On Friday 22 November, The Crown Princess Couple took part in the Pep Forum at Karolinska Institutet in Solna. The day was arranged by Generation Pep with the aim of creating dialogue, commitment and change for the health of children and young people.
Around 900 participants from politics, industry, associations, research and professional practice attended the Pep Forum, which was led by moderators Carolina Klüft and Dona Hariri.
The Crown Princess opened the Pep Forum with a speech, in which she said:
"We talk about leading by example. For this is exactly what it is all about: leadership.
"Whether you are an individual, a company, a city or a country: Leading by example is an incredibly powerful tool for change. And having the courage to create such examples demonstrates leadership."
The Pep Forum's participants heard about experiences from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme project, which aims to improve the health of children and young people in Amsterdam, where 18% of all under 20s are seriously overweight.
Prince Daniel then took part in an on-stage discussion about how the work to improve the health of children and young people should be carried out in future.
The Crown Princess Couple ended the day by visiting the Pep Expo exhibition.
Prince Daniel launched Generation Pep (GEN-PEP) in July 2016 in Visby, together with Swedish businesses, foundations and voluntary organisations. Generation Pep's vision is that all children and young people in Sweden should have the opportunity and the desire to live an active and healthy life.
Generation Pep works to provide knowledge, inspiration and support for children and young people, as well as parents and other adults in their lives.
The Crown Princess Couple initiated Generation Pep.