Folkhälsomyndigheten, Sweden

The Public Health Agency of Sweden has a national responsibility for public health issues and works to ensure good public health. The agency also works to ensure that the population is protected against communicable diseases and other health threats. Our vision statement is a public health that strengthens the positive development of society.

General-Directorate of Health - Portugal

The Directorate-General of Health (DGS) is a public body of the Portuguese Ministry of Health with responsibility in guiding and developing Public Health programmes, improving healthcare and clinical organizational quality management, assuring national epidemiological surveillance, preparing and publishing health statistics and coordinating the international relations of the Ministry of Health.


Developed by the DGS, the National Health Plan (NHP) includes (2016-2020), 12 priority programs for health prevention and promotion. One of these programs is the National Program for the Promotion of Physical Activity developed in the realm of the National Strategy for the Promotion of Physical Activity, Health and Well-Being 2016-2025. 

National Institute of Public Health, Romania

Founded in 1927 as a hygiene and social medicine institute, the institution was acting as the methodological leader for the public health network in Romania.

The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) provides technical assistance, including the provision of data, expertise and training, on public health and related matters to the Ministry of Health and its decentralized structures.

The National Centre for Health Status Evaluation and Health Promotion (NCHSEHP) within the NIPH is responsible for the surveillance of population health and well-being, of lifestyle factors, and coordinates the National Program for Health Status Evaluation, Health Promotion and Health Education.

Viešoji įstaiga Centro Poliklinika, Lithuania

Public institution Centro Poliklinika is one of the largest outpatient health care institutions in Lithuania.

Today, the clinic is proud of the latest information technology and computer-based patient registration, medical work system, a laboratory that meets the highest European standards, department of day-care therapy and curgery, also the branch of clinic of cursing, palliative medicine and social services

Centro poliklinika is the place, where we can always get help, advice, support, where our specialists are waiting to take care for our health, so that our lives are full, long and happy.

Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya, Spain

INEFC - Institut Nacional d'Educació Física de Catalunya. (The National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia). INEFC is a Higher Education Institution managed directly by the Government of Catalonia, whose mission is to provide education and training in the field of physical activity and sports, as well as to undergo leading scientific research in the field. Originally founded in 1975, INEFC joined the Barcelona Olympics’ spirit and moved to its current headquarters in the Olympic ring area in 1992.

INEFC has two academic campuses, Barcelona and Lleida, academically ascribed to the Universities of Barcelona and Lleida respectively. INEFC staffs more than one hundred fulltime teachers and researchers, being Physical Activity and Health, Sports Management and High Performance the main areas of specialisation.

In addition, INEFC sponsors its own research groups, joint projects with other Catalan institutions (eg, High Performance Sports Centre (CAR), the Catalan Sports Council (CCE)) and international partners.

Goethe - Universität Frankfurt

The Department of Preventive and Sports Medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt does government and third-party funded scientific research. It has been involved as a project leader or as an associated partner in national and international projects covering various aspects of health enhancing physical activity and structured exercise. The Department of Preventive and Sports Medicine is one of the leading research groups on physical activity and cancer, physical activity and back pain in Germany. Further research includes physical activity promotion in specific target groups, especially in socially disadvantaged populations. The Department of Sports Medicine was involved in the development of the nation-wide German „Sport for Health“ quality seal.

Region Midtjylland, Denmark

A One Provider Health Care System without Barriers – is a common vision from the Central Danish health cluster in the Region of Randers, comprising the regional hospital, four surrounding municipalities: Norddjurs, Syddjurs, Randers, and Favskov, and the region’s general practitioners. The shared vision is to ensure a leadership focus for collaboration and development of patient flows and health and care tasks. The Strategic Health Management collaboration has ensured the development and implementation of common health care measures with the objective to secure higher quality in each of the patient flows. These health and care measures are developed in “laboratories” using the evidence based scrum-method, where short experimental projects are executed within an overall frame of strategic intentions to secure the required development and learning.

Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven

The Flanders Institute for Healthy Living (Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven) is an independent centre of expertise and a recognized partner of the government of Flanders, for health promotion. Healthy Living provides methods and training to health workers and other diverse professionals. Healthy Living supports (local) governments, schools, companies, health and welfare organisations in developing actions addressing health promotion.


Azienda Unita Locale Socio Sanitaria n2 Marca Trevigiana, Italy

Azienda ULSS 2 Marca Trevigiana (LHA2) is a local health authority in Veneto Region, providing health and social services to all the inhabitants of Treviso province. Through an integrated assistance model based on territorial units called “health districts”, it grants the satisfaction of people’s global needs, with particular regards to health and social protection actions. Since 2011 the “Medicina dello Sport e Esercizio Fisico (Sports and Exercise Medicine)” division has developed a program of tailored exercise prescription for patients with chronic and complicated pathologies (secondary prevention).

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Laura Merlo

Ministry for Health – Government of Malta

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate within the Ministry of Health aims to protect and promote the health and well-being of the population by developing and implementing strategies for the reduction of communicable and non-communicable diseases, supporting and empowering individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyle and carrying out effective surveillance and control of communicable diseases.

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