Obesity / Projects

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: 23/12/2014 - End date: 22/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Obesity
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Action for Prevention [PREVACT]
In accordance with the subsidiarity principle, it is the responsibility of each Member State to implement its own health policy, but there are areas where Member States can not act alone effectively (...
In accordance with the subsidiarity principle, it is the responsibility of each Member State to implement its own health policy, but there are areas where Member States can not act alone effectively (i.e. reducing marketing pressure on children) or where Members States can learn a lot from each other.

Thus, the overall aim of the Conference is to support Member States and stakeholders to work more efficiently in addressing the burden of NCDs, using innovative cooperations and governance structures. The conference, by bringing together leading European stakeholders with a common objective, will provide Member States and other stakeholders with a forum for sharing information, resources, best practise and expertise in primary prevention by addressing three of the key health determinants (nutrition, physical activity and tobacco control). The Conference should also help identifying common actions at EU level that can provide added-value to national efforts.

In addition, the Conference aims to reduce health inequalities existing between Member States by giving a particular attention to Central and Eastern European countries and new Member States.

Considering
- the diversity of national public health systems in the European Union;
- that the action plans of Member States are not widely disseminated;
- that public health indicators of new Member States and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are similar to each other and far behind those of the EU-15

the specific objectives of the Conference are:
1. to present effective public health systems and sustainable action plans;
2. to identify and share best practices and know-how at EU, national and local levels;
3. to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange of experiences between experts working in three different areas (nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control);
4. to provide an opportunity for new Member States and Central and Eastern European countries to present their activities.
Start date: 30/05/2011 - End date: 30/05/2011

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Obesity
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EQUITY IN HEALTH THROUGH EDUCATION: THE FOURTH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS [HPS Conference ]
1. To increase the awareness of policy makers, that education and the everyday school life play a crucial role in promoting health and wellbeing and in ensuring equity in health. For this to be succes...
1. To increase the awareness of policy makers, that education and the everyday school life play a crucial role in promoting health and wellbeing and in ensuring equity in health. For this to be successful, commitment to strong political support of the health-promoting schools approach in Europe is needed.

2. To contribute to the further development, implementation and evaluation of effective strategies and policies concerning school-based health promotion in Europe.

3. To contribute to strengthening the evidence base and encourage knowledge building through exchange of research-based evidence as well as experience of good practice among politicians, health and education practitioners, researchers, non-governmental organizations, and youth organizations across Europe, in facilitating actions for the development of sustainable health investments among children and young people in the school setting.

4. To identify and discuss the links between school-based health promotion, development of citizenship competencies, child`s rights and health literacy of children and young people. Furthermore, to discuss how are these links related to improving early childhood education and care, and to addressing the problem of early school leaving.

5. To strengthen the commitment of the EU member states, the EEA countries and the Candidate countries to addressing inequities in health through better education, with a strong structural health promotion dimension focusing on health determinants, capabilities, social and cultural capital by putting these issues high on political and research agenda.

6. To contribute to supporting the European countries in developing effective strategies, policies, high quality research, as well as good practices on addressing inequity in health through school health promotion.
Start date: 30/11/2013 - End date: 30/11/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Obesity