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Sustaining resilient and
healthy communities

Stockholm, Sweden
1 - 4 November 2017




INHERIT - environmental sustainability, health, equity and behaviour change


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Organised by EuroHealthNet on behalf of the INHERIT project


The INHERIT project (Inter-sectoral Health and Environment Research for InnovaTion) is a four year (2016-2019) project coordinated by EuroHealthNet and funded by Horizon 2020 aiming for ‘triple win’ ideas for a more sustainable future. It aims to increase our understanding of how the factors that threaten the environment and our health can be modified through lifestyle changes. This is done by identifying policies, practices and innovations which can influence both the environment, improve our health and reduce health inequalities. Focusing on key environmental factors and related inequalities in the areas of living, moving and consuming, we locate effective inter-sectoral policies that promote better health and greater well-being across social gradients.

The project started with reviewing existing knowledge within the areas living, moving and consuming of the main environmental factors which affect health, health equity and well-being. Based on these findings and the DPSEEA model, the “Common Analytical Framework” (CAF) was developed to identify criteria for selecting promising practices in order to test and evaluate innovative approaches across Europe. Around 100 promising practices have been collected and summarized into a database, from which 12 practices will be selected and piloted. Future steps include a visioning exercise, citizens’ forums, household surveys, and the development, implementation and evaluation of 12 pilot projects that encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyles.


13:30 - 13:35 Welcome from chair - 5 minutes
Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet

Session one: Why INHERIT? - 40 minutes

13:35 - 13:55 Setting the Scene: the need for integrated responses to pressing societal challenges
Harry Rutter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Scientific Advisory Board member, INHERIT

13:55 -14:15 Introducing the INHERIT and the promising practices and pilot studies
Ingrid Stegeman and Monica Åberg Yngwe, EuroHealthNet

Questions and discussion

Session two: The way forward - 20 minutes

14:15 – 14:35 Future scenarios and how can we get there – policy options
Kristina Modée, Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Germany

Questions and discussion

Session three: Modeling a more integrated approach to change - 25 minutes

14:35 – 15:00 Introduction to and application of the INHERIT Common Analytical Framework (CAF)
Brigit Staatsen, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands

Questions and discussion

Coffee/Tea – 30 minutes

Session Four: Implementing and learning from the INHERIT pilots - 80 minutes 15:30 - 16:50

Working across sectors – health and environment 
Geir A Espnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Questions and discussion

Reaching the more and most vulnerable: designing for and evaluating impact on health equity
Ruth Bell, University College London, Institute of Health Equity, UK

Questions and discussion

Cost-benefit evaluations –approaches and effects
Aline Chiabai, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain

Questions and discussion

16:50 - 17:00 Conclusions from chair – 10 minutes



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