Workplace HEPA promotion

This project provides a platform for exchanging effective approaches to promoting health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) among workers, to learn from experiences in different European countries and to promote the most effective approaches across the WHO European Region. The working group is co-chaired by Ms Ine De Clerck, Artevelde University College Ghent, Belgium; Ms Anna Puig-Ribera, University of Central Catalonia, Spain; Ms Sebastià Mas Alòs, University of Lleida, Spain; Ms Ilkka Väänänen, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland. As sedentary behaviour of employees is a relevant new research area related to important health risks, the working group is also focusing on this topic.

Current activities include the production of a survey-based report on activities related to promoting HEPA and reducing sitting in workplaces in participating European countries, and sharing country-specific experiences on the development of practical tools, instruments and approaches.

To join this activity, please contact HEPA Europe at hepaeurope@who.int