Current work

Current work (as of 2020)

  • Support for the in-depth analysis of data collected for the 2018 EU/WHO Country factsheets, with a focus on national physical activity guidelines and their development processes
  • Support for the semi-annual meeting of EU/WHO PA Focal Point Network (conducted on-line) and feedback survey on Focal Points’ satisfaction with the network
  • Survey among the EU Physical Activity Focal Points on the effects of Covid-19 on physical activity opportunities and on the national policy response
  • Support for the analysis of representative country data collected by WHO through its STEPS and COSI surveys
  • Preparation of a summer school on physical activity and public health, with a focus on policymakers and researchers from the East of the WHO European Region (planned for 2021 in collaboration with the WHO CC Sydney)
  • Work on theoretical and empirical papers on NCD and physical activity policy research.

Past activities

• 2019

  • Grant from the German Federal Ministry of Health to support the activities of the WHO CC in 2020
  • Support to WHO Headquarters during the preparation of the updated WHO global guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior
  • Country mission to North Macedonia to support the development of a national physical activity policy
  • Exchange visit by Prof. Dr. Adrian Bauman (WHO CC Sydney) at the WHO CC to work on joint projects
  • Presentation of the WHO CC to the expert workgroup “PA in everyday life” of the German Ministry of Health in Berlin, Germany

• 2018

  • Participation in the network meeting of European WHO Collaborating Centres in the field of physical activity and nutrition, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Participation in the first meeting of the WHO Collaborating Center Plus Network for Healthy Ageing (WHO CC+), Berne, Switzerland
  • Support for collecting and evaluating data for update of the EU/WHO Physical Activity Country Factsheets

• 2017

• 2016

• 2015