Obesity / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Cancer Leagues Collaborating in Cancer Prevention and Control at the National andEuropean Level [ECL SGA 2017]
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 EU and non-EU countries, cancer leagues are the...
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 EU and non-EU countries, cancer leagues are the main resource for the public for cancer control information and services. As the only network exclusively for cancer leagues, ECL provides a unique platform for cancer leagues to share knowledge and experience. Prior to receiving operational grant funding, the running of ECL had been financed mainly by membership fees. The addition of EU co-financing since 2015 has allowed ECL to implement activities more effectively in line with our multi-annual strategy, leading to the progressive increase in activities across all 5 of our strategic goals, providing considerable EU added-value in the process. EU co-funding has enabled ECL to increase our work in cancer prevention, especially the promotion of the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). This has led to the design of new communication tools to raise awareness amongst the general public; the creation of a youth ambassadors programme to improve dissemination amongst young people; and enhanced networking opportunities for leagues allowing them to share best practice and collaborate more efficiently. In 2017, ECL will continue to disseminate the ECAC, making efforts to measure and assess the impact of these activities. ECL will increase efforts to have explicit references to the ECAC in updated National Cancer Control Plans, and will place greater emphasis on the role of cancer leagues in promoting organised cancer screening programmes. ECL will continue its leading role in tobacco control by supporting the 2017 European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH). ECL shall also launch a new task force on the crucial issue of equal access to medicines. This will complement ECL's ongoing secretariat work on behalf of the MEPs Against Cancer interest group of the European Parliament, and the Patient Support Working Group of ECL.
Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2017

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Obesity
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Obesity Training and Information Services - Europe [OBTAINS-E]
This is the third year of a 3-year FPA. This year we propose to continue the work described in the FPA, disseminating good health care practices through our SCOPE online training programme, our SCOPE ...
This is the third year of a 3-year FPA. This year we propose to continue the work described in the FPA, disseminating good health care practices through our SCOPE online training programme, our SCOPE Schools and our SCOPE scholarship scheme. We will continue and expand our information activities using interactive maps and freely downloadable graphics showing obesity prevalence and trends, inequalities, co-morbidities, costs, upstream drivers, national policies and community interventions.

Variations on the original FPA proposals are (i) no further translation of the SCOPE online modules (English, French, Portuguese and Spanish are now available, German is not being requested); (ii) extending the SCOPE scholarship programme to encourage participation by health professionals in lower-income Member States; (iii) increasing the number of freely available downloadable graphics in minority languages to provide at least 30 graphics in each of the 24 working languages of the EU; (iv) increasing the number of community interventions mapped to at least 140 across the region; (v) extending the Atlas and Country Record Cards to provide longer Country Reports for each Member State.
Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2017

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Obesity
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Healthy Eco Life [Healthy Eco Life ]
The overall objective of the project is to foster adoption of healthy life styles among children in primary schools in urban areas of Croatia and Slovenia. This will be achieved through development an...
The overall objective of the project is to foster adoption of healthy life styles among children in primary schools in urban areas of Croatia and Slovenia. This will be achieved through development and implementation of the innovative programme for health promotion (Healthy Eco Life programme). The idea is to test innovative approaches in health promotion in one candidate country and in one member state to compare the effects of proposed programme in countries with different social and cultural backgrounds as well as economic development levels. Methodology of the programme will be based on EU best practices in health promotion but complemented with ecological awareness aspect of the health. Learning about health through interactive group work in classes will be combined with practical lessons provided in natural and rural context. As a main part of the programme the school children from urban areas of Zagreb and Maribor will visit eco-agricultural farms in the rural areas.
Start date: 01/03/2010 - End date: 01/07/2011

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2009)
Topic: Obesity
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Innovation of dietary and activity assessment methods in epidemiological studies and public health [IDAMES]
This project aims to develop standardised procedures for assessing diet in epidemiological studies.
Start date: 01/04/2007 - End date: 01/07/2009
Keywords : [ Obesity ] [ Research ]

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Obesity
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EPODE EUROPEAN NETWORK [EEN]
The first objective of the EEN project is to raise political, institutional, and scientific awareness of the relevancy of local, long-term, and multi-stakeholder approaches to healthier lifestyles, in...
The first objective of the EEN project is to raise political, institutional, and scientific awareness of the relevancy of local, long-term, and multi-stakeholder approaches to healthier lifestyles, in particular childhood obesity prevention.
The second objective is to enrich existing methodologies and produce concrete guidelines transferable to countries willing to deploy an Epode-like programme (http://www.epode.fr/). EEN will focus on Epode approach and its four pillars: political awareness, willingness, and involvement; good practice of scientific evaluation of community-based interventions (CBI) and its dissemination; network expertise and social marketing approach; legal and ethical framework of public-private partnerships.

Start date: 01/06/2008 - End date: 01/06/2011

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Obesity