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Winds of change:
towards new ways of improving public health in Europe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
28 November - 1 December 2018




To achieve gender equality – the importance of reaching young men


Organised by

Public Health Agency of Sweden


Gender equality is part of equality as a whole and is based on the principle that all people, regardless of sex, should have the same opportunities in life. Segregation and inequality between groups in society need attention when working with equality and public health. Society and research need to examine the social norms that reward factors such as middle class, urban life and being white and that can lead to exclusion. At the same time, various specific conditions need attention. And different factors within the group of men also need to be addressed such as class, life expectancy, geography, ethnicity, age, sexuality, etc.

Gender norms and patterns that limit women's opportunities in life may also adversely affect men's opportunities in life. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to men's roles and conditions when working with equality and public health. Gender equality is part of the overall equality. The aim of this preconference is to focus on young men's health and masculinity. Norms that men should be tough, invulnerable, robust and not show weakness lead to a series of problems for both women and men.


Moderator: Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, author, television presenter 

Introductory presentation of a literature overview of trends regarding young men's health, with focus on men 15–29 years of age - 
Sven Bremberg, Associate Professor, Senior consultant, Public Health Agency of Sweden

Thereafter a theoretical section that puts the subject “on the map" – about masculinity in general, how it may have changed and how this may affect men's health -  Anna Månsdotter, Associate Professor, Head of Unit, Public Health Agency of Sweden

Followed by in-depth presentations:



The registration fee is € 20 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.