The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) is an initiative to facilitate the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform. The recently adopted global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulates key issues that call for urgent action at all levels and by all stakeholders. The ESDW contributes to this ambitious, universal and transformative agenda by promoting the organization of bottom-up activities that have a thematic link to and support the SDGs. As such, the ESDW aims to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda in Europe and calls upon local stakeholders to actively engage with sustainable development, in general, and the SDGs, in particular.
The European Public Health Association, or EUPHA in short, is an umbrella organisation for public health associations in Europe with 81 members from 47 countries.
To celebrate healthy populations and raise awareness of public health, EUPHA is launching the first European Public Health WEEK between 13 and 17 May 2019. The overall theme is “Celebrating healthy populations” and each day focuses on a specific theme:
- Monday 13 May - Becoming, being and remaining physically active
- Tuesday 14 May - Healthy environments
- Wednesday 15 May - Care 4 care
- Thursday 16 May - Sustainable and healthy diets
- Friday 17 May - Youth mental health
Whether you are a health professional, a health organisation or an interested citizen, EUPHA encourages you to join existing events, organise your own and spread the word!
The EUPHW is co-organised by the European Commission and supported by the WHO Regional Office for Europe.