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Table 2 Data collection for the three country cases

From: Unravelling networks in local public health policymaking in three European countries – a systems analysis

The Netherlands
Previous work REPOPA (Oct 2011–Jan 2013) Data from interviews (14) with local, regional and national stakeholders on use of evidence in the process of developing 1 national and 1 local HEPA policy
Preparatory meetings with research team: focusing on context and specifics of the local setting with respect to HEPA policymaking Research team: • Two researchers in Public Health Tilburg University • Two policy advisors (Dutch Institute for Healthcare Improvement) • One expert in conducting systems analyses
Previous research on cross sectoral policymaking, stakeholders and networks at local level in the Netherlands - Aarts MJ. Children, physical activity and the environment [57] - De Goede J. Knowledge in process [19] - Hoeijmakers M. Local health policy development processes [58] - Van Egmond S. Science and policy in interaction [59]
Policy documents related to HEPA policy at national and local levela - National level policy documents: six documents - Regional level policy documents: six documents - Local level policy documents of other municipalities: 14 documents - Local level policy documents of case: 12 documents
Semi-structured interviews (individual and group) General level: Individual (three documents)b and group (one document)b, role and institute:
- Researcher on local public health policy, Tilburg University
- Policy advisor, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment
- Policy advisor, Regional Public Health Service West-Brabant
- Two policy advisors, Regional Public Health Service Hart voor Brabant
Case level: Individual (one document)b and group (four documents)b, role and institute:
- Two policy advisors, Regional Public Health Service West-Brabant (one time)
- Policy advisor, Regional Sport Service West-Brabant
- Key figure group case (three times): • One policy advisor, Regional Public Health Service West-Brabant • One policy advisor, Regional Sport Service West-Brabant • One policymaker, Municipality Dutch case
Denmark
Previous work REPOPA (Oct 2011–Jan 2013) Data from interviews (17) with local and regional stakeholders on use of evidence in the process of developing one regional and three local HEPA policies
Preparatory meetings for research team: focusing on context and specifics of the local setting with respect to HEPA policymaking Research team • Two researchers/policy advisors of Research Centre for Prevention and Health • Two researchers in Public Health of University Southern Denmark
Books on cross sectoral policymaking, stakeholders and networks in Denmark - Fischer-Nielsen B. Kommunalpolitik [60] - Lundtorp S, Rasmussen M. Rigtigt kommunalt – ledelse I kommuner og amter fra reform til reform [61]
Policy documents related to governance and HEPA policy at national and local levela - International policy documents: one document - National level policy documents: 12 documents - National level law document: one document - Regional level policy documents: two documents - Local level policy documents from other municipalities: four documents - Local level policy documents of case: 10 documents
Discussion over email General level: Individual (one document), role and institute:
  - Researcher/policy advisor, Local government Denmark (email contact)
Semi-structured interviews (individual and group) Case level: Group (five documents)b, role and institute:
- Key figure group case (four times face-to-face and once by telephone) • Three policymakers of Centre of Health, Sport and Citizenship (two from health and one from sports)
Romania
Previous work REPOPA (Oct 2011–Jan 2013) Data from interviews (four) with local, regional and national stakeholders on use of evidence in the process of developing two national HEPA policies
Preparatory meetings with research team: focusing on context and specifics of the local setting with respect to HEPA policymaking Research team: • Three researchers in public health, Babes-Bolyai University
Policy documents related to HEPA policy at national and local levela - International policy documents: four documents - National level policy documents: one document - Documentation from the actual local strategy of the case
Semi-structured interviews (individual) National level: Individual (three documents)b, role and institute:
- General Secretary of the National Sport for All Federation;
- General Inspector, Ministry of Education;
- Policy advisor, National Focal Point - HEPA Europe Network, National Institute of Public Health)
Case level: Individual (27 documents)b, role and institute:
Local level public sector
- Three stakeholders city hall, two policy advisors and one director
- Three stakeholders city council, two policy advisors and one director
County level public sector
- One stakeholder county council, director
- Five stakeholders sector education, one inspector education, three directors, one assistant director (five different organisations)
- Two stakeholders sector public health, one policy advisor, one director (two different organisations)
- Four stakeholders sector sports, one dean, one director, one manager (three different organisations)
Local organisations
- Four stakeholders private sector, three directors, one press officer (four different organisations)
- Five stakeholders civil society, five directors (four different organisations)
Websites for general information Looked for documents on the official websites of public institutions at national and local level to explore multiple documents for each of these institutions
  1. aPolicy documents include national policies and local policies and implementation plans in public health, HEPA, Sports, policy evaluations, vision of the Aldermen and organisation diagrams, available on websites of local governance and national organisations
  2. bThe number in brackets refers to the number of conducted interviews