(European network for the promotion of health-
HEPA Europe is a network which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.
WHO/Europe closely collaborates with the network, consistently with the goals of its programme on transport and health that include the promotion of physical activity as a healthy means for sustainable transport.
Promote a better understanding of health-
Develop, support, and disseminate effective strategies and multi-
Foster the preservation and creation of social and physical environments as well as values and lifestyles supportive of health-
Together with other relevant institutions and organizations, improve coordination in physical activity promotion across sectors and administrative structures.
Focus on population-
Emphasis on the importance of monitoring and evaluation; encouragement of the development of standardized measurement methods and systematic research
Encouragement of the ongoing exchange, dissemination and sharing of experience and knowledge
Support of cooperation, partnerships and collaboration with other related sectors, networks, and approaches.
All activities of HEPA Europe are based on WHO policy statements, such as the Global Strategy for Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the European Charter on Counteracting Obesity, the NCD Action Plan and on corresponding documents from the European Commission