REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA) is a five year project funded by the European Commission, where researchers from seven countries are working together to build future evidence into policy making.
REPOPA is part of the European Commission programme on 'Cooperation', which supports research activities carried out by different research bodies in trans-national cooperation and aims to gain or consolidate leadership in key scientific and technology areas.
REPOPA aim and objectives:
REPOPA aims to integrate scientific research knowledge, expert know-how and real world policy making process to increase synergy and sustainability in promoting health and preventing disease, and to promote physical activity in structural policy making, by:
- Building on evidence and experiences on policy making processes;
- Studying innovative ’win-win’ ways to collaborate between academia and policy makers;
- Establishing structures and best practices for future health promotion.
Project Expected outcomes:
- Increased use of research evidence in policy making;
- Closer understanding and collaboration between academia, practice and policy makers/politicians;
- Increased collaboration across sectors in physical activity policy making;
- Sustainable knowledge integration;
- Improved theoretical and methodological competences.
REPOPA Consortium brings in scientific excellence in health research, including physical activity and links it with real life experience in policy making and expertise in knowledge translation from different regions and in six European countries and in Canada, having as coordinator University of Southern Denmark.