Developing a policy game intervention to enhance collaboration in public healthpolicymaking in three European countries

One of the key elements to enhance the uptake of evidence in public health policies is stimulating cross-sector collaboration. An intervention stimulating collaboration is a policy game. We have recently published an article in BMC Public Health aiming to describe the design and methods of the development process of the policy game ‘In2Action’ within a real-life setting of public health policymaking networks in the Netherlands, Denmark and Romania.

Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities

Our Danish research team has recently published in Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. The article "Use of research evidence in policymaking in three Danish municipalities" analyses the use of research evidence (RE) in three policy processes, at the local level, dealing with physical activity. We analysed an extensive number of policy documents and a total of 14 interviews with policymakers.  Results show an unsystematic way of using RE, where demographic and statistical data as well as expert consultation were mostly used.

REPOPA e-survey - Evidence-Informed Policy Making Self-Assessment

The following e-survey aims to test the developed REPOPA set of indicators for evidence-informed policymaking. The survey was developed by partners in the REPOPA - REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity project, a five year (2011-2016) project funded by the European Commission.

Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis

A new article was published as part of REPOPA, WP 2 - Policy Games. The article is open-access in Health Research Policy and Systems. The aim of this study was to analyse and compare the stakeholder networks in local health enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policymaking in three European country cases in the Netherlands, Denmark and Romania. The main objectives were to unravel the stakeholder network in the policy process by conducting three systems analyses, and to increase insight into the similarities and differences in the policy processes of these European country cases.

Health Promotion Research News dedicated to REPOPA

This issue (Issue 17)’s special theme is the REPOPA project as REPOPA was one of the few research projects not only studying policymaking; it also worked together with “real-life”-policymakers. And used locally relevant and applicable interventions to develop policies so that research knowledge could be taken into account. As a flagship project in the field REPOPA has often been mentioned as a good example of this kind of applied research with direct societal impact.



September 27, 2016
In this webinar REPOPA will present the methods, findings and lessons learnt from this project.
September 8, 2016
Main objective of the Project REPOPA final symposium is to present REPOPA as a show case with its outputs (results, tools and products) in relation to the knowledge-base (‘which gap does REPOPA fil
June 20, 2016
 The 8th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference (NHPRC) to be held in 20th – 22th of June 2016 at Jyväskylä, Finland.