COFACE Families Europe: Shaping a healthy environment fit for children
3-4 October | Helsinki, Finland
Families want a healthy environment for their children to thrive and develop their own wings. This year, we celebrate 30 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. For the occasion and with Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) in mind, in Helsinki on 3-4 October under the Finnish Presidency of the EU, COFACE Families Europe and Vaestoliitto (the Family Federation of Finland) will host a gathering of family professionals on the topic of shaping a healthy environment fit for children. This is an open conference, and the organisers are aiming to gather between 80-100 key stakeholders from Finland and Europe.
Taking a holistic family perspective and multi-generation approach as a starting point, the organisers will use this opportunity to:
- Consider different areas (education, nutrition, early childhood education care, environmental risks, child-friendly cities, family circumstances) which impact the health and well-being of children.
- Bring to the fore the expertise of the COFACE network and consider together how to strengthen the child health perspective in different areas.
- Use the conference as an Open Space for family professionals to meet, exchange, network, collaborate, and build transnational dynamics.
- Use brainstorming and exchanges to develop the first elements of a 2030 compass to guide the work of COFACE and partners to ensure they can develop measures to build a healthy society, environment and economy fit for children.