Volunteer Now - News

Skip Navigation

Belfast Healthy Cities Launch European ‘Explorer Award’

17 February 2014

As part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of Belfast as a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Healthy City, Belfast Healthy Cities has launched the new annual ‘Explorer Award’. 

It will allow someone working in Belfast in the field of health and wellbeing, including healthy urban planning and design, to visit another WHO European Healthy City or National Network to study their approach to addressing a key issue relating to health inequalities.

There are almost 100 European Healthy Cities, including Udine, Italy; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Stavropol, Russian Federation. National networks include Croatia, Denmark, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Suggested topics for study could include early life; older people; health literacy; physical activity; nutrition and obesity; alcohol; tobacco; mental well-being; health and social services; public health capacity; healthy urban planning and design; transport; the health impacts of climate change and housing and regeneration.

The award is open to applicants from the community, voluntary, public and business sectors. Further information is available from www.belfasthealthycities.com

Applications close on Wednesday 30 April 2014.