Capacity Building

Health Promotion Europe encourages the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice amongst key bodies in EU Member States responsible for health promotion, through study visits, webinars, exchange visits and support visits.

Health Promotion Europe provides its members with an internal newsletter - Health Action Memo - that includes information on EuroHealthNet’s activities, key EU level developments; funding opportunities as well as relevant developments in member organisations.

Capacity-building seminars give a chance to update members about the EC agendas in the fields of employment, social inclusion and health and to highlight the activities implemented with the support of the Progress programme.

Three Capacity-building seminars were organised for EuroHealthNet members in the framework of the network‘s annual General Assemblies focused on the hinterland between social and health inequities and the synergies between policy responses provided at EU level.

  • The first seminar held in 2011 reflected on the wider range of social inequities and related determinants having an impact on health, and on the synergies and links between them. The event gave opportunities to brief members about the Progress programme and present the approach and the activities developed by EuroHealthNet in the latter’s framework.
  • The seminar held in 2012 addressed the European Semester and the entry points for health reforms based on equity and sustainability as well as the need to strengthen public health capacity in the EU.
  • The seminar held in 2013 focused on the EU and WHO programmes relevant to the fight against health inequalities; and  on the funding available at EU and other levels to support these programmes (with active participation from the European Commission).