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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: Overweight
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe - phase 2 [OBTAINS-E2]
This is the second year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Pr...
This is the second year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Programme. OBTAINS-E is the acronym for OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe.

The OBTAINS-E2 programme contributes to the EU 3rd Health Programme and its priorities for preventing disease and supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing health inequalities, promoting cross-border medical expertise (including rare causes of obesity), and supporting evidence-based and cost-effective prevention and health promotion activities. OBTAINS-E2 will support access to best-practice weight management services for all citizens, along with high quality information available to all, with a special focus on inequalities and the development of policies to tackle obesity across the region.

In 2019, OBTAINS-E2 will focus on:

(i) the dissemination of good health care practices for obesity treatment and weight management through our SCOPE online training and professional development;

(ii) the maintenance and enhancement of European mapping and information services; and

(iii) the expansion of our support services for advocacy and policy dissemination, including the building of a Policy Repository as part of a new European Obesity Observatory.

Start date: 01/01/2019 - End date: 31/12/2019

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Overweight
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe - phase 2 [OBTAINS-E2_2021]
This is the final year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Pro...
This is the final year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Programme. OBTAINS-E is the acronym for OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe.

The OBTAINS-E2 programme contributes to the EU 3rd Health Programme and its priorities for preventing disease and supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing health inequalities, promoting cross-border medical expertise (including rare causes of obesity), and supporting evidence-based and cost-effective prevention and health promotion activities. OBTAINS-E2 will support access to best-practice weight management services for all citizens, along with high quality information available to all, with a special focus on inequalities and the development of policies to tackle obesity across the region.

In 2021, OBTAINS-E2 will focus on:
a) training of health care professionals through expansion of an online e-learning platform of obesity training
b) Improving data availability for Europe and information on European interventions to address obesity and
c) supporting policy development through an evidence repository, briefing papers and webinar series.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Overweight
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on Nutrition and Physical Activity [JANPA]
In all EU Member states (MS), the high level of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is of particular concern. In the EU, around 1 in 3 children 6-9 years old were overweight or obese in...
In all EU Member states (MS), the high level of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is of particular concern. In the EU, around 1 in 3 children 6-9 years old were overweight or obese in 2010, a sharp rise in prevalence despite numerous MS or EU initiatives.Physical inactivity and poor diet from birth (and even in utero) are important determinants of adiposity leading to overweight and obesity. They are also independently associated with various non-communicable disease risk factors leading to the main pathologies European populations are suffering from, including detrimental psychosocial outcomes. Overweight and obesity represent an economic burden with up to 7% of EU health budgets spent each year directly on diseases linked to obesity, with more indirect costs resulting from lost productivity. Nutritional problems and physical inactivity need to be addressed in an integrated way so as to promote healthier environments, to make the healthy option the easiest option and to inform and empower families.Within the general frame of the EU Action plan on childhood obesity 2014-2020, the JA’s general objective is to contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and adolescents by 2020. Through the, identification, selection and sharing of best data and practices within the 25 countries involved, the JA will allow for : to advocate based on an estimation and forecast of economic cost of overweight and obesity; to improve the implementation of integrated interventions to promote nutrition and physical activity for pregnant women, families with young children; to improve actions within school settings; and to increase the use of nutritional information on foods by public health authorities, stakeholders and families for nutrition policy purposes. The JA will reinforce the links between national nutrition and physical activity policies initiated by the EU Strategy on nutrition, overweight and obesity-related health issues.
Start date: 01/09/2015 - End date: 30/11/2017

Call: Grants for actions co-financed with Member State authorities 2014 (Joint Actions)
Topic: Overweight