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Table 2 Specific needs of each of the country cases

From: Developing a policy game intervention to enhance collaboration in public health policymaking in three European countries

The Netherlands - Give a boost to cross-sector implementation of the HEPA policy plan
- Enhance the understanding of the policy development process
- Understand the needs and values of other organizations in the stakeholder network and what each other’s gain would be to participate in the HEPA implementation plan
- Make a connection of the learning experiences in the game to other health areas than physical activity
- Gain more insight in new divisions of tasks and how to work with different budget allocations
Denmark - Use the policy game as a kick-off opportunity to start the development of the implementation plan and get ideas and plans how to develop the plan
- Focus on the necessity of a joint effort across municipality sectors
- Identify ideas for processes that could be of use for future developed policy plans
- Strengthen knowledge exchange with stakeholders and what is needed to fulfill this task
- Learn to become more visible in the process
Romania - Need to take a step back of the current developed strategy and get first a more general overview of the local needs to be able to address these local needs
- To enhance own knowledge and understanding on the roles of other local stakeholders in local HEPA policymaking
- Increase collaboration based on common needs and goals
- Overcome barriers in the policy process, such as scarce communication between stakeholders, scarce resources, different goals among stakeholders and lack of interest from the local public authority