At the University of Southern Denmark, we´re thrilled to invite you to the 15th annual meeting and 10th conference of HEPA Europe.
Since the 1st annual meeting, which also took place in Denmark, a main goal of the network has been to work for better health and well-being through more physical activity for all people.
It´s difficult to think of any goal more important than that for policymakers, professionals, scientists and other stakeholders engaged in the field of health-enhancing physical activity.
We welcome you at our campus in Odense to discuss, address and hear the latest about how to promote and design active living in order to shape healthier lives across the life course.
The meeting in Odense is a unique opportunity to meet experts & influencers face to face; to network, mix and mingle; be inspired by leaders in the field and stay up-to-date with scientific, practice and policy developments in Europe and beyond.
Join us in Odense and engage in discussions on evidence-informed strategies, programs, and tools to promote Active Living for health and well-being.
Jens Troelsen, Head of Scientific Committee
Thomas Skovgaard, Head of Organizing Committee
HEPA Europe is a network which works for better health and wellbeing in the WHO European Region through more physical activity for all people. Its mission is to provide a forum for the advancement of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) research, policy and practice across the WHO European region.
HEPA Europe focus on population-based approaches for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity using the best available scientific evidence. It encourages collaboration and partnerships between research, practice and related sectors to exchange, disseminate and share experience and knowledge.
HEPA Europe activities are based on WHO policy statements, such as the European Strategy on Physical Activity, the Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and the Global Action Plan for Physical Activity (GAPPA).
In 2005, the 1st annual meeting of the HEPA Europe marked the formal establishment of the network, and was hosted by the Gerlev Idrætshøjskole, Denmark. In 2008 the first scientific conferences were organized back-to-back with the annual meeting in Glasgow, UK. In Odense, we are delighted to organize the 15th annual meeting 10th scientific conference close to the place, where it all began in 2005.