Liverpool hosted the inaugural European Healthy Stadia Conference, on 21st September 2009 at the city’s Arena and Convention Centre (ACC). The conference was attended by 250 participants from 18 countries around the world.
The conference was the culmination of the European Healthy Stadia programme, a ground-breaking ‘healthy settings’ project part-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers. The main themes and findings from the project partners were discussed on the day.
Through a mixture of keynote speaker presentations and parallel sessions featuring examples of best practice, the conference demonstrated the powerful position of sports stadia to develop initiatives aimed at influencing healthier eating, increasing exercise, smoking cessation and men’s health, working jointly with local agencies involved in health, urban regeneration, transport and food and drink supplies.
Delegates were addressed by representatives from key national and international sports stadia and sporting organisations, including Liverpool FC, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Olympic Sports Centre Riga, FC Sevilla, London 2012 Olympic Games and UEFA. The conference was also attended by ministerial delegations from Ireland, Italy and Poland.
Following the first Healthy Stadia conference, a short report was published detailing the speakers and the content of their presentations. Click the button opposite to download the report.