NEWS! on PEN workshops & presentations

PEN symposia:at the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress, October 12 to 14, 2021.

Insights into benchmarking, evaluation and implementation of public policies to create healthy physical activity policy environments  - Symposium B6 on Wed. Oct 13, 2021, 1:20 AM PDT, 9:20 AM BST, 10:20 AM CEST. Speakers: Liam Kelly, Enrique García Bengoechea, Wolfgang Ahrens, Antje Hebestreit, Sarah Forberger

Evaluating and benchmarking physical activity policy as a tool to address the challenges of inactivity - Symposium C16 on  Thu. Oct 14, 2021, 3:15 PM PDT, 11:15 PM BST, 12:15 AM CEST. Speakers: Guy Faulkner, Catherine Woods, Peter Gelius, John C. Spence

PEN Presentations

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Workshops and symposia

  • Symposium: Insights into benchmarking, evaluation and implementation of public policies to create healthy physical activity policy environments, at ISPAH 12-14 October 2021. Find more information of this symposium here.
  • Hybrid workshop and conference: Quantifying the impact of food and lifestyle policies: Challenges, perspectives and synergies in the identification of causal effects and model-based simulations, 6-8 September 2021 (Internal project meetings and international workshop) at the University of Bologna, Campus di Rimini. See information at the dedicated website here.
  • Virtual workshop “Approaches to the evaluation of nutrition policies: state of the art, challenges and new directions”, 25-26 March 2021, as part of the activities of WP3 Estimation and simulation of policy impact". Hosted by the Institute of Health Economics and Health Care Management at the Helmholtz Zentrum München in collaboration with the Department of Statistical Sciences “Paolo Fortunati” at the University of Bologna. This workshop focused mainly on ex-ante simulation modelling and ex-post econometric methods.

    Find a summary of this workshop and links to the slides here.

Talks at scientific conferences

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Posters at scientific conferences

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Archive of presentations of past years

 

2021

Talks at scientific conferences

  • Implementation processes of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons learned from a scoping review. Speaker: Sarah Forberger. Talk at the ISBNPA XChange Initiative 2021 - Selected for the live Q&A sessions, virtual meeting, June 2021.

2020

Workshops and symposia

  • Webinar: Measuring policy actions for healthy and sustainable food and physical activity environments - A SIG Policies and Environment webinar, webinar led by PEN and the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 22 September 2020. Find more information and the recording of this webinar here.

  • Virtual joint workshop: Disrupting childhood obesity trends across Europe; a joint symposium of CO-CREATE, STOP and PEN 
        - CO-CREATE: CO-CREATE: Cocreating policies with youth in Europe (Professor Knut-Inge Klepp)
        - STOP: Strengthening evidence and engaging different actors (Professor Franco Sassi)
        - PEN: Monitoring and accountability of public policies across Europe (Professor Wolfgang Ahrens)
    at the European and International Congress on Obesity (ECO-ICO 2020), 2 Septemer 2020.
  • Virtual joint symposium „Addressing health policy and research at the STOP/ CO-CREATE/ PEN Symposium”, 30th June 2020. A virtual joint symposium of the STOP, CO-CREATE and PEN was organized with key members of the three consortia as an opportunity for the projects to collaborate and share updates on progress to date. Quotes from the coordinators of the STOP, CO-CREATE and PEN project, as well as the link to the recorded symposium on 30th June 2020 can be found at the website of the STOP project here.
  • Identifying the 'best buys' in public policy for promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition; Can we do it? If yes, How? Why? and What we can learn from each other. Pre-Conference Workshop at the 19th Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (SBNPA) - Advancing Behaviour Change Science, Auckland, New Zealand, 17-20 June 2020.
  • What can we learn from food and physical activity policy evaluation to maximise impact on health and sustainability: The intersection between research and practice. Symposium at the 19th Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) - Advancing Behaviour Change Science. Auckland, New Zealand, 17-20 June 2020.

Talks at scientific conferences

  • A study on implementation of food-related policies in Poland using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index. Speaker: Piotr Romaniuk. Talk at PEN session at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Benchmarking the implementation of recommended food environment policies in Norway using the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). Speaker: Liv Elin Torheim. Talk at PEN session at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Has the Netherlands created a healthy food environment for its citizens? Application of the Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). Speaker: Sanne Djojosoeparto. Talk at PEN Session at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Evaluating food-related policies in Germany using the Food Environment Policy Index. Speaker: Karin Geffert. Talk at PEN session at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Has the European Union created a healthy food environment for its citizens? Application of the Food Environment Policy Index (EPI). Speaker: Maartje Poelman. Talkt at PEN session at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Political framework for nutrition in Germany: A political field analysis with an experts survey. Speaker: Peter von Philipsborn. Talk at the 36th Annual Meeting of the German Association for the Study of Obesity, Leipzig, Germany, June 2020.
  • Public acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverages tax and its associated factors in the Netherlands. Speaker: Michelle Eykelenboom. Talk at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020. 
  • Key indicators for harmonized European population health surveillance: an iterative approach. Speaker: Stefanie Do. Talk at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Health surveillance indicators: what is available in European data sets for policy evaluation?. Speaker: Isobel Stanley. Talk at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Systematic review examining the evidence for impact of school policies on physical activity. Speaker: Catherine Woods. Talk at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Evaluation of policy measures to promote a healthy diet and physical activity – The PEN Project. Speaker: Wolfgang Ahrens. Talk at the 16th World Congress on Public Health /EUPHA 2020 - Public health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, virtual meeting, Rome, Italy, October 2020.
  • Has the European Union created a healthy food environment for its citizens? Application of the Food Environment Policy Index (EPI). Speaker: Sanne Djojosoeparto. Talk at the European and International Congress on Obesity, Dublin, Ireland, September 2020.
  • A Physical Activity Policy Audit of four PEN countries: What can we learn for sustainability and health promotion? Measuring policy actions for healthy and sustainable food and physical activity environments. Speaker: Sven messing. At the SIG Policies and Environment webinar,PEN/ISBNPA, 22 September 2020.
  • Building a systems map of determinants of dietary intake in low-income groups as a basis for health equity policies. Speaker: Alexia Sawyer. Talk at the Joint STOP/ CO-CREATE/ PEN symposium, virtual Conference, June 2020.
  • Policy impact evaluation: Simulation modeling and quasi-experimental methods. Spaeker: Michael Laxy. Talk at the Joint STOP/ CO-CREATE/ PEN symposium, virtual Conference, June 2020.
  • Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments in Europe: Progress on Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) in Europe. Speaker: Janas Harrington. Talk at the Joint STOP/ CO-CREATE/ PEN symposium, virtual Conference, June 2020.
  • Talk based on published article” Public acceptability of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in the Netherlands”Speaker: Michelle Eykelenboom. Invited talk at the National Sugar Challenge 2020, Online, Netherlands, June 2020.
  • Politische Rahmenbedingungen für Ernährung in Deutschland: Eine Politikfeldanalyse mit Expertenbefragung. Speaker: Peter von Philipsborn. Talk at the 36th Annual Meeting of the German Association for the Study of Obesity, Leipzig, Germany, June 2020.
  • The Food–Environment Policy Index (EPI): monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments in Ireland. Speaker: Janas Harrington. Talk at the 24th Annual Health Promotion Conference, virtual Conference, Ireland, June 2020.
  • Building a literature-based systems map of determinants of dietary intake in low-income groups as a basis for health equity policies. Speaker: Alexia Sawyer. Talk at the ISBNPA Xchange, virtual meeting, June 2020.
  • The Work of the WHO CC for Physical Activity and Public Health at FAU. Speaker: Peter Gelius. Invited talk at the Kick-off meeting of the EU-sponsored LOGOPAS project. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 4-5 February 2020.
  • The Food – Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments in Ireland: Process Outline. Speaker: Janas Harrington. Talk at the SPHeRE Conference, Dublin, February 2020.

Posters at scientific conferences

  • Evaluation and prioritization on food environment policies in Norway using th Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI). Author: Liv Elin Torheim. 12th Nordic Nutrition Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 8-12 June 2020.

2019

Workshops and symposia

  • Policy impact indicators. Expert workshop at the Robert Koch Institute. Berlin, Germany, 26-27 September 2019.
  • Taxation policies regarding sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and other junk foods. Learning from experience. Workshop at the 4th V4 Public Health Conference. Debrecen, Hungary, 25 April 2019.
  • Health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policy audit tool (PAT) Training. HEPA-PAT training workshop at the Kick-off Meeting of the PEN project. Bremen, Germany, 5 February 2019.
  • Overview of Food Environment Policy Index (Food EPI) Processes. Food-EPI training workshop at the Kick-off Meeting of the PEN project. Bremen, Germany, 4 February 2019.
  • European Food Environment Policy Index (Food EPI) Roadmap development. Food-EPI training workshop at the Kick-off Meeting of the PEN project. Bremen, Germany, 4 February 2019.
  • Workshop for stakeholders consultation. Stuttgart, Germany, 4 February 2019.

Talks at scientific conferences

  • Best food policy practices.  Road to Framework Convention on Food Systems: tackling global syndemic with food policy. Speaker: Piotr Romaniuk. Invited talk at the pre-conference workshop of the 12th EPH Conference 2019. Marseille, France, 20-23 November 2019.
  • An emerging trend to tax sugar sweetened beverages and other junk foods: overregulation or an effective way to modify dietary behaviours? Speaker: Piotr Romaniuk. 12th EPH Conference 2019. Marseille, France, 20-23 November 2019.
  • Identifying best practices in junk food taxation and other food policies. Selected examples and their assessment. Speaker: Piotr Romaniuk. 12th EPH Conference 2019. Marseille, France, 20-23 November 2019.
  • Public policies addressing health-related behaviours in Europe. Speaker: Wolfgang Ahrens. Expert workshop to identify indicators important for monitoring and surveillance in young and adult populations. Berlin, Germany, 26-27 September 2019.
  • The Work of the WHO CC for Physical Activity and Public Health at FAU. Speakers: Peter Gelius, Karim Abu-Omar. Invited talk at the meeting of the Workgroup “Physical activity in everyday life” of the German Ministry of Health. Berlin, Germany, 7 May 2019.

Posters at scientific conferences

  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) - Fostering Sustainable and Active Transport in Copenhagen. Noah Peters & Lucia Reisch. ‘Festival for the Global Goals’ organised by Frederiksberg Municipality and hosted by Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-14 September 2019.
  • Siec ewaluacji polityk – projekt europejski; zadania Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu (European Project Policy Evaluation Network: from the perspective of Poznan University of Medical Sciences). Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis et al. National conference for dieticians. Poznan, Poland, 2 March 2019.

2018

Workshops and symposia

Talks at scientific conferences

  • Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). Speaker: Catherine Woods. Invited talk at the ISPAH conference. London, United Kingdom, 15-17 Oktober 2018.
  • Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). Speaker: Catherine Woods. Invited talk at the working group of the European network for the promotion of health-enhancning physical activity (HEPA). Video conference, 11 June 2018.
  • Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions - Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). Speaker: Lucia Reisch. Internal event at the Copenhagen Business School. Copenhagen, Denmark, 23 March 2018.
  • Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions - Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). Speaker: Antje Hebestreit & Sarah Forberger. Internal event ("Jour-Fixe") at BIPS, Bremen, Germany, 5 February 2018.

Posters at scientific conferences

2017

Workshops and symposia

Talks at scientific conferences

Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions - Policy Evaluation Network (PEN). Speaker: Wolfgang Ahrens. Invited talk at the 4th JPI HDHL Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 1 December 2017.

Posters at scientific conferences