A key activity of the Stakeholder work strand was to organise two EU-wide stakeholder debates, which allow for an international exchange of experiences on stakeholder engagement, intersectoral work and health equity from the start.

 

First EU-wide stakeholder debate “Together for Health Equity from the Start”

The first EU-wide stakeholder debate, “Together for Health Equity from the Start”, which was held on 8−9 May 2012 in Budapest, Hungary, introduced the topics of health inequalities and health equity from the start, and discussed stakeholder engagement models. The debate allowed for an exchange of experiences and identified good practice examples in intersectoral action and stakeholder engagement.

Programme | download

Stakeholder debate documentation | download

Presentations

  • Equity Action – the Joint Action on Health Inequalities – Mark Gamsu, Health Action Partnership International | download
  • Work Package 7 of the Equity Action – Ágnes Taller, OEFI, and Caren Wiegand, BZgA | download
  • Health equity from the start and stakeholder engagement – Dr. Piroska Östlin, WHO
    Regional Office for Europe
    | download
  • What is stakeholder engagement: concepts and relevance – John Griffiths, work2health | download
  • Method and steps in stakeholder engagement – John Griffiths, work2healthdownload
  • (Health) inequalities among children in Europe – Dr. Mária Herczog, Eurochild | download
  • The importance of stakeholder engagement in achieving health equity from the start – Dr. Ray Earwicker, Department of Health United Kingdom

Posters

  • Equity from the start – Coordination of perinatal and childhood well-being agencies to tackle health inequalities in Belgium | download
  • How do Belgian actors tackle social determinants of health inequalities in childhood? | download
  • National Centre on Early Prevention, Germany | download
  • The partner process “Healthy Growing up for All”, Germany | download
  • Prevention and Early Intervention Service in Greece | download
  • Equity Action network of Greek Stakeholders | download
  • NGO NOSTOS – Organization for Social Integration, Greece | download
  • The experience of the BES (Sustainable and Fair Wellbeing) – The Italian Council for Economics and Labour | download
  • How the Turin College of Physicians Tackles Health Inequalities | download
  • Experience on stakeholders engagement in the process of elaboration of the 2nd National Strategic Plan for Childhood and Adolescence (PENIA II), Spain| download
  • The results of EUROGBD-SE projects. Definition of priorities and engagement of stakeholders in European countries | download

Second EU-wide stakeholder debate “Together for Health Equity from the Start”

The second EU-wide stakeholder debate was held in Berlin, Germany, on 14−15 November 2012. Building upon the discussions during the first EU-wide stakeholder debate, the second debate aimed to improve ways to build alliances and work with stakeholders to tackle the social determinants of health and address health equity from the start. The second debate identified practical ways of cooperation with other sectors, entry points, barriers and possible solutions to overcome these. It derived concrete results and recommendations on actions to be taken to strengthen intersectoral collaboration for health equity from the start.

Programme | download

Stakeholder Debate documentation | download

Presentations day 1

Welcome and opening

  • Helene Reemann, Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Germany (lead of Work Package 7 “Facilitating broad stakeholder engagement” of the Equity Action)
  • Dr Tamás Koós, National Institute for Health Development (OEFI), Hungary (lead of Work Package 7 “Facilitating broad stakeholder engagement” of the Equity Action)
  • Prof Dr Elisabeth Pott, Director of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), Germany | download
  • Robert Schüßler, Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany
  • Michael Hübel, EU-Commission, Directorate-General “Health and consumers”, Luxembourg

Keynotes

  • Making an impact – The Joint Action on Health Inequalities (“Equity Action”) – Mark Gamsu, Health Action Partnership International (HAPI), England | download
  • Joint actions for real needs – Clive Needle, EuroHealthNet, Belgium | download
  • Successful stakeholder engagement and intersectoral cooperation for achieving health equity from the start – Nicole Valentine, WHO (HQ), Switzerland | download

Parallel fora

1. Education and health

  • Latest developments in the Hungarian public education system through an equity lens – Zoltán Bogdány, Mondolat Consultancy Ltd, Hungary | download

2. Social welfare and health

  • The German National Centre on Early Prevention and the project “A good start into life”- Ilona Renner, National Centre on Early Prevention (NZFH), Germany | download
  • Dr Barbara Filsinger, St. Marien and St. Anna Hospital Ludwigshafen, Germany and Jürgen May, Youth Welfare Office Ludwigshafen, Germany | download

3. Urban planning and health

  • Reuniting Health with Planning: Healthier Homes, Healthier Communities – Andrew Ross, Town and Country Planning Association, UKdownload

Presentations day 2

Parallel sessions

1. Stakeholder engagement and intersectoral action at governmental level

  • Intersectoral action for moving forward health equity: Experience on stakeholder engagement in the Spanish National Strategic Plan for Childhood and Adolescence – Pilar Campos and Ana Gil, Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality | download

2. Stakeholder engagement and multisectoral networks at municipal level

  • The partner process “Growing up Healthily for All” of the National Cooperation Network “Equity for Health” – Dr Frank Lehmann, BZgA, Germany and Holger Kilian, Health Berlin Brandenburg, Germany | download