Summer school in Nice

Summer school in Nice

Nice, France

A 4-day Summer School on 'Systems thinking and innovation for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and a healthy ageing population'

WHO/Europe’s Special Initiative on NCDs and Innovation (SNI), Université Côte d’Azur and Ulysseus European University invites you to apply to join an in-person the Summer school in Nice: ‘Systems thinking and innovation for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and a healthy ageing population’.

This is a 4-day summer-school course to explore systems thinking theory and applying systems-based methods and design thinking processes that can foster a human-centred approach to problem-solving and innovation for preventing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), promoting healthy ageing and supporting healthy lifestyles across the life-course.

To whom is the Healthy Lifestyles and Ageing Summer School?

Participants will be equipped with the tools and techniques to analyse data, identify patterns, and generate insights that drive the development of innovative solutions.

The summer school is designed for PhD students, early and mid-career professionals – including researchers, postgraduate students, health practitioners and policy-makers interested in applying systems thinking and systems-based approaches to advance evidence-based policies, strengthen multisectoral collaboration and improve policy implementation.

The school will support participants to...

  • Understanding systems thinking theory, techniques and tools;
  • Acquiring the ability to identify and analyse key problems related to NCD prevention and healthy ageing, ensuring that their solutions are rooted in user needs and aspirations;
  • Learning and applying design thinking principles to foster creativity, ideation and rapid prototyping of solutions;
  • Innovating to address challenges in NCD prevention and healthy ageing;
  • Identifying common patterns in complex systems and how to mitigate them to implement policies and strategies more successfully;
  • Developing skills to transfer research into policy.

16-19 July in Nice, France

The training will take place on 16–19 July 2024 in Nice, France. The teaching language will be English.

Certification will be provided.

The application process will open on 11 December 2023 and close 29 February 2024.

Please note that only 30 participants will be selected and, due to the expected high number of applications, only selected applicants will be contacted.