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EuropeaN Energy balance Research to prevent excessive weight Gain among Youth

Objective

Objective: The ENERGY proposal addresses HEALTH-2007-3.3-1: Promoting healthy behaviour in children and adolescents. It will be specifically focussed on promoting health behaviours that contribute to prevention of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents. Strategy: The project will use a multidisciplinary analysis of determinants and intervention schemes on extrinsic and intrinsic factors determining specific nutrition and physical activity behaviours in children and adolescents in different populations and regions. This in order to develop an evidence and theory-based new scheme to prevent unnecessary weight gain among youth in transition from childhood to adolescence. The new intervention scheme will be school-based and family-involved, thus combining a key intervention setting (schools) with a key behavioural determining environment (family). This new scheme will be validated for improved capacity to encourage and sustain healthful eating and physical activity behaviours, and the results will be disseminated among key stakeholders including researchers, policy makers and the general population. Methods: In 10 work packages systematic reviews, secondary analyses of existing and accessible data sets, focus group research, survey and community-trial evaluation research among schoolchildren, parents and school staff will be conducted according to state-of-the art methodology guided by an established and approved research quality handbook. Consortium: The ENERGY project consortium spans the necessary multidisciplinary variety of experts such as public health experts, epidemiologists, nutritionists, physical activity experts, health promotion experts, paediatricians, psychologists, economists, totalling 14 partners, from 11 countries representing all regions of Europe. The consortium has ample experience in conducting and coordinating multi-centre international research as well as international dissemination to all relevant stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 693 568
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp (Mr.)

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 400 560
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 304 575
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva H. Mjelde (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I AGDER
Norway
EU contribution
€ 228 498
Address
Universitetsveien 25
4604 Kristiansand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veslemøy Rabe (Dr.)
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 400
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Wagner (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 101 400
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 600
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar López-Lorente (Mr.)
CHAROKOPEIO PANEPISTIMIO
Greece
EU contribution
€ 207 974
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 70
17671 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jim Souliotis (Mr.)
WORLD OBESITY FEDERATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 400
Address
Gray's Inn Road 107 Cdh 2
WC1X 8TZ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Una Murray (Ms.)
DRUSTVO ZA ZDRAVJE SRCA IN OZILJA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
Dunajska Cesta 65
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elizabeta Bobnar Najzer (Ms.)
PECSI TUDOMANYEGYETEM - UNIVERSITY OF PECS
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 105 480
Address
Vasvari Pal Utca 4
7622 Pecs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gabor Imhof (Mr.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 40 495
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Imre Hollo (Mr.)
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
1 Gheringhap Street
3220 Geelong Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Bridge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 788
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
RESCON BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 137 850
Address
Rijswijkstraat 175
1062EV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marloes Martens (Dr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp (Mr.)