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Parenting for a healthy life – The role of education in adopting a healthy lifestyle

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EPA GA and conference co-organized with UNICEF

VEV – Verband der Elternvereine an den höheren und mittleren Schulen Wiens
PEG – Plattform Elterngesundheit on November 7 – 9, 2019 in Vienna

Nov 7 – 9, 2019 Vienna

Preliminary program:
Thursday November 7th: arrival of participants (Please check the logistics at the end of the document for important additional information!)

Afternoon session in cooperation with UNICEF
15:00 – Registration
15:30 – Opening of the conference
Welcome by a representative of the Austrian Ministry of Education (tbc) Ilaria Favero, UNICEF and Arja Krauchenberg, EPA president
15:45 – Keynote: Presentations from a study done by UNICEF on “Parenting adolescents” representative from UNICEF
16:15 – Dialogue on the role of parents in the health of children across the life cycle fish bowl or panel discussion
17:00 – Practice examples from EPA-members
17:45 – Wrapping up – end of day 1

Friday November 8th:

9:00 – Leaving for school visit (on foot and by public transport)
9:30 – Visit of 2 schools within the Network of Healthy schools in Vienna (Netzwerk Gesunde Schule)
13:00 – Lunch
14:30 – Registration continued
14:45 – Welcome by
Representative of the EU Commission (tbc) Elisabeth Rosenberger, chairwoman of the Viennese Parents’ Association at Higher and Middle schools, president of the Austrian Parents’ Association (BEV) and Arja Krauchenberg, EPA-president

Nov 7 – 9, 2019 Vienna

15:00 – Keynote 1: Vaccination (speaker tbc)
15:30 – Keynote 2: The role of education in adopting healthy dietary habits – what works, why and how, Dr. Manuel Schätzer, SIPCAN
16:00 – Coffee break
16:30 – Parallel workshops: preventing addiction (smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, online-gaming-addiction), moving and exercise in the daily routine
19:00 – Wrapping up – end of day 2
19:30 – Dinner

Workshop sessions:
WS 1 Prevention of addiction – Verein Dialog
WS 2 Moving in class – vital4brain

Saturday, November 9th: General Assembly (guests welcome until lunchtime)

09:30 – Opening
09:45 – Ice-breaker
10:00 – Foundation L4WB: How to include children in the decision making process
10:45 – coffee break
11:00 – Children’s participation in Austria – Children’s parliaments
12:30 – Lunch
14:00 – General assembly statutory meeting (for EPA members only – invitation separately) – Preparation for coming years
19:30 – Dinner

Optional program:
Sunday, November 10th: morning: Optional cultural program: guided tour of town or guided visit of the Caravaggio – Bernini exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Sunday, November 10th: afternoon: Dancing class (first steps training session) at a renown Austrian dancing school

Monday, November 11th at 11:11 begin of the Ball and Carnival Season celebrated on the Graben in the City Centre (close to St. Stephan’s cathedral) by the pupils of all Viennese dancing schools with a great quadrille dance performance which is part of all Viennese balls at midnight.



November 7 @ 15:00
November 9 @ 22:00
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