Obesity / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Obesity Prevention through European Network [OPEN]
By the end of 2016, the OPEN project aims to strengthen the methodology of Community Based Programmes (CBPs), Initiatives (CBIs) or Public Organizations, willing to implement sustainable strategies an...
By the end of 2016, the OPEN project aims to strengthen the methodology of Community Based Programmes (CBPs), Initiatives (CBIs) or Public Organizations, willing to implement sustainable strategies and actions to prevent obesity at local and national level.
The project will scale-up and increase capacity of the Coordination Teams (CTs) in terms of scope of action, design, implementation and evaluation methods.
The objective is also to support the CTs in widening their target groups scope, including adolescents living in deprived areas.

Increasing the CTs capacity and skills, the project will facilitate and accelerate behavior and environmental change to reduce overweight and obesity-related diseases among European children and adolescents.

To date, 11 CTs in 16 countries (PHC-Belgium, UGENT-Cyprus, UGENT-Estonia, CCFL-France, UGENT-Germany, NOSTUS-Greece, UGENT-Hungary, UGENT-Italy, MHEC-Malta, CGG-Netherlands, PFPZ ZP-Poland, CEIDESS-Portugal, PRAIS-Romania, OZ PZND-Slovakia, ALE-Spain, UGENT-Sweden) are part of the consortium.

Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Obesity
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Cancer Leagues Collaborating in Cancer Prevention and Control at the EU and National Level [ECL OG 2014]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national le...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national level, leagues are often the main resource for the public for cancer control information and services. The running of ECL is financed by fees from its members, which cover a skeleton staff and office expenses. ECL finds it increasingly difficult to run the office on only membership fees, rates which have not changed for 10 years, but due to times of austerity, ECL is unable to justify increasing the fees. Therefore, ECL is applying for this Operating Grant to increase its resources in order to be able to implement actions efficiently in line with its renewed strategy 2014-2017, in particular in its implementation of work for Strategic Goal 2: Promote Cancer Prevention. Cancer prevention actions, including communication campaigns for the public, remain a top priority for ECL and its member leagues, where we have been instrumental in communicating and interpreting for the public the past decade the 3rd Revision of the European Code Against Cancer. With great experience at the national and EU levels, and with proven trust of the public in the Member States, ECL and its member leagues are therefore a natural partner in communicating and disseminating the new (4th) revision of the Code. An EU Grant would be shared with the national leagues to further the other strategic goals: encouraging access to cancer screening; ensuring access to treatment and support; supporting national cancer control programmes and cancer registries; and influencing cancer control policies. More resources would also allow ECL to optimally utilize its network of partners at the European and global level, which include international organisations, the European Parliament, national departments of health etc. to support cancer control in line with priorities of the EU.
Start date: 01/01/2015 - End date: 31/12/2015

Call: Specific Grant Agreements for 2015 under the Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2015-2017
Topic: Obesity
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe [OBTAINS-E]
The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity based in England with professional member organisations in 21 EU and 5 other European countries. Although our work addresses issues beyond the Euro...
The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity based in England with professional member organisations in 21 EU and 5 other European countries. Although our work addresses issues beyond the European Region, in this FPA and SGA, we seek support only for our European-focused activities which are directly relevant to the Community’s 3rd Health Programme.

In this respect our general objectives are (i) to ensure overweight people in Europe receive the best available support for weight management and prevention of comorbid disease, (ii) to reduce obesity prevalence in European populations through prevention strategies, and (iii) to take due account of socio-demographic inequalities in the use of health services and in response to prevention initiatives.

To fulfil these objectives, we offer web-based training for professional obesity treatment and weight management, which will be provided by recognised experts and available to practitioners across the Community’s health services. We also provide data and policy dissemination activities for the development of obesity prevention strategies in the European region.

Our work programme 2015-2017 includes expanding our web-based training programme for health professionals and translating modules into European languages, developing a data portal for adult and child prevalence statistics in the region, and updating and extending our mapping service of European policy and community intervention activities.

These activities are relevant to the 3rd Health Programme’s specific objective 1 for cost-effective disease prevention (especially to identify, disseminate and promote evidence-based and good practices for cost-effective disease prevention and health promotion), and specific objective 3 for building health systems (especially to address shortage of resources, develop cross-border expertise and facilitate innovation in public health interventions and prevention strategies).

Start date: 01/01/2015 - End date: 31/12/2015

Call: Specific Grant Agreements for 2015 under the Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2015-2017
Topic: Obesity
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Cancer Leagues Collaborating in Cancer Prevention and Control at the National and European Level [ECL SGA 2016]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national lev...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) is an NGO leading on cancer control actions at the European level since 1980. Represented by members in the EU and non-EU countries at the national level, leagues are often the main resource for the public for cancer control information and services. ECL provides a unique platform for cancer leagues to share specific know-how and experiences and is the only network in existence exclusively for cancer leagues. The running of ECL has been mainly financed by fees from its members, which cover a skeleton staff and office expenses. Prior to receiving co-funding in 2015 in the form of an Operating Grant from the EU, ECL's main source of income was membership fees, rates which have not changed for 10 years, but due to times of austerity, ECL has been unable to justify increasing the fees. ECL applied for an Operating Grant in 2014 to increase its resources in order to be able to implement actions efficiently in line with its renewed strategy 2014-2017. In 2015, the EU co-funding allowed us to increase our activities in the implementation of work for Strategic Goal 2: Promote Cancer Prevention. The grant has enabled ECL to increase our work in cancer prevention, and specifically in communicating the new 4th revision of the European Code Against Cancer in 2015, activities which included confirming translations of the Code, encouraging our members to communicate the Code, targeting young adults and incorporating the messages in all our activities including work at the European Parliament. In 2016 we will continue and expand these efforts with the Code as well as continue our normal and important activities such as tobacco control and patient support, while increasing our work at the national levels with our member leagues and other partners, which will include to a limited extent global partners during the World Cancer Congress in October 2016 in Paris.
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Obesity
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Obesity Training And Information Services for Europe [OBTAINS-E]
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe (OBTAINS-E) is a program of work run by the World Obesity Federation (formerly IASO-IOTF). The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity bas...
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe (OBTAINS-E) is a program of work run by the World Obesity Federation (formerly IASO-IOTF). The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity based in the UK with professional membership organisations in 21 EU and 5 other European countries. The Federation undertakes work beyond the European Region, but in this proposal it seeks support only for the European-focused activities which are directly relevant to the Community's 3rd Health Programme. The objectives are (i) to ensure that people in Europe who are overweight can receive the best available support for weight management and prevention of co-morbid disease, (ii) to reduce obesity prevalence in European populations through prevention strategies, and (iii) to take account of socio-demographic inequalities in the use of health services and in response to prevention initiatives.To fulfil these objectives, the Federation offers web-based training for professional obesity treatment and weight management, provided by recognised experts and available to practitioners across the Community's services. The Federation is also a source of data and policy information for the development of prevention strategies in the region.In 2016 the programme of work includes the expansion of the web-based training course, the development of a scholarship programme for lower-income Member States, the development of a suite of downloadable graphics on prevalence and inequalities in English and five other EU languages, updating the interactive maps and developing an Atlas and set of Country Record Cards. These activities support the Community’s 3rd Health Programme, Specific Objective 1 for cost effective disease prevention (including: good practices for disease prevention and health promotion) and Specific Objective 3 for building health systems (including: cross-border expertise and public health interventions and prevention strategies).
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Obesity