Europe – EURO

10th European Conference

 

10th IUHPE European Conference and 4th International Forum for Health Promotion Research took place during 24-26 September 2018, in Trondheim, Norway. 

 Six years after the last European Conference in Tallinn, more than 200 health promoters gathered to share ideas, experiences and challenges. The conference privileged participative sessions and featured symposiums, workshops, communications and an “Euro Café” session.

IUHPE Global Working Groups (GWG) were heavily involved in this conference, particularly during the second day which was dedicated to discussing how the Health Literacy, Salutogenesis and Healthy Settings approaches contribute to health promotion, including how to tackle NCDs. You can access the presentations here.

The IUHPE European Conference and International Forum was also a health-promoting conference: pauses included music and dance to relax the spirit between highly engaged periods.

 

(Re)connecting also promotes health and IUHPE conferences are the perfect opportunity to finally meet in person or see again kindred colleagues. The IUHPE GWG on Health Literacy even seized the opportunity for a group photo.

If sadly you were not able to attend this conference, you can access some of the keynote presentations: Young People's Reflections on Health Promotion, Ellen Ersfjord; Health Promotion, Version 2.0 - Key Principles and Challenges, Bjarne Bruun Jensen; and Sustainable Implementation of Public Health Initiatives, Monica Lillefjell. Abstracts are still available here.

            

There is also a digital trace of this event. Read all the messages and photos shared under the #HealthPromotionEurope Twitter hashtag to have a sense of what happened in Trondheim.

“The entire conference was very well organised, extremely interesting and engaging. Hence, I took a lot of interesting news, contacts and inspirations back home which I will share with my colleagues at the Austrian Health Promotion Fund,” Gert Lang, Austrian Health Promotion Fund, IUHPE Institutional Member

Finally, this event would not have been possible without the dedication of a hardworking team:

  • the conference Co-chairs, Bjarne Bruun Jensen, IUHPE Regional Vice President for the European region, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, and Geir Arild Espnes, Director of NTNU Center for Health Promotion, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU;
  • the Chair of the Local Committee, Siw Tone Innstrand, NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research, and all members of the committee;
  • the Chair of the Scientific Committee, Bengt Lindström, IUHPE Board Member, NTNU Center for Health Promotion Research, and all members of the committee.

HP Forum

 

The idea to establish a European Forum for Health Promotion Research (HP Forum) has been developed by IUHPE, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Steno Diabetes Center, Copenhagen, with the support of EuroHealthNet, WHO/Europe, EUPHA and the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education.

The HP Forum is intent on gathering researchers across Europe to thoroughly discuss challenges in concepts, theoretical foundations and methods in health promotion research. It also aims to become a platform to communicate with European research funders, like the European Union, and to put Health Promotion Research firmly on their agenda.

After its launch last September during the 10th IUHPE European Conference and 4th International Forum for Health Promotion Research, the HP Forum is up to a successful start. By the end of 2018, it brought together over 30 institutions representing more than 20 countries. The HP Forum held its first meeting in Ljubljana, at the time of the European Public Health Conference. One of the working groups formed during this meeting is busy planning a series of activities for the first year. The next full-day seminar will be 16 May 2019 in Copenhagen, home city of IUHPE’s regional European Vice-president, Bjarne Bruun Jensen, and the Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, one of the organizations behind this initiative. 

How to sign up for the HP Forum? Send an e-mail to representatives from the Center for Health Promotion Research, NTNU, Geir Arild Espnes, Professor and Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Siw Tone Innstrand, Professor and Deputy Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education

IUHPE joined the new initiative of a UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN network on “Global Health and Education.” The initiative had its kick off meeting in Paris at UNESCO’s headquarters on 26-27 February 2018 with IUHPE as one of the co-sponsors. The formal launch took place in October 2018 in Paris.

In line with current strategies from UNESCO, WHO and IUHPE, the “Global Health and Education” UNESCO chair and the UNITWIN network aim to contribute to creating the conditions for schools to make a difference for health and well-being of all pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff by strengthening schools’ capacity as a healthy place to live, learn and work.

There are two chair holders: professor Didier Jourdan, University of Clermont Auvergne (France), and professor Beverley Yamamoto, Osaka University (Japan). Together with academic institutions, learning societies, professional organisations, communities and private sector partners from across the world, they form a truly global network.

IUHPE is proud to have played a leading role in propelling this initiative and to be part of the global community supporting the Chair. It looks forward to the joint projects to come.

 

 IUHPE/Euro Regional Committee members 

 

 Name

Role and Institution

Monica

ABERG YNGWE

PhD, Research Senior Co-ordinator

Eurohealthnet

www.eurohealthnet.eu

Adriana BABAN

PhD, Head of Department

PI, HBSC-survey

Babeş-Bolyai University, Department of Psychology, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

Vivian BARNEKOW

NCD and promoting health through the life-course, WHO, Regional Office for Europe, Denmark

Peter BENTSEN

Teamleader and Adjunct Professor, Health Promotion, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark. 

www.sdcc.dk

Paolo CONTU

IUHPE Vice President for the EURO Region

Professor, Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy. 

Geir

ESPNES

Director and professor

Center for Health Promotion Research, NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Trondheim, Norway. 

www.ntnu.edu/chpr

Gørill HAUGAN

Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the 10th IUHPE Regional European Conference on Health Promotion

Center for Health Promotion Research, NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Trondheim, Norway.

www.ntnu.edu/chpr

Siw Tone INNSTRAND

Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 10th IUHPE Regional European Conference on Health Promotion

Center for Health Promotion Research, NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Trondheim, Norway.

www.ntnu.edu/chpr

Bjarne Bruun JENSEN

Past IUHPE Vice President for the EURO Region

Chair of 10th IUHPE Regional European Conference on Health Promotion

Professor in Health Promotion

Senior Advisor, Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, Denmark

www.sdcc.dk

Didier JOURDAN

UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education Professor, Blaise Pascal University in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Dolors

JUVINYA CANAL

IUHPE Vice President for Conferences

Professor and director of Health Promotion

Chair of the University of Girona, Spain

Vertti

KIUKAS 

Secretary General

SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health, Helsinki, Finland

Catrine KOSTENIUS

 

Professor of Health Science

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

http://www.ltu.se/staff/c/catkos-1.11658?l=en

Diane

LEVIN-ZAMIR

Global Working Group on Health Literacy co-convener, International Union of Health Promotion and Education

Prof., PhD, MPH, MCHES

National Director, Department of Health Education and Promotion

Clalit Health Services, Israel

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, Israel

Bengt LINDSTROM

Professor and Chair of the Scientific Committee for 10th IUHPE Regional Chair of 10th IUHPE Regional European Conference on Health Promotion

Center for Health Promotion Research, NTNU, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Trondheim, Norway.

www.ntnu.edu/chpr 

Orkan OKAN

Research Associate, Project Manager of the Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence Research Consortium (HLCA), Vice president of the EUPHA Health Promotion Section

Bielefeld University, Faculty of Educational Science, Department of Socialisation,

Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research, Centre for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence, Germany.

www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/zpi/

David PATTISON

 

Jürgen

PELIKAN

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care.

Gesundheit Österreich, Vienna, Austria.

www.goeg.at

Luis

SABOGA-NUNES

 

President for EUPHA  Health  Promotion  Section

PT network for the promotion of health literacy  

Associate professor - Institute of Sociology University of Education Freiburg -  Germany

NOVA de Lisboa - National School of Public Health, Portugal

Francine

SCHNEIDER

PhD and Senior researcher & lecturer

Director of Master’s programme in Health Education and Promotion

CAPHRI, Department of Health Promotion,  Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Anette SCHULZ

 

Schools for Health in Europe (SHE)

Health Promotion, University College South, Denmark

www.ucsyd.dk 

www.schools-for-health.eu 

Venka SIMOVSKA

Professor, PhD

School development, wellbeing and learning

School of Education, Arts, Aarhus University, Denmark

Natalie

TAYLOR DAODU

ISECN Nominee (IUHPE Student and Early Career Network), England.

Norfolk CYP mental health partnership, the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Helle TERKILDSEN MAINDAL

Professor in Health Promotion, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Stephan

VAN DEN BROUCKE

 

IUHPE Vice President for Scientific Affairs

Université Catholique de Louvain

Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l'Education, Belgium