A first meeting for researchers from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries in SHE was held in Moscow in November. This meeting aimed to work towards establishing a SHE research group of EECA countries as part of the SHE research group. For two days, school health promotion was discussed from a variety of perspectives, and research approaches and methodologies related to health promoting schools were presented. The participants shared research findings and joined group work do identify research areas and experienced challenges in school health research inside the participating countries. We warmly welcome our Eastern European and Central Asian colleagues to join the SHE research group to promote HPS research across our cultures!