March 5, 2013 - 16:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - UEFA will highlight its public health activities at the European Healthy Stadia Conference in Manchester on March 21, which will showcase good practice from across the continent.
Promoting public health, environmental sustainability and active lifestyles through football clubs and their stadia will be among the key topics for discussion at the UEFA-supported European Healthy Stadia Conference, which will take place at the City of Manchester Stadium on March 21.
The conference, organized by the European Healthy Stadia Network, aims to promote public health through football clubs and their stadia, while also consolidating the corporate objectives of clubs. Featuring a program of over 35 keynote and plenary speakers, the European Healthy Stadia Conference will showcase good practice and policy developments in the cross-cutting fields of sport, health, environmental sustainability and corporate & social responsibility.
In addition to hearing from clubs such as FC Barcelona, VfL Wolfsburg and Manchester City FC, the conference will include presentations from UEFA's football and social responsibility (FSR) unit. FSR health partners World Heart Federation will present further information on the Make a Healthy Heart Your Goal campaign, and their plans to address girls and women at UEFA Women's EURO 2013 in Sweden, encouraging them to lead an active, healthy lifestyle and practice sports such as football to help reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
For the first time, the conference will have a half-day plenary seminar on sustainability and sport, covering the key topics of waste management, green transport options and resource conservation. Speakers will discuss a range of environmental, economic and social issues ranging from reducing the carbon footprint of BBC Sport's outside broadcast unit, through to the environmental management of the Republic of Ireland's national stadium, UEFA official website reported.