European Healthy Stadia Conference 2017

27th April, Emirates Stadium, London (Arsenal FC)



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About the Conference

We are pleased to invite you to the European Healthy Stadia Conference to be held on Thursday 27th April at the iconic Emirates Stadium – home of Arsenal FC.

This will be the fourth international conference held by Healthy Stadia, and will celebrate 10 years of the European Healthy Stadia movement with 250 delegates expected on the day. The conference is now considered the principal symposium and networking space for professionals involved in the cross-cutting fields of sport, health and community development, but will also be of interest to those working in CSR and sport, facilities management and sustainability in sport.



Who should attend?

Owing to the cross-cutting themes of sport, health and social responsibility, we warmly invite practitioners, researchers and policy makers working across the following organisations and disciplines:

  • Community foundation trusts
  • Public health & environmental health
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Governing bodies of sports and league operators
  • Stadia and facilities management
  • Sports venue catering
  • Stadium stewarding and security
  • Sustainability and sport
  • Transport and urban planning


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Conference Themes and Speakers

The conference programme will feature a wide range of speakers from national and European governing bodies of sport, clubs, foundation trusts, stadium operators, academic researchers and national government. This is your opportunity to explore the latest developments, trends and examples of best-practice.

The 2017 edition of the conference will have a specific focus on the growing interaction between academic research, policy and practice in the field of Healthy Stadia, with many presentations underlining the benefits of partnerships established between research institutions, clubs/venues and governing bodies.

The conference will be structured around plenary presentations and two sets of parallel sessions covering a wide range of cross-cutting themes relating to health and sport, including:

Key Themes:

  • Physical activity interventions
  • Sports sponsorship, catering options and health
  • Mental health and wellbeing interventions
  • Active travel and active spectatorship
  • Obesity and weight-loss interventions
  • Tobacco control and alcohol policies
  • Research and evaluation partnerships
  • Dementia friendly sports venues

Presentations from the following organisations, clubs & research institutes:

  • UEFA
  • Arsenal FC
  • Sport England
  • Norwegian Football Federation
  • English Premier League
  • EU Sport Unit
  • Rugby League Cares (RFL)
  • European Club Association
  • World Heart Federation
  • European Golf Tour (Golf and Health Project)
  • KAA Gent
  • European Fans In Training (EuroFIT) Programme
  • KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association)
  • Lancashire CCC Foundation
  • Amateur Swimming Association
  • Premiership Rugby
  • Gaelic Athletic Association
  • Institute of Alcohol Studies
  • European Football Development Network
  • Everton in the Community
  • What Works Centre for Wellbeing
  • Club Brugge
  • British Association for Sustainability in Sport
  • FIFA
  • Leeds Beckett University (School of Sport)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (School of Business)
  • University of Central Lancashire (School of Sport and Wellbeing)
  • University of Glasgow (Institute of Health and Wellbeing).
  • University of Leicester (Department of Sociology)
  • University of Loughborough (School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)
  • University of Liverpool (Law & Non-Communicable Disease Unit)
  • University of Warwick Medical School / Boundaries for Life

Full Conference Speaker Programme now available:

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Past Conferences

To view the speaker programmes, reviews and conference presentations from our past three editions of the European Healthy Stadia Conference (2009, 2013, 2014), please visit our Past Conferences Page.


Contact Us

For information relating to conference sponsorship packages and exhibition stands, please view our sponsorship page, whilst for any any general enquiries concerning the conference please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at +44 (0) 151 2362686


Our Supporters

We are proud to announce that the conference is kindly being supported by our partners, UEFA and World Heart Federation.