Dissemination

Meetings with Policy-Makers

PROMEHS team members have worked actively with policy-makers to ensure real policy changes in Europe.

Here are some highlights of this work:

GREECE:

  • January 2nd, 2020 - Meeting in person with the Director of Education, Western Greece, Mr Giannopoulos, Konstantinos, to discuss the project.

  • August 28th, 2020 - Meeting in person with the Rector of University of Patras, Dr Bouras, Christos.The discussion centered around the role the University of Patras can play within the PROMEHS project.

  • September 2nd, 2020 - On-line meeting with the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion, Primary Schools in Achaia prefecture, Mrs Papakonstantinon Artemis, and with the Coordinator of Mental Health Promotion, Secondary Schools in Achaia prefecture, Mrs Thomopoulou Ioanna. The topic of our discussion: The PROMEHS Erasmus project and its implementation in primary and secondary schools of Western Greece. PROMEHS comparison with similar programs of Mental Health at Greek Schools.

  • September 3rd, 2020 - On-line meeting with the Coordinator of Primary Education, Western Greece, Mr Papadakis, Spyros and the 36 coordinators of primary and secondary education in Western Greece to discuss howto implement the PROMEHS curriculum in schools.

 

 

PORTUGAL:

  • November 5th, 2019 – Face to face meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Division of Educacion Policy Development - Oeiras City Council, for general dissemination of PROMEHS Project.

  • January 8th 2020 - Face to face meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Department of Social Intervention - Almada City Council, for general  dissemination of PROMEHS Project.

  • March, 4th, 2020 - Online meeting with the Director and technical staff of the Observatory of Psychology and Wellness - Viseu District, to present PROMEHS Project.

  • March, 10th, 2020 - Face to face meeting with technical staff of the Division of Education Policy Development​ - Oeiras City Council, to formally present PROMEHS Project.

  • May 5th, 2020 - Online meeting for an update and to present the partners, with the Division of Educacion and Policy Development - Oeiras City Council, the Department of Social Intervention and Division of Education - Almada City Council and the Observatory of Psychology and Wellness - Viseu District.

  • July, 13th, 2020 - Online Meeting with the Division of Educacion and Policy Development and the Chief of the Inovation and Special Projects Unit  - Oeiras City Council.

  • September, 25th, 2020 - Online Meeting with the Division of Education and Policy Development - Oeiras City Council for an update about schools selection.

  • October, 2nd, 2020 - Online Meeting with Division of Education - Almada City Council to present the school clusters selected by the Department to participate in the PROMEHS Project.

  • November, 16th 2020 – Online meeting with the Chief and technical staff of the Division of Education - Viseu City Council to present PROMEHS Project.

  • December, 21th, 2020 – Online meeting with the Division of Education and Policy Development technical staff - Oeiras City Council to present the progress made with the PROMEHS Project.

LATVIA:

  • October 12th, 2020 -  Joint meeting in person with the vice-mayor of Sigulda region Līga Sausiņa, the Head of School Board of Sigulda region Sandra Tukiša as well as principals of 14 schools involved in PROMEHS (lead by Baiba Martinsone).

  • December 9th, 2020 -  Baiba Martinsone was invited to participate in a meeting of the Committee of Education, science and culture at the Saeima (the Parliament of Latvia). Among the topics of this meeting was distance learning and role of mental health in this period of education under restrictions.

  • December 16th, 2020 - Baiba Martinsone presented on similar topic at the meeting of supervisory board of UNESCO Latvian national committee and the Ministry of Education and science of Latvia.

  • December 18th, 2020 - Baiba Martinsone was invited to speak with the minister of Education and science Ilga Šuplinska in the ministry's FB on the rubric "The actual topic" about teachers' wellbeing and promoting of mental health. After this brief interview (the minister posed the question and Baiba answered) there was the opportunity to discuss with the minister on PROMEHS recommendations for policy makers. We agreed that the recommendations will be shared with the ministry.

June 2020 – Latvian Team meets the Vice-Mayor of Sigulda region municipality, the Head of Regional Education Board and the Head of the Regional Methodological Alliance.

On the 15th of June, 2020, the Latvian PROMEHS team members (project manager prof. Baiba Martinsone and project teacher Vineta Inberga) had a meeting with Vice-Mayor of Sigulda region municipality, Līga Sausiņa, The head of Regional Education Board, Sandra Tukiša, and the head of the regional methodological alliance, Vaira Siliņa. The meeting was held at the Municipality of the Sigulda region

 

The goal of the meeting was to update on the progress of the project, agree on the next activities regarding the organization of the national opening conference, and other national-level dissemination activities.

Results:

  • Main technical and organizational details of the opening conference on 25th of August were solved. 

  • Agreement on how to approach schools (individual contacts with school leaders, invitation letters, provision of PROMEHS booklets) was reached.

  • Online registration of participants has started. The agreement that streaming of the conference will be offered nationally.

January 2020 at Palazzo della Regione, Milan (Italy)

The Italian PROMEHS team co-organised a National Conference for teachers, educators, policy makers, social health professionals together with the Lombardy Regional Welfare Office.

The Conference, which was held on the 22nd of January 2020, has been a great opportunity to present the PROMEHS project to a wide and diverse audience, and to officially introduce our new and important collaboration with the Lombardy Regional Offices. We will be working closely with people who have been promoting health in school for a long time. We are confident this will help enhance the impact of our project even more.

November 2019 - Italian Team at the Senate in Rome

PROMEHS Italian Team (Prof. Ilaria Grazzani, Prof. Veronica Ornaghi and Dr. Valeria Cavioni) has been invited by the Senator Mrs. Bianca Laura Granato (VII Permanent Commission - Public Education and Cultural Heritage) at the Senate in Rome (Italy) to share with other experts ideas on how to promote mental health at school.

The meeting aimed at preparing a Conference on these specific topics that will take place in February 2020, in Rome.

November 2019 - Latvian Team meets Sigulda's Vice-Mayor and the Head of Regional Education Board

The Latvian PROMEHS team members (Prof. Baiba Martinsone and Vineta Inberga) just had a meeting with Sigulda's Vice-Mayor, Līga Sausiņa, and with the Head of Regional Education Board, Sandra Tukiša.

The goal of the meeting was to update them on the progress we are making within the project, to plan the implementation and the next research steps of the PROMEHS' curriculum, and to find appropriate ways to disseminate its results.
 

The following actions have been identified:

  • A National Opening Conference will be organised in August 2020 to present the project to teachers, parents and policy authorities within the Sigulda region, and beyond.

  • An interview with the project manager Prof. Baiba Martinsone on mental health promotion, social emotional learning and the PROMEHS project will be recorded and a local TV will broadcast it to reach a wide and non-technical audience across Latvia.

ADDRESS
 
University of Milano-Bicocca
Department of Human Sciences for Education “R. Massa”​
Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1
20126 Milan, Italy
 
Building U6, 4th Floor 
 
promehs.italy@gmail.com
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