WP 7 – School-level analysis of the implementation of tobacco control strategies

University of Tampere, Finland

Work Package Leader: Prof. Arja Rimpelä

The general objective of this work package is to assess which processes and contextual factors determined the way in which tobacco control policies and programmes are implemented within schools, and to identify the main barriers to effective implementation. The specific objectives are:

1. to prepare a review of current evidence on processes and contextual factors that influence the implementation of tobacco control policies and programmes at schools,

2. to hold semi-structured interviews with key informants of school staff in four schools in each of the seven countries,

3. based on the interview data, to analyse processes and contextual factors that influenced the im-plementation of policies and programmes at school levels,

4. to integrate the evidence into a model on processes and conditions that are contextually relevant to the implementation of tobacco control policies and programmes at schools.