Brainstorming can be an effective way of generating lots of ideas on a specific issue and then determining which ideas constitutes the best solution. This document shows the step by step process.
When you're going to define a preliminary strategic plan for a project or plan actions in the project, a useful technique is a briefing workshop. This tool shows how to organize such a working session.
It is particularly useful to hold sessions at an early stage in any community planning initiative and then, again, at periodic intervals, and this tool helps to plan and lead the process of the processes.
Listening competence is essential in your work with health promotion and heath education. This tool gives you ways to improve your listening. You can also use the ideas in a training programme for pupils, facilitators and health ambassadors.
An essential part of the health-promoting school is contact and communication between children and local experts and “resource persons”. This document gives some examples of how to facilitate the contact.
This tool helps children to document and evaluate neighborhood living. This can lead to an open dialogue with community residents and increase the children's awareness of the diversity of individual perceptions of neighbourhood spaces and lifestyles - and point out problems to resolve and spaces to redesign.
This evaluation toolkit assists local coordinators and other local actors in building portfolios for the local evaluation of a project. The resources are designed to gather data on the perceptions of participants and the outcomes of project activities.
This tool is useful for involving e.g. parents, grandparents, teachers and health professionals. The adults are asked to recall images of significant behaviours, places, activities, actors and situations from one’s own childhood and reflect upon present-day changes in the urban environment, childhood and parental cultures, etc. This can lead to action planning regarding problemsolving of the present city.
This tool helps pupils, with the help of the teacher, to investigate their ideas, want they want to do and how.
The Ladder of Participation contains eight steps, each step representing increasing degrees of pupil participation and different forms of cooperation with adults. The tool can be used to plan Children's participation in an activity or project. See the good practice example.
HEPCOM project: preventing overweight and obesity among children and young people. The HEPCOM project aims to increase the number and quality of local community and school interventions for promoting healthy eating and physical activity among children and young people throughout Europe.
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