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4th CONFERENCE-DEBATE: Health Education Challenges of the 21st Century
When: 22 Jun 2022
Organiser: Comité mondial pour les apprentissages tout au long de la vie (CMAtlv),

Health education facing the main challenges of the 21st Century CONFERENCE-DEBATE

Wednesday June 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

City of Sciences and Industry of Paris La Villette and DISTANCE

French and English – Simultaneous translation

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While progress of all kinds has increased life expectancy in recent decades, health and well-being education remains a key issue for populations. Climate change, current lifestyles and their consequences on health will be reflected in profound structural and geopolitical changes. To avoid or reduce these consequences, we must learn throughout life to behave differently in our relationship to ourselves, to others and to the planet.For the future, health education must be extended to all dimensions of life. It is necessary to learn how to eat in a healthy way, how to use and share the available resources of the planet in an intelligent and sustainable way. The development of skills related to changes in health professions is a major challenge with regard to these health and social needs.

This conference-debate, which aims to raise awareness and provide keys to understanding contemporary public health issues, based on inspiring initiatives and actions, will be introduced by Rafaël RICARDOU, Head of Department Cité des métiers - Cité de la health, Universcience, and moderated by Alexandre GINOYER, president of the CMAtlv.


- Henrique LOPES, coordinator of the think tank on health education at CMAtlvband director of scientific research in public health.“The current context and the urgent need for lifelong training

- Ewelina CHAWLOWSKA, President of the FOR HEALTH Foundation, Medical University of Poznan, and Mateusz COFTA, Medical University of Poznan (Poland).“The importance of health education for refugees and lifelong learning for health and social workers working with refugees. Introducing a highly successful hands-on training program.”

- John MIDDLETON, ASPHER, Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (Belgium).“Climate change as a high risk factor for health in the decades to come.”

- Veronica McKAY, Executive Dean of the College of Education (CEDU), University of South Africa and UNESCO (UIL).

- Raúl VALDÉS-COTERA, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (Hamburg, Germany).“Evocation of successful experiences in health education in the network of the World Alliance of Learning Cities.”

- Maya PIQUION, Head of Health City Department, Universcience. "Presentation of the City of Health (as a testimony).

"Pre-register on specifying whether you wish to participate face-to-face or remotely. You will receive a confirmation.The conference-debate will be recorded in its French version.

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