Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will organise a Presidency Conference on Economy of Wellbeing. The conference is main presidency event for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. This high-level conference involves different EU institutions and all the EU Member States; actors from the public sector as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations. We expect around 250 participants.
Health promotion has a major role in increasing economic growth and social and economic stability. This two-day conference will address the interlinkage between wellbeing and economic policies, which are in the best cases mutually reinforcing. Economic growth improves people’s wellbeing whereas wellbeing and health of the population enhance economic growth and stability. The conference is driven by an ambition to introduce a holistic approach of Economy of Wellbeing in order to find a more in-depth and horisontal way to look at the fundamental goal of wellbeing of citizens and to build a more socially sustainable Europe.
The conference will be organised on 18-19 September 2019 in Helsinki. After the conference a conference report will be published and disseminated in the EU level and beyond. Also a publication on Next Steps for EU in promoting Economy of Wellbeing will be produced. The aim is to continue and deepen the cross-sectoral, EU-level discussion on the Economy of Wellbeing approach and to advance the possibility for closer cooperation between wellbeing and economic policies in the EU decision making.
We apply Commission's co-financing for the organisation of the conference as well as for the work to further process and disseminate the theme of the Economy of Wellbeing.