the Forum were chosen for their ability to bring about the INHERIT “Triple-Win” of simultaneously improving environmental sustainability, health and health equity, and were presented alongside the 4 positive future scenarios for a healthier, more sustainable Europe by 2040.

Programme overview

Throughout the course of the day, 17 practice presenters, 6 keynote speakers and 8 research leads intervened during an interactive programme to demonstrate how targeted initiatives, quality environments and cross-sector collaboration can encourage and enable people across the social gradient to adopt more sustainable and healthier lifestyles.

The Forum was followed by a reception jointly organised with the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, and was a pre-event to the Austrian presidency conference: “People’s Food – People’s Health: Towards Healthy and Sustainable European Food Systems” held on the following two days, during which the outcomes of the INHERIT Forum were presented at the morning plenary. In the afternoon, the INHERIT Triple-Win Case Study – PROVE Portugal – was one of the ten best practice examples chosen for the conference workshops.   

Attendance and media coverage

The Forum gathered over 110 practitioners, researchers, policy makers and citizens. It was attended and covered by local and national media, including the largest national media provider – the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation – whose video interviews with keynotes and INHERIT partners reached 124,000 viewers. Press releases covering the event were picked up by various media outlets including The Austria Press Agency, which reached over 174,000 persons, and the Austrian daily newspaper Die Presse, whose article had over 740,000 views—the most-read forum-related article.

The activity of the attending participants during the event on social media resulted in a total of 21,300 Twitter impressions from 46 different influencers.

Agenda

 

9:00 – 10:20

Opening Session – SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTH FOR ALL

  • Opening words by the Chair: Harry Rutter, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Bath & Advisory Board member for the INHERIT project
  • Welcome remarks, Karin Schindler, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
  • Sustainability Now! Karl Falkenberg, Former Senior Advisor to the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission

  • Behaviour change in the context of health and sustainability, Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London (UCL) 

  • Local leadership and the EU Urban Agenda, Nicolaas Beets, Special Urban Envoy of the Dutch Interior Ministry, Ambassador of the EU Urban Agenda 

  • Q&A

 

10:20 – 11:00

Session 1 – A GREENER, HEALTHIER AND MORE INCLUSIVE EUROPE

  • The triple-win solution, Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet & Coordinator of INHERIT 

  • Panel discussion with research leads          

    • Brigit Staatsen, Senior Researcher in Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM)
    • Pania Karnaki, Director of Research and Head of European Projects, Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental & Occupational Health (PROLEPSIS)
    • Ruth Bell, Principal Research Fellow and Senior Advisor, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London (UCL)
    • Rosa Strube, Project Manager, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
    • Geir Arild Espnes, Director, Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Center for Health Promotion Research (NTNU)

 

11:00 – 11:30

Networking coffee & tea

 

11:30 – 13:00

Session 2 – SUSTAINABILITY IN PRACTICE

  • How do they do it? Five triple-win practices will be pitched by practice leaders:

    • Restructuring Residential Outdoor Areas (SE), Anna Degerfeldt, Social Anthropologist, Urban Utveckling (Urban Development)
    • Gent en Garde (BE), Marjolijn Vos, Healthcare Staff Member, Gezond Leven
    • Green Gyms for Meatless Mondays in School (UK), Matluba Kahn, study lead at UCL & Craig Lister, Managing Director at Green Gyms
    • SWITCH to Active Travel (AT), Wiebke Unbehaun, Practice Lead for SWITCH to Cycling
    • Questionmark App (NL), Charlotte Linnebank, Founder & Executive Director, Questionmark
  • Leading experts reflect further on how these practices address sustainability, behaviour change, and health equity.

    • George Morris, Honorary Professor, University of Exeter European Centre for Environment & Human Health
    • Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London (UCL)
    • Ruth Bell, Principal Research Fellow and Senior Advisor, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London (UCL)

 

13:00 – 14:00

Networking lunch – sustainable catering by ISS MICH!

 

14:00 – 15:30

Session 3 – SCALING-UP FROM LOCAL PRACTICE TO INVESTMENT

  • Participants will select one of three simultaneous workshops and join promising practice leaders and experts to engage on how to upscale/mainstream better living (green space, energy efficient housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (healthy diets) across policy action.

    Roundtable discussions will address inter-sectoral cooperation, governance, scalability and economic perspectives.

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ChairsIngrid Stegeman (EuroHealthNet)

George Morris (Exeter)

Brigit Staatsen (RIVM)

Sibila Marques (ISCTE-IUL)

Mojca Gabrijelcic (NIJZ)

Nina van der Vliet (RIVM)

RapporteurNathalie Belorgey (BZgA)Milan Scasny (CUNI)Matluba Khan (UCL)
PresentationsEnergy Efficiency Housing (UK), George Morris & Tim J. Taylor, EXETER University, INHERIT Study Lead (UK) 
Place Standard Tool, Stefan Bogoev, Mayor of Municipality of Karposh, Republic of Macedonia & Dragan Gjorgjev, INHERIT Study Lead Thinking Fadura (ES), Silvestre García de Jalón, INHERIT Study Lead 
Restructuring Green Spaces Breda (NL), Marnix Scholman & Ton Gjeltema, Share Urbanism 
An overview of best practices in active travel, Brigit Staatsen (RIVM) 
Lifestyle e-Coaching App (NL), Hanne Spelt, Philips Group Innovation, Research, Brain Behavior & Cognition Group 
Urban Cyclers App (CZ), Vojtěch Máca, INHERIT Study Lead, Charles University, Center for Environmental Issues (CUNI) 
Seville’s Cycling Plan (ES), Marco Garrido-Cumbrera, Professor, University of Seville & co-Founder of Health & Territory Research (HTR
Dinner is ready in 1,2,3 euros (BE), Wim Verbesselt, Project Coordinator, Colruyt Group 
Food Garden Rotterdam (NL), Erik Sterk, Director of Food Garden Rotterdam 
The Vegetable Academy (DE), Antonia Mehnert, Regional Manager for The Vegetable Academy 
PROVE (PT), Natalia Henriques, Coordinator, Regional Development Association of Setúbal Peninsula (ADREPES) & Daniela Craveiro, Associate Researcher, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) 

 

15:30 – 16:00

Networking coffee & tea

 

16:00 – 17:00

Session 4 – LEADING FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT

Chair: Clive Needle, Senior Policy Advisor, EuroHealthNet

  • Workshop rapporteurs present outcomes to inform leadership and policy.

  • Where do we meet to collectively reach the triple win for health, environment and social inclusion?

    A panel with practice and network leaders representing private, public and civil society sectors discuss:

    • Nicolaas Beets, Special Urban Envoy of the Dutch Interior Ministry, Ambassador of the EU Urban Agenda
    • Eelco Smit, Senior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.
    • Lise Gauvin, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Montreal (ESPUM) and Principle Investigator, Multisectoral Urban Systems for Health and Equity in Canadian Cities (MUSE)

 

17:10 – 17:15

CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS

 

19:00

Joint reception with the Austrian EU Presidency Conference People’s food – People’s Health: Towards Healthy and Sustainable European Food Systems (22-23 November 2018)

  • With remarks from:

    • Caroline Costongs, Director of EuroHealthNet & Coordinator of INHERIT
    • Mag. Helena Guggenbichler, IEMBA HSG, Secretary General, Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection
    • John Ryan, Director, European Commission Health and Food Safety Directorate General, Directorate C – Public Health and Crisis Management

 

Venue

Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ)

Museumsplatz 1, Vienna

Home to 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world. A thrilling mixture of historic architecture meets contemporary design, today the MuseumsQuartier is a platform for cutting-edge artistic creation, new discourses, and the exchange of ideas, making it a fitting location for the #InheritYourFuture Forum. The main entrance to the MuseumsQuartier can be seen in the picture to the left.

The forum will take place in the Ovalhalle of the MuseumsQuartier. The entrance for the Ovalhalle is just to the left of the MQ’s main entrance and is titled ‘Arena 21/Ovalhalle,’ as pictured. An additional map of the venue is available at the bottom of the page.

Getting to the Venue

From the Airport:

  • City Airport Train (CAT) The City Airport Train connects the airport with the transport hub at Wien Mitte non-stop in only 16 minutes. You can then walk to the ‘Landstraße’ metro stop and take the the U3 line to the “Volkstheater” stop.
  • The buses of Vienna Airport Lines take you direct to Vienna city center, to the Donauzentrum via Messezentrum and Vienna International Centre (VIC)/Austria Center Vienna, or to the Westbahnhof and Vienna Main Station.

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From Downtown:

  • Metro: travel to the “Museumsquartier” stop on the U2 line. The MQ is also adjacent to the “Volkstheater” stop on the U2 and U3 lines.
  • Tram: the 49 line stops at Volkstheater.
  • Bus: the 48A also stops at Volkstheater.

Speakers

Harry RutterProfessor of Global Public Health, University of Bath & Advisory Board member for the INHERIT project
Caroline CostongsDirector of EuroHealthNet & Coordinator of INHERIT
Karl FalkenbergSenior Advisor to the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) of the European Commission
Susan MichieProfessor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London (UCL)
Nicolaas BeetsSpecial Urban Envoy of the Dutch Interior Ministry, Ambassador of the EU Urban Agenda
Marjolijn VosHealthcare Staff Member, Gezond Leven
Dragan GjorgjevPublic Health Policy Advisor & Professor at the Medical Faculty at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje
Anna DegerfeldtSocial Anthropologist, Urban Utveckling (Urban Development)
Stefan BogoevMayor of Municipality of Karposh, Republic of Macedonia
Charlotte LinnebankFounder & Executive Director, Questionmark
Marnix ScholmanFounder & Urban Designer, Share Urbanism
Antonia MehnertRegional Manager for The Vegetable Academy
Ton GjeltemaUrban Designer, Breda Netherlands
Hanne SpeltPhilips Group Innovation, Research, Brain Behavior & Cognition Group
Marco Garrido-CumbreraProfessor, University of Seville & co-Founder of Health & Territory Research (HTR)
Rosa StrubeProject Manager, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
Wim VerbesseltProject Coordinator, Colruyt Group
Natalia HenriquesCoordinator, Regional Development Association of Setúbal Peninsula (ADREPES)
Erik SterkDirector of Food Garden Rotterdam
Lise GauvinProfessor, School of Public Health, University of Montreal (ESPUM) and Principle Investigator, Multisectoral Urban Systems for Health and Equity in Canadian Cities (MUSE)
Silvestre García de JalónPostdoc, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) & INHERIT Study Lead
Geir Arild EspnesDirector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Center for Health Promotion Research (NTNU)
George MorrisHonorary Professor, University of Exeter European Centre for Environment & Human Health
Eelco Smit Senior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.
Ruth BellPrincipal Research Fellow and Senior Advisor, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London (UCL)
Matluba KhanResearch Associate, UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London (UCL)

Vienna

Discover the Green and Healthy Vienna

Vienna is known as the most livable city in the world. The Global Livability Index (an annual report by The Economist Intelligence Unit) and the Mercer 2018 Quality of Living Ranking include Vienna as the world’s number one city in terms of life quality. Environment and health are important criteria in both studies that are important elements of sustainable living in a city. If you are looking for activities that are good for health and environment, Vienna is the place to be! Check out:

Spend a green day in Vienna including culinary, wellness, cycling, green taxis and a sunset walk in the vinyards.

Take a walk to see Eco-architecture by Hundertwasser – the Spittelau waste incineration plant and the Hundertwasser House.

Image src: hollerei.at

Taste organic food in the city’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants.

Explore the Green cultural Oasis in botanical gardens, cities’ beaches and Water at Alte Donau and hiking around Vienna in Vienna Woods and vinyards.

Image src: www.wien.gv.at

Enjoy mountain spring water directly from the tab.

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