The main objective of this work package is to transfer this best practice to a collection of deprived neighbourhoods in different countries around Europe. “Grunau moves” is a complex multilevel long-term intervention with focus on social work and community organizing.
It is a participatory intervention with a vocation for sustainability and culturally adapted with particular consideration of social and environmental conditions. The intervention focuses on building strong relationships, networks, and social bonds, transparency, trust and activation.
The main objectives are:
– Creating health promoting settings (childcare, schools) via increasing awareness, knowledge and skills, professional self-esteem, cooperation between local actors
– Creating environments to promote physical activity and health via advocacy and persuasion of policy makers – changes in street design, youth welfare planning
– Increasing physical activity and healthy diet in children and families with a focus on social norms, recognition and self-esteem.
The “HEALTH4EUkids” Joint Action aims to implement health promotion and prevention strategies for child obesity across European countries. It seeks to share best practices and research findings, particularly focusing on the initiatives Grunau Moves from Germany and Smart Family from Finland. The project involves knowledge transfer, cooperation between member states, policy development, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in families and communities. Its goal is to prevent childhood obesity, increase physical activity and healthy diet, and ensure the sustainability and transferability of successful practices to other member states.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s EU4HEALTH Programme under the Grant Agreement no 101082462