The project aims to trigger discussion on the role physical activity and nutrition play in the prevention of non-communicable diseases. The objective is to ensure continuity of discussion on this topic by passing it ‘as a baton’ from one EU presidency to another.
Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme
Prevention and promotion of healthy lifestyles is one of the priorities of the EU public health programme. Nutrition and physical activity are important lifestylerelated health determinants and their link to prevalence of non-communicable diseases demonstrated. By promoting discussion on and cooperation between Member States on these topics, the project will further integrate national approaches on lifestyles.
Methods and means
The project will improve networking and further integrate existing national and EU-wide multi-stakeholder initiatives through discussions. It will also elaborate and disseminate good prevention practices for non-communicable diseases. In addition, it will discuss criteria for evaluation and quality management of prevention measures for non-communicable diseases.
Expected outcomes period
The project will:
organise a conference on nutrition, physical activity and non-communicable diseases;
improve networking and further integrate existing national and EU-wide multi-stakeholder initiatives on the prevention of non-communicable diseases;
elaborate and disseminate good non-communicable diseases’ prevention practices linked to specific lifestyles and target groups.
Programme title:First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)