An online hub dedicated to whole-school approaches to health and wellbeing.

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A ‘triple-win’ for schools, society and children worldwide

The project also aims to integrate health and climate goals and the ‘triple-win’ outcomes of whole-school approaches to health: better educational outcomes, more equity and helping the environment.

"The project's multi-sectoral setting provides a prime opportunity to work with a wide range of experts."

Caroline Costongs, Director at EuroHealth Net

The Schools4Health Project

Schools4Health strives to introduce, strengthen and sustain the adoption of a whole-of-school approach to health and wellbeing. It aims to raise awareness among policy makers and build the capacities of administrators and school staff across Europe to help mainstream this approach.

The project is focusing on the areas of healthy food, physical activity and mental health. All training materials, including a concise tool for policy makers and for practitioners will be included on this online hub dedicated to Schools for Health and Well-being. An advocacy and information campaign and other dissemination strategies will draw attention to the value of health promoting schools to resilience and recovery efforts in the face of COVID-19.

The 3-year project, led by EuroHealthNet, is EU-wide in scale with partners from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Spain.

Project objectives:

To promote whole-schools for health approaches such as the Health Promoting School (HPS) and broaden cross-sector cooperation to achieve this.

To stimulate policy makers and practitioners to prioritise and act on enabling factors and barriers to implement the HPS approach or other whole-school approaches to health and strengthen their capacities to do so.

To identify specific best practices that promote healthy lifestyles as part of a whole-school approach.

To implement selected ‘best practices’ in schools, applying a participatory approach.

To strengthen the contributions that HPS can make not just to health, but also to equity and the environment.

To ensure that EU-level policies and instruments support HPS approaches and that stakeholders benefit from them.

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