Inspirations for health in the present and the future

Health promoting university | Health promoting company

3-country conference D_A_CH of the networks Health Promoting Universities.

From July 2 to 4, 2018, more than 130 experts from research and practice met to discuss the topic of health promotion and health management in the university and company setting at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Many questions were in focus of the discussions, including the following:

  • How can health promotion succeed in the settings/life-worlds of university and company?
  • What does science show us on this topic, what does the practical experience look like?
  • How can we support each other in our efforts and work for a healthy, sustainable world of work, science and education and develop new inspiring visions, initiate networks and make cooperation successful?

The three days were characterized above all by a lively exchange with practitioners, companies and researchers. The conference ‘visions | Inspirations for Health in the Present and Future’ was the first 3-country meeting of the networks of health promoting universities from the D_A_CH countries. One of the highlights of the conference was the first presentation and signing of the Okanagan Charter, which is now available in German. In a ceremony, the Okanagan Charter, an International Charter for Health Promoting Universities & Colleges, developed in Canada in 2015, was signed by several universities.