The vision of SHE is that the health promoting school approach becomes an acknowledged and accepted concept in all EU Member States, with increased implementation activities on regional and local level within schools.
To work actively towards this vision, the purpose of SHE is through the engagement of national coordinators in each EU Member State and a designated SHE research group to:
Share good practices, expertise and skills on Support the development, implementation and school health promotion;
Support the development, implementation and research (evaluation / evidence) of school health promotion.
Strengthen and expand the SHE network to a leading European network and community for school health promotion.
Provide on-going technical support in the EU Member States through the network of national and regional coordinators and the SHE member countries in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.
Create, maintain and ensure active collaboration between the health sector, the education sector and the social sector within the EU Member States and on an international level.
The Schools for Health in Europe Network (SHE) exists since 1991 and started as a WHO supported network. From 2017, SHE is an independent NGO with its own legal entity, hosted by University College South Denmark, co-funded by EU and supported by WHO EURO
Currently 31 SHE member countries in Europe and Central Asia are members of SHE. The SHE foundation is non-profit making.
The primary target group for the SHE activities are the SHE national and regional coordinators and the SHE Research Group members. But SHE also provides service to a wide range of other users.READ MORE
SHE national coordinators are the representatives of countries from Europe and Central Asia. They manage the national programmes of health promoting schools in their countries and join international cooperation under SHE to implement the approach and values of health promoting schools.READ MORE
SHE's research group consists of researchers from all over Europe who support SHE in developing, exploring and testing relevant issues and approaches concerning school health promotion.READ MORE