Research & Capacity Building

The school environment does matter for educational success and health!

The school environment does matter for educational success and health!

The school environment plays an important role in the educational success, well-being and health of students. The quality of life at school (the physical and/or social environment) represents one of the key determinants of successful education. Adequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene in schools..

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Education and Environmental Health

Education and Environmental Health

Improving the health of all and reducing inequalities requires a renewed focus on the actual physical environment of schools. Two studies, conducted in North America, highlight the link between pollution in the school environment and educational success (reading and mathematics assessments, behavioural..

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ASCD launches Whole Child Network

ASCD launches Whole Child Network

On Friday November 8th, ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)   launched the ASCD Whole Child Network: http://www.ascd.org/programs/The-Whole-Child/Whole-Child-Network.aspx, a free-to-join global network of schools that are focused on the same goal: transforming their..

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Amsterdam wins EU Health Award 2019

Prevention and reduction of overweight in children and adolescents

The City of Amsterdam has won the City European Health Award 2019 with its Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme. This year’s theme is prevention and reduction of children and adolescents that are overweight. According to..

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UNESCO Chair News Update – October

Read our latest news update, with information about:

UNESCO Chair Introduction webinar on 17 October 2019;
Pre-conference: Intersectorality ‘next generation’: a real way to tackle health inequalities on 20 November 2019;
Seminar Towards Prevention 2.0! in Clermont-Ferrand;

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Building bridges between health and education

Building bridges between health and education

MEETING ASCOT 18th and 19th of SEPTEMBER

ADOLESCENT HEALTH COMING OF AGE Conference

The “Adolescent Health – Coming of Age” conference, organized by the RCPCH (Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health) and SAHM (Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine), was a..

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