Blue spaces: how to promote health and wellbeing in Europe
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (GMT time) / 15:00 – 16:00 (CEST time)
Date: Friday 20 November
Join our experts as we share the Project’s latest scientific evidence with the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament (SEArica), highlighting the relationships between blue spaces, health and wellbeing in Europe.
The team will also highlight how the quality of blue spaces can be measured and improved to address health inequalities and environmental challenges, both now and in the future.
Which experts are speaking at the event?
- Lora Fleming, University of Exeter, UK
- Lewis Elliott, University of Exeter, UK
- Mireia Gascon, IS Global, Spain
- Susanne Wuijts, RIVM, Netherlands
How can I register?
The event will take place on Zoom and will also be live-streamed on our Youtube channel.
Who should attend?
Please also join us if you are an interested citizen, policymaker, decision-maker, urban planner, business, blue space manager, public health or medical professional.
Why should I attend?
Attend this webinar to find out how public health and urban planning initiatives can work together to promote health equality and improve access to quality blue environments. We’ll also explain how BlueHealth tools, evidence and case studies can be used to inform decision making, and what research gaps need to be filled to protect urban health and the environment.
The topic of BlueHealth is increasingly important with over 200 million Europeans living in cities established on coastlines, river networks, and lakes. Manmade water features such as fountains, canals and ponds also provide connections to nature in towns and cities. These blue spaces provide vital services to those living in towns and cities, while also playing a major role in determining people’s quality of life.
Hosted in partnership:
This webinar is being hosted in collaboration with the Seas, Rivers, Islands & Coastal Areas (SEArica) Intergroup approved by the current legislature of the European Parliament and European Marine Board.