4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge 2023




4EU+ Urban Health Case Challenge 2023: Obesity in urban environment

On-line in November, on-site in Warsaw, December 9-12, 2023


Mixed teams of 4 students from different universities and disciplines strive to develop the best solution to a real-world issue. This year we will deal with the question of obesity in an urban environment. After introductory lectures on-line, all students will gather in Warsaw and the specific case question will be revealed. Each team presents their solution in front of an expert jury at a pitching session on the last day of the case challenge.


The event will be organized in a cooperation with 4th International Scientific Conference Interdisciplinarity of Health and Healthcare.


The obesity is one of main civilizational challenges of our times. According to WHO it is “often the result of environmental and societal changes associated with development and lack of supportive policies in sectors such as health, agriculture, transport, urban planning, environment, food processing, distribution, marketing, and education.” With your team, you will work on a solution to a given case question concerning one of these relations.


Bachelor, master’s and PhD students from 4EU+’s partner universities and Uppsala University (Sweden), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)


Please fill in the application form and upload it the Google Form before October 26, 15:00 (Warsaw time)


Participation of each student is financed by his or her home university.  




November 2, 2023, 17:00

Information and organization meeting

November 15, 2023, 17:00

Stepan Svacina, Charles University, „Introduction to obesity – causes, identification and treatment

November 21, 2023, 17:00

Daniela Lucini, University of Milano, „Connection between obesity, physical activity and lifestyle

November 29, 2023, 17:00

Simon Cook, Birmingham City University, “Geography of sport: running in cities

December 5, 2023, 17:00

Izabella Łęcka, University of Warsaw, “Physical activity as a vital element of the development of the concept of healthy cities



December 9 – 12, 2023

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences

Dluga Street 44/50, Warsaw, Poland


December 9, 2023 – registration starts at 9:00, opening, enouncement of the case question

December  10, 2023 – problem solving workshop

December 11, 2023 – pitch training

December 12, 2023 – pitch with teams presentations, announcement of the results till 15:00.


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