"Schools are the key settings
for promoting physical activity
and physical education."
Ian Young, IUHPE, Scotland


Nina Grieg Viig
Vice-Dean Faculty of Education at Bergen University College
Malcolm Thomas
Director of School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University
Professor Richard Osborne
Chair of Public Health @ School of Health and social Development Deakin University Australia
Venka Simovska
Programme Director Research for Environmental and Health Education, Universityh of Aarhus, Denmark
Dr. Leena Paakkari
Researcher Health Education, Research Center for Health promotion, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Brigitte Haider
Assistant of the President EPA European Parents Association, Australia
Johannes Theiner
Ambassador European Parents' Association, Vienna, Austria
Kristine Sørensen
Global Advisor on Health Literacy
Global Health Literacy Academy
Ian Young
Consultant health promoting schools IUHPE Scotland


Elise Sijthoff
Educational publisher and health literacy programme developer

Long Life Learning House
Groenburgwal 59
1011 HT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 626 5757


Charlotte Crum
Occupational therapist at De Kom
Marieke Vosveld
Occupational therapist at De Kom
Shanti George
Independent researcher
+31 (0)70 3236569


The founders represent the network and offer insights at key conferences and symposia around the world. WISHES is open for everyone. Already we are in contact with a lot of professionals and members. Do you have ideas, experience or knowledge to share? Please join in for a better future for each individual child.

Groenburgwal 59 • 1019 HT Amsterdam The Netherlands • +31(0)20 626 5757
Groenburgwal 59 • 1019 HT Amsterdam The Netherlands • +31(0)20 626 5757