WHO Europe

Over the last thirty-five years, encompassing six phases, the WHO European Healthy Cities Network has been a platform for inspiration and learning for European cities. The principles, methods and vision of Healthy Cities have remained true to the strategic goals of the Network, since its foundation in 1988:


to promote action to put health high on the social and political agendas of cities


to promote policies and action for health and sustainable development at the local level, emphasising addressing the determinants of health and equity in health


to promote intersectoral and participatory governance for health, well-being and equity in all local policies and integrated planning for health

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