• slideThe conference report and the Odense Statement

    The conference report provides a snapshot of the key points that emerged at the 4th European Conference on Health Promoting Schools. The Odense Statement reaffirms the network’s principles, values, aims and objectives, describes what health promoting schools can offer and defines what they now need to make further progress.

  • slideEquity, education and health

    Health promotion in schools improves learning. Experts from the health, education and social sectors discuss what action they can take at the 4th European Conference on Health Promoting Schools in Odense, Denmark, on 7-9 October 2013.

  • slideStudents on health promotion in schools

    At the conference, a group of students from 10 different schools were in attendence. We interviewed two of them about their thoughts on health and health promotion in schools.

  • slide5 ways schools can promote learning and health

    Vivian Barnekow, Programme Manager of the Child and Adolescent Health programme at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, outlines five areas where schools can improve health and learning in young people.

  • slideThe 4th European

    Conference on Health Promoting Schools

    Equity, Education and Health
    7-9 October 2013 in Odense, Denmark

    The Conference welcomes decision makers, researchers and practitioners from the health, education and social sectors, from governmental and local organizations, NGOs, youth organizations, academic institutions and professionals working to promote health and well-being of children and young people.

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Margaret M. Barry

Professor, National University of Ireland, Galway

Margaret M. Barry, Professor of Health Promotion & Public Health, Ph.D., is Head of the World…

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Alan Dyson

Professor of Education, University of Manchester, UK

Alan Dyson is Professor of Education in the University of Manchester where he co-directs the…

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Bjørn E. Holstein

Professor, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjørn E. Holstein’s research focuses on the social patterning on children and adolescens’ health and…

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Serob Khachatryan

Executive director, Children of Armenia Fund (COAF)

Serob Khachatryan works in the Children of Armenia Fund since 2008. His first position in…

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Gerjo Kok

Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Gerjo Kok is social psychologist, professor of applied psychology at Maastricht University, School of Psychology…

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Glenn Laverack

Independent public health advisor

Glenn Laverack is seen as a leader in health promotion and empowerment and has a distinguished…

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Dominic Richardson

Policy Analyst, OECD, Paris, France

Dominic Richardson’s work at the OECD has focused on issues of child well-being, in particular…

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Oddrun Samdal

Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Bergen, Norway

Oddrun Samdal, professor, dr. philos, is an educator by training and has for 20 years conducted…

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Katherine Weare

Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter and Southampton

Katherine Weare is Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter and Southampton. Her field is…

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