DICE co-director chaired Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

Posted by tf107 at May 15, 2017 02:45 PM |
John Williams, co-director of DICE and member of the ERASMUS E4S Ethics for Sports project, chaired Healthy Stadia Conference 2017
DICE co-director chaired Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

Associate Professor John Williams at the Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

In April 2017, John Williams from DICE once again chaired the European Healthy Stadia Conference, hosted this time at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club.

As is always the case, delegates and presenters - around 200 attended - came from all parts of Europe to hear papers on projects and policies aimed at improving diet, fitness and physical activity of sports fans, with a special focus on issues around alcohol and tobacco use.The Healthy Stadia initiative has been instrumental in encouraging both FIFA and UEFA in football to adopt more health-related strategies, and we also heard presentations from local sports community projects in the UK, Ireland and elsewhere. Sport England outlined its new strategy for increasing activity levels among the inactive in England and Wales, and a presentation was made on the successes of the forthcoming European Week of Sport.

Healthy Stadia also considers the implications for questions about fairness and levels of inclusion in sport which are key features of of DICE's E4S ERASMUS project.

You can find out more about the Healthy Stadia by visiting their website: http://healthystadia.eu/european-healthy-stadia-conference-2017/

You can find out more about the E4S ERASMUS project by visiting their website: http://www.ethics4sports.eu/en/

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