HPE purpose is to bring knowledge and evidence from members to bear in development of inter-national policies, but also to seek their application into practice: implementation is the key. Enablers and barriers for scaling up and transferability of good policies and practices will be addressed. Policy advice for developing health promotion and health equity strategies and for accessing and cost effective use of available resources and other innovative approaches will be important.
HPE develops transparent and accessible knowledge sharing, capacity building and exchanges at bilateral and multilateral levels, and liaise between the key elements implementing the EU 2020 Strategy and the WHO Europe Health 2020 Strategy and their Programmes and European Action Plan to strengthen public health capacities.
Partnership building is crucial. Links are maintained with the International Union for Health Promotion & Education (IUHPE) and other key partners to enhance the role, performance and implementation for evidence based health promoting approaches.