The HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway conducted the first survey of Irish school children in 1998. The latest report from the 2018 survey was launched on Monday March 8th 2021. Previous surveys were conducted in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years.
HBSC is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. HBSC Ireland is one of 50 countries and regions across Europe and North America that make up the HBSC Network.
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years.