1. To increase the awareness of policy makers, that education and the everyday school life play a crucial role in promoting health and wellbeing and in ensuring equity in health. For this to be succes...
1. To increase the awareness of policy makers, that education and the everyday school life play a crucial role in promoting health and wellbeing and in ensuring equity in health. For this to be successful, commitment to strong political support of the health-promoting schools approach in Europe is needed.
2. To contribute to the further development, implementation and evaluation of effective strategies and policies concerning school-based health promotion in Europe.
3. To contribute to strengthening the evidence base and encourage knowledge building through exchange of research-based evidence as well as experience of good practice among politicians, health and education practitioners, researchers, non-governmental organizations, and youth organizations across Europe, in facilitating actions for the development of sustainable health investments among children and young people in the school setting.
4. To identify and discuss the links between school-based health promotion, development of citizenship competencies, child`s rights and health literacy of children and young people. Furthermore, to discuss how are these links related to improving early childhood education and care, and to addressing the problem of early school leaving.
5. To strengthen the commitment of the EU member states, the EEA countries and the Candidate countries to addressing inequities in health through better education, with a strong structural health promotion dimension focusing on health determinants, capabilities, social and cultural capital by putting these issues high on political and research agenda.
6. To contribute to supporting the European countries in developing effective strategies, policies, high quality research, as well as good practices on addressing inequity in health through school health promotion.