Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution. Aristotle
2016 marks the end of our third year as a WHO Collaborative Centre. We are taking time to reflect on the activities that have taken place over the course of the year and all the marvelous connections we’ve made to advance the debate on adolescent health. Our commitment to influencing policy has never been stronger and in the past year we have increased efforts to reach out to people and organisations that can help us attain this goal and have invested heavily in work with the WHO Euro Office to monitor and support the implementation of Investing in children: the European child and adolescent health strategy 2015–2020. We have built a strong foundation that will help us make the most of the many opportunities ahead. We are eager to see what 2017 has in store for us – we hope you do too.
May the joy of the holiday season be with you and your loved ones in the new year.