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News article7 May 20201 min read

Healthy lifestyles: rewarding cities and schools promoting healthy lifestyles for children (6-18 years old)

The 2020 EU Health Award deadline has now been extended to 16 September 11.00 CET.

The 2020 EU Health Award honours cities and schools that positively impact their communities by promoting healthy lifestyle among children (6-18 years old) and NGOs, schools and kindergartens promoting vaccination in children (0-18 years old). 

The theme of the Award changes every year:

  • In 2015, the Award recognised initiatives that helped combat the Ebola outbreak and prevent the spread of the disease.
  • In 2016, it went to initiatives that helped protect human health against Antimicrobial Resistance.
  • In 2017, the Health Award rewarded initiatives that contribute to a higher level of public health in the European Union through Vaccination.
  • In 2018, the European Commission dedicated the fourth edition of the EU Health Award to initiatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that contribute to a higher level of public health in the European Union by working to prevent tobacco use among young Europeans.
  • And in 2019, the Award was dedicated for the first time to initiatives of cities, NGOs and schools seeking to prevent and reduce obesity in children and young people (6-18 years).

These awards help raise awareness of the importance of strengthening participative democracy and active citizenship in public health as well as inspire others to form their own good practices.

If you have any queries related to the EU Health Award or the EU Health Policy Platform, do not hesitate to contact the European Commission at: SANTE-HPPatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (SANTE-HPP[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).



Publication date
7 May 2020
  • Walking and cycling
  • Europe-wide