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Schools4Health project to host Brussels seminar: Innovating health and education

By EuroHealthNet and ISCA

Schools play an increasingly important role in shaping children and youth’s academic, physical, mental, and social development, with lasting impacts across their life course. The Schools4Health project partnership, including ISCA, invites you to register for its first hybrid international seminar ‘Innovating health and education’ online and at the Hermann Teirlinck building at Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium from 9:00-16:30 on 31 January 2024.

Investments in state-of-the-art health promoting school approaches are a key entry point to cultivating healthier educational and social environments. The WHO defines a health promoting school as one which “is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning and working”. Such approaches not only enable students to develop good habits around nutrition, physical activity, and mental health, but are also part of the solution to interrelated societal challenges such as social inequity and climate change.

This is the ethos of the Schools4Health initiative (2023-2025), led by EuroHealthNet and funded under the EU4Health programme. Against this background, the seminar will explore how different stakeholders in policy and practice, across levels of governance and sectors, can work better together to optimise the contribution that schools can make to the health and wellbeing of students, the school community as well as the wider communities that they are in.

The purpose of the seminar is to:

  • Gather experts, policy makers and other key stakeholders to convey the critical need to invest in health promoting school approaches and create enabling policy conditions for health promoting schools
  • Spotlight country-level policies on health promotion in schools, presenting key policy insights from Schools4Health partners in Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Spain
  • Make links to the broader EU policy context and identify key tools which can be applied to mobilise health promoting approaches in and around schools
  • Explore the state of the art in multistakeholder involvement and identify opportunities for collaboration to create healthier schools 

You can find out more about the event and the agenda for the seminar here

Register for in-person particpation

Register for online participation via live stream

Discover more about the Schools4Health project at the official project Hub

Visual: Wim Vandersleyen

The Schools 4Health project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA). Neither the European Union nor HaDEA can be held responsible for them.


Posted on 13/12/2023 by EuroHealthNet and ISCA


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