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Competition: 2nd Children’s environmental health project competition

Five years after the launch of the “Children Environmental and Health Action Plan for Europe” (CEHAPE), we are now seeking entries to the second CEHAPE Good Practice Awards.

In March 2010, the Fifth Conference of Ministers on Environment and Health - "Protecting Children’s Health in a Changing Environment" - will take place in Parma, Italy. The Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health is the next milestone in the European environment and health process. Focused on protecting children’s health in a changing environment, the Conference will drive Europe’s agenda on emerging environmental health challenges for the years to come.

Keeping children’s health in the spotlight: Awarding good practice


Children’s health continues to be a leading concern; their health is at risk from a changing environment. The second CEHAPE Awards aim to uncover and highlight inspiring and innovative projects that promote children’s environment and health. Entrants must be based in one or more countries of the 53 in the WHO Europe region (map with full list of countries)

The winning entries will be invited to present their projects at the Conference of Ministers in Parma - March, 2010.

The 2nd CEHAPE Awards have been developed jointly by Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Health & Environmental Alliance (HEAL), ISDE Austria and European Eco Forum, and are sponsored by the governments of Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, and supported by the European Commission.

How to enter: Tell us your story

To enter the CEHAPE Good Practice Awards, we want to hear about your projects and campaigns in children’s environment and health. There are eight individual categories for entry;

• Water and/or Sanitation,

• Accidents and/or Physical Activity,

• Indoor air and/or Outdoor air,

• Chemicals and or Radiation,

• Youth participation, Mobility,

• Climate protection, Schools.

The winners of each category will be awarded 1,000 Euros towards their project, and will be invited to present their project at the Parma Ministerial.

If you are involved in a project to protect children’s environmental health, please send us a completed entry form.

Information about the call is available in English, Romanian, Russian, Karghiz, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Armenian and Georgian. However, the entry form can only be filled out in English and Russian

The deadline for submission of entries is 7 December 2009. The winners across the eight categories will be announced on 22nd January, 2010.

Please help us by disseminating this announcement through your own networks.

Good luck, we look forward to receiving your entries!

Last updated on 10 June 2011

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