European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

About the Conference

The 2017 edition of the European Healthy Stadia Conference was held on Thursday 27th April at the iconic Emirates Stadium – home of Arsenal F.C.

This was the fourth international conference held by Healthy Stadia after previous editions in Geneva, Manchester and Liverpool, and celebrated 10 years of the European Healthy Stadia movement with 200 delegates and 40 speakers from the cross-cutting fields of sport, health and community development participating on the day.

The growing interaction between academic researchers and practitioners in the field of Healthy Stadia was explored, with many presentations underlining the benefits of partnerships established between research institutions, clubs / venues and governing bodies.

The conference was kindly supported by our partners at UEFA and World Heart Federation.

Conference Themes

The conference featured a wide range of plenary and breakout sessions led by national and European governing bodies of sport, foundation trusts, stadium operators, academic researchers and national government and explored the latest developments, trends and examples of best-practices relating to a wide range of cross-cutting themes relating to health and sport including:

  • Physical activity interventions
  • Sports sponsorship, catering options and health
  • Mental health and wellbeing interventions
  • Active travel and active spectatorship

  • Obesity and weight-loss interventions
  • Tobacco control and alcohol policies
  • Research and evaluation partnerships
  • Dementia friendly sports venues

Conference Presentations

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Speaker Organisations

The conference programme featured a wide range of plenary and breakout sessions led by national and European governing bodies of sport, foundation trusts, stadium operators, academic researchers and national government.

  • Arsenal F.C.
  • UEFA
  • Sport England
  • Premiership Rugby
  • World Heart Federation
  • Portugues Football Federation
  • Lancashire CCC Foundation
  • EU Sport Unit
  • European Club Association

  • Amateur Swimming Association
  • Norwegian Football Federation
  • Rugby Football League
  • Everton in the Community
  • European Golf Tour
  • Gaelic Athletic Association
  • KAA Gent
  • English Premier League
  • FIFA

Extra-Time: Reflections on the European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

The power of sport to positively impact the health of fans, local communities and stadium workforces was clear for all to see at the fourth European Healthy Stadia Conference held at Arsenal F.C.’s Emirates Stadium on Thursday 27th April.

Past Conferences

Healthy Stadia Conference 2014

Healthy Stadia Conference 2013

Healthy Stadia Conference 2009

Conference Brochure

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