Diana Rus, PhD, and REPOPA’s Dissemination WP Co-coordinator was one of the participants of the Symposium 1 of the HEPA Europe Conference, entitled: Collaboration and intersectoral approaches to promote physical activity and active living – insights for policy.
The symposium consisted of three 15 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes from Nanette Mutrie as the symposium ‘discussant’. The session was co-chaired by Karen Milton and Sonja Kahlmeier.

In terms of the presentations, the order went from local, to national, to international examples of collaboration, as follows:

Health by stealth: Experiences of a public health specialist working in a transport authority, Lucy Saunders, Transport for London & Greater London Authority, United Kingdom
Experiences with intersectoral collaboration for HEPA promotion – a 10 year story from Norway, Olov Belander, The Norwegian Directorate of Health, Norway
National platforms for evidence-informed physical activity policy making, Diana Rus, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Discussant: Professor Nanette Mutrie MBE, Physical Activity for Health, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

The presentation National platforms for evidence-informed physical activity policy was the last one and contained information on all REPOPA Countries who have established their country platform. The presentation was well received and other countries showed interest in future collaboration. More information on Project REPOPA and platform activities can be read at: www.repopa.eu

Diana Rus, PhD, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, presenting the conclusions: