The overall aim of SHE is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a setting focus on schools. SHE supports its members to further develop and sustain school health promotion in each EU Member State by providing a European platform for school health promotion. SHE contributes to national and regional development and implementation of school health promotion, as well as the development of new knowledge and evidence.
For the period 2018-2021 three specific objectives are formulated based on the mission and purpose of SHE: 1) By the end of 2021 the functioning of national and regional health promoting school networks and the implementation of health promoting schools has been supported by sharing good practices, expertise and skills and reinforcing the position of SHE national and regional coordinators; 2) By the end of 2021 the professional competence development of the SHE members and other stakeholders has been supported by the delivery of the SHE support programme; 3) By the end of 2021 the visibility and access to evidence based information on school health promotion has increased by the delivery of SHE publications and presentations.
Methods to achieve these objectives are: ameetings with SHE members and other stakeholders; capacity building workshops; SHE website; SHE helpdesk; share information through newsletters and social media and encourage regional and cross-border cooperation. Also, support school twinning; develop and implement teacher training material on school health inequality, renew the SHE online school manual; organising the SHE academy, support publications and do consultancy visits. Furthermore, develop and publish SHE promoting material; factsheets; online glossary; representing SHE at international conferences; developing European standards and indicators for health promoting schools and monitor the implementation on school health promotion in Europe.