"Our goal in Wales is to create a society in which people’s physical and mental well-being is maximised and in which our communities understand the choices and behaviours that benefit future health. Our decision makers must understand the importance and interconnections of the wider determinants of health and create connected solutions using our well-being framework. I'll be talking all about my mission to create a National Wellness System and turning the tide to preventative care, for our people and our planet."
Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner, Wales
With a remit set out in law to be “the guardian of the interests of future generations in Wales”, Sophie Howe is the world’s only Future Generations Commissioner. Her role is to provide advice to the Government and other public bodies in Wales on delivering social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being for current and future generations and assessing and reporting on how they are delivering.
Please find more details on the website:Fututer Generations. Acting today for a better future
Sophie Howe took up post in 2016 and has led high profile interventions around transport planning, education reform and climate change challenging the Government and others to demonstrate how they are taking account of future generations. Her interventions have secured fundamental changes to land use planning policy, major transport schemes and Government policy on housing – ensuring that decisions taken today are fit for the future. She has represented Wales at the UN, the OECD, the World Government Summit in Dubai and on a number of International Forums including Chairing the Network of Institutions for Future Generation.
Judith delle Grazie
Head of Department on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (VII/A/4)
Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Petra Plunger, Competence Centre for Future Health Promotion
Austrian Health Promotion Fund
Cara Pries, International Affairs, Policy, Evaluation and Digitalisation
Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)