Following months of careful planning, the UK National Conference was held on the 25th January 2016 in London. The conference was one of six which were carried out in other REPOPA partner countries as the 3rd phase of the REPOPA Delphi study.
The aim of the international Delphi study was to validate and contextualise results from other work packages of the project in particular, evidence-informed policy making (EIPM) indicators. The purpose of the national conferences was to contextualise the results of the previous rounds of the Delphi study.
REPOPA Workshop on Stewardship Approach will be held during this meeting.
REPOPA was part of the Public Health Research Workshop - exploring physical activity for health and fun, 10th March 2016 at the National Football Stadium of Scotland Hampden Park, UK.
DG Research and Innovation invited five on-going research projects to share their experience with other stakeholders, to discuss how to enhance physical activity, share best practices and to draw some conclusions relevant for policy makers. REPOPA was one of the invited projects.
On February 5th 2016, our Danish partners successfully carried out a national expert panel meeting as the third phase of an International Delphi Study. The study was conducted as part of the REPOPA project (WP4). The meeting took place in the rooms of the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the campus of the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.
REPOPA journey started five years ago with the aim of promoting policies built on scientific evidence in the field of physical activity and is approaching to its conclusion. One of the final stages is the implementation of the national conferences - conceived as working days aimed at knowledge building - organized in the six European countries involved in the project.
Six European countries (Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands, Finland, Romania and United Kingdom), six national conferences: involving local experts. Here is the next goal of the project, and some of the final findings of the project - to contextualize - both geographically and conceptually - REPOPA indicators for Evidence Informed Policy Making (EIPM).
Christina Radl-Karimi, Research Assistant, Unit for Health Promotion Research on behalf of the Danish REPOPA team, WP3, REPOPA results. Written for: Health Promotion Research News | Issue 15 - November 2015| |ISBN: 978-87-91245-22-0|
REPOPA’s WP3 has taken giant leaps closer to the finish line. After completing the context tailored interventions in 2014, we have now carried out the second follow up to see if the Stewardship approach has improved the level of evidence informed policy making in the six cases of all three countries (The Netherlands, Italy, Denmark). Initial results show that the tailored interventions have been received very well by the intervention settings. In general, they report a high level of satisfaction with the processes.
One of our Finnish colleagues, Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen, and our Project Coordinator, Arja R. Aro, have published an interesting book chapter on health enhancing physical activity and research evidence as part of a recent book called: Information management – theories and practices. The book is available in Finnish, but you can read the English abstract below.
Read the English Abstract below: