Site visits

Conference programme includes site visits related to the conference theme. (Building Healthy Cities: Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable). These programs will give an introduction to local knowledge of health and wellbeing promotion.

  • Site visit no 1: Public space rehabilitation

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre (walking distance)
maximum 60 participants

(*This group is already fulled by participants.)

Content:
Participants will walk to Zsolnay Cultural Quarter from Kodály Centre which is a 5 minutes’ walking distance and will receive a presentation about the development of Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, declared to be a Hungaricum (a unique Hungarian product or attraction) in 2014.

Rehabilitation of the 5-hectare area was the biggest investment during the Pécs 2010 European Capital of Culture Project. It includes 15 protected historic buildings and 88 Zsolnay statues. The formerly unused industrial area now provides public places and programmes for citizens, tourists, students, elderly people, youth, children and families.

After the presentation the site visit will consist of a guided tour around the Zsolnay Quarter and then the participants will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition ‘Golden Age of Zsolnay’ which is a donation of Dr László Gyugyi. The estimated value of the collection is 2 million USD.

  • Site visit no 2: Segregated settlement rehabilitation

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre (by bus)
maximum 20 participants per group

(*This group is already fulled by participants.)

Content:
A segregated area called ‘György-telep’ was an important settlement area of the miners in the outskirts of the city. After the closure of the mines in the early ‘90s the area began to decline. The rehabilitation project is based on the cooperation between the Municipality and the Hungarian Malteses who have worked in the area for seven years.

Participants can visit the community house of ‘György-telep’ and can learn more about the elements of the project, such as: network of family mentors, consultations, education, training, social integration, employment.

The project is implemented with a wide range of cooperation of NGOs, the local government, the University of Pécs, local services, and of course the citizens of the area as well to make this segregated area part of the city again.

After the visit to ‘György-telep’ the participants will be taken to the historical centre of Pécs to visit the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

  • Site visit no 3: Health care and health promotion for vulnerable communities

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre (by bus)
maximum 50 participants

(*This group is already fulled by participants.)

Content:
The participants will have an opportunity to learn more, among other projects, about that activity which provides health service and health promotion for vulnerable people. This project was initiated and run by the Department of Public Health of the University of Pécs and it will be presented to the members of this site visit group.

After the project presentation and discussion participants will be taken to the historical centre of Pécs to visit ‘The Studium Generale of Pécs’ – the medieval university which was founded by Pope Urban V under an edict issued on 1st September 1367.

  • Site visit no 4: Community based drug prevention

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre (by bus)
maximum 50 participants

Content:
The participants will be taken to the city centre where the activity of ‘INDIT Foundation’ will be presented to the participants. Especially projects implemented in a close cooperation with the local government, for example: ‘Party drug aid service’ and ‘Party bus’ programmes in order to promote safer ways of entertainment and to help make the nightlife of Pécs as safe as possible.

Then the participants can walk to the main square of the city to see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim which is one of the most important Turkish relics in Hungary from the Ottoman Conquest, nowadays serving as a Christian church.

  • Site visit no 5: Health promotion in school

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre (by bus)
maximum 50 participants

Pécs has several primary, secondary and integrated schools maintained by the government, the church, or NGOs. A wide range of activities take place in educational institutions in the field of health promotion and of improving environmental awareness. The participants will be presented some of the best practises.

After the presentation participants will take a walk in the historical centre of Pécs and visit ‘Cella Septichora,’ which contains early Christian painted burial chambers from the 4th century, part of the UNESCO world heritage list.

  • Site visit no 6: University of Pécs and City of Pécs cooperation on migration health programs

Duration: About 2 hours
Point of departure: Kodály Centre
maximum 20 participants

University of Pécs and WHO European Office has a long-lasting, living cooperation and the Chair of Migration Health of the University of Pécs Medical School is under designation for WHO Collaborating Center on Migration Health Training and Research.

The University is hosting students from more than fifty countries and they are contributing to the colourful cultural life of the city. Within the frame of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical training the regular and optional programs provide knowledge and skills for the students on cultural competence, humanitarian assistance and how to provide health assistance, launch health promotion programs in a diverse community. These programs serve from the human resource capacity development point of view the implementation of WHO newly adopted ‘Migration Health Strategy and Action Plan’.

Participants will visit the campus of the Medical School, experiencing the living, colourful life of the students and will receive a short overview of the training and research programs of the Chair of Migration Health.

The site visit will start after the presentation on the premises of Zsolnay Cultural Quarter.