School health promotion across the Finnish-Russian border



The project was started in 2013 with baseline surveys among 5th-graders, their parents and teachers.


According to Post Doc Researcher Marjorita Sormunen (photo), the development activities, implemented in four pilot schools during the academic year 2013-2014, consisted of the following:


  • expanding on health educational materials;
  • developing operational models;
  • training school staff on health promotion and home-school collaboration.


Photo by Tuula Koponen


The results from the post-intervention surveys will be published in the final seminar in October 2014.


The project is co-funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland (Karelia ENPI cross-border cooperation programme).


Further information: or Project Manager Kirsi Bykachev,


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