From 27-28th April 2016, REPOPA team participated at the Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health, Newcastle Gateshead, UK. This year Conference Theme: “Evidence to Impact in Public Health" was the perfect match with the Project REPOPA goal and objectives, and a good opportunity for us to disseminate our results to wider audience.
Hilde Spitters presented REPOPA’s work package 2 with the oral presentation “ In2Action the impact of a serious game on collaboration and knowledge use in inter-sectoral policy processes in selected EU countries”. Hilde’s presentation informed the participants about the intervention results from Denmark, The Netherlands and Romania carried out by structured simulated role-play to deal with highly complex decision making at local level encountered in real life networks. Discussion showed that there is a big interest from the conference participants to exchange the experience in using this method in evidence informed decision-making.
REPOPA’s work package 3 team presented by Project Coordinator Arja R. Aro, Maja Bertram and Natasa Loncarevic, held an interactive workshop “Potentials and pitfalls of Stewardship interventions in evidence-informed policy making”. At this workshop Maja Bertram presented the main principles of Stewardship approach in REPOPA as well as the preliminary intervention results from three countries using this approach (Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy). After the presentation, workshop participants had a time for questions and discussions, which showed us that there is a huge need for more projects as REPOPA.