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PROGRESS Project: Working for Equity in Health Conference Announcement


Date: Monday, 26 November 2012

Venue: Thon Hotel EU - BRUSSELS                                                          Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75, B-1040, Brussels

Registration is now open for the concluding PROGRESS Project Conference


Working for Equity in Health is a Progress project focusing on the issues of work, worklessness and social protection. It has reviewed the evidence for policy making and looked at best practice for communities to build on their assets. Case studies were developed in Hungary and Poland and a benchmark tool developed. This conference will share learning from the project and include keynote presentations from international experts in the field to expand on the themes.

The concluding PROGRESS Project Conference – Working for Equity in Health - will be held in Brussels on Monday, November 26th 2012. The aim of PROGRESS has been to explore the relationship between work and worklessness as social determinants of health and using an asset based approach support individuals and communities to sustain better health and well-being across the European Union.

Dr Harry Burns, the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland will chair the day and introduce a range of leading experts from partner countries who have taken part in the 2 year EU funded project. Key note presentations will include Sir Michael Marmot, country case studies will provide insight into evidence based practice and interactive sessions will highlight learning from the project and promote a set of high level recommendations for future action.

The conference is targeted at government departments, NGOs, academic institutions, policy makers, local government, the business sector and practitioners working in the field. The day will provide a forum for delegates to exchange ideas and network with colleagues with the aim of developing a better understanding of the connection between work and improving the health and well-being of communities across the European Union.

To register interest for the conference, please enter your details below. Required fields are marked with a chevron (>>).

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to discuss the event further, or would like any further information, please contact the Health Action Partnership International Team on (+44) 0207 383 9010 or email - events@hapi.org.uk

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