PRE-CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2016 (13:30 - 17:00)
Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Health in all urban policies: Challenges for new trainings
University Paris Ouest, International Council for Science and EUPHA Section on Urban public health
Rationale: Europe is one of the most urbanized continents in the world. If differences between and within cities highlight that there is no urban fatality (good or bad), urban places are globally characterized by inequalities of health. Their determinants are multiple, mainly linked to socio-spatial disparities. The concepts of equity, and of “Health in all urban policies” are relevant for reducing inequalities: inter-sectorial approaches should be developed for an action on the determinants of health. But concrete experiences report many difficulties, especially because of gaps between actors, and between scientific disciplines.
That’s why training is a crucial question, for students as well for decision-makers and actors, even more for researchers and decision-makers The workshop will be focused on this challenge, with 3 key words as a thread: innovation, inter-disciplinarity, and links between research and action.
a. Develop a pedagogy “ problem based learning”, “Learning by doing”
b. Pay a special attention on complementarity between social sciences and health sciences.
c. Defines skills for mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) and need of
d. Develop comparative approaches.
e. Initiate collaborations between researchers, decision makers, actors, civil servants, NGO, Civil society,
Before a general discussion, speakers, coming from different professional domain, will present very briefly (6’) what they consider as priorities for training. Following points of view will be develop:
- Carlos Dora: the point of view of an International
- Arpana Verma: the point of view of a Public Health specialist
- Gérard Salem or Paula Santana: the point of view of a social scientist
- Jason Corburn: the point of view of an urban planner
- tbc, Municipality of Paris, the point of view of a decision maker
- tbc, Municipality in the UK, the point of view of a decision maker
Outcomes: a synthesis will be done and a European initiative will be define for adapted trainings.
The registration fee is € 70 which includes buffet lunch and refreshments.