PROJECTS/ PROGRAMMES/ FIELD EXPERIENCES of HEPA Macedonia, 2005 – 2023
2022-2025: COST/EU: PhysAgeNet – NETWORK ON EVIDENCE-BASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN OLD AGE, CA20104 associated with the European Commission (https://physagenet.eu). Participant in the Management Committee, WG1, WG3 and WG4 – Implementation and development of standards from evidence-based medicine (EBM), Nominated by the Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of North Macedonia.
2020-2023: COST/EU: DE-PASS – Determinants of Physical Activities in Settings. Action CA19101 associated with the European Commission (https://depass.eu ) Participant in the Management Committee, WG1, WG2, WG3 and WG4 nominated by the Ministry of Science and Education, Republic of North Macedonia.
2022 – Development of third cycle of the Global Observatory for Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour GoPA! Country Cards: a research project. The Policy Working Group of the Global Observatory (GoPA / ISPAH). Second Macedonian Physical Activity Country Card, Lancet, Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!). https://www.globalphysicalactivityobservatory.com/Country%20cards/Macedonia,%20FYR%20card.pdf
2020-2021: European Commission-AECA/Erasmus+ Sport: Type of action: Not-for-profit European sport Events, Title: WoW EUROPE, Project Number: 623004-EPP-1-2020-1-RO-SPO-SNCESE. Coordinator: Romania (Collaborative partner: HEPA Macedonia).
2020: Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity: Project title “The development of an electronic health tool (e-Health)”. Winner Dr. Simovska, URL: https://devpost.com/software/digital-innovation-to-practice-physical-activity-e-health );
2021: European Commission, AECA/Erasmus+ Sport: Type of action: European Week of Sport, #Be Active, Skopje 2021, Synergies between State Agency of Youth and Sport and HEPA Macedonia, Skopje.
2019-2021: European Commission-AECA/Erasmus+ Sport: Type of action: Large Collaborative project: EUPASMOS Plus – EU Monitoring system for Sport and Physical Activity. Project Number: 603328 (EUPASMOS Plus), Coordinator: Portugal (Collaborative partner: HEPA Macedonia).
2019: Simovska V.: Member of the “Council for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health” at the Macedonian Ministry of Health: Conference for the preparation of the “National HEPA Strategy, programme and action plan, 2019-2023” in cooperation with the World Health Organization, Skopje, 2019.
2019-2020: SWG Regional Rural Development, South Easter Europe: “Development of a new small infrastructure for mountain tourism by improving the standards of hiking”, (Coordinator of the project proposal).
2018: European Commission, AECA/Erasmus+ Sport: Type of action: European Week of Sport #Be Active”, Workshop: Title “Developing FIT Nation through physical activity and balanced nutrition”, Skopje 19.09.2018, Coordinator: State Agency of Youth and Sport, Skopje (Collaborative Project Partner)
2017: European Commission-AECA/Erasmus+ Sport: Type of action: KA105 – Youth Mobility. Title: “CLOSER-Key Competences and Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Work“, Coordinator: Cabildo de Gran Canary. (Collaborative Project Partner).
2017: European Commission, HORIZON2020: Designing Collaborative large-scale research proposal: “K-Besity”, Childhood obesity prevention through lifestyle modification using ICT” – Gut microbiota and brain signaling during physical activity, Ministry of Science, Italy (WP4-5 Leader, HEPA Macedonia).
2011-2013: European Commission – AECA/Erasmus: “Dietitians ensuring education, teaching and professional quality – DIETS2 (Erasmus thematic network for dietetics – specific dietetic competences at the 2nd and 3rd cycle)”, Project number: 177201-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-ERASMUS-ENWA (WP2 – Project Associative Partner, HEPA Macedonia). http://www.ttfv.uklo.edu.mk/index.php/mk/studiski-programi/vtor-ciklus-studiski-programi/nutricionizam-ednogodishna
2011-2012: St. Clement of Ohrid University research project: EVALUATION OF DIETARY HABITS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS AND BMI kg/m2 MONITORING AS BASIS FOR A NEW HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA. University “St. Clement of Ohrid”-Bitola, Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences-Veles (National Project: Coordination).
2010-2013: European Commission-RTD/FP7: “Food Links”. University “St. Clement of Ohrid” Bitola, Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences (Collaborative Project: Participant).
2009-2010: European Commission-RTD/FP7: “Why We Age – A road map for molecular Bio gerontology”. Workshop: Vascular ageing, University of Cardiff, UK (Collaborative Project: Researcher).
2010: “DietPhactLongevity” –The European Commission, Cordis, RTD/FP –KBBE–2010.2.2-0.2. Collaborative Project Proposal, “Synergistic effects of traditional food-based diet and physical activity on prevention of functional decline of the obese ageing adults: Evaluation and recommendations” (International project: Coordination, Simovska V). http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_FP7_PARTNERS&QZ_WEBSRCH=hepa+macedonia
2009: Project, Agency for youth and sport of Republic of Macedonia: “National programme for smoking cessation of youth” (National Project: Coordination, Simovska V).
2006-2008: “EUNAAPA” European research project for “Action on Aging and Physical Activity”. NGO Public Health: “HEPA Macedonia National Organization for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity” (International Project: Associative Partner).
2006: National programme for smoking cessation “TOBACCO-FREE PHYSICAL/SPORT ACITVITY” 2006, www.nosmoking.cjb.net, WHO “QUIT and WIN” Programme (www.quitandwin.org). HEPA Macedonia (Coordination).