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Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies

Objective

BACKGROUND
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in Europe is high and contribute to mortality and the burden of many chronic diseases, especially within groups of lower social-economic status. Obesity is largely determined by modifiable lifestyle dependent risk factors such as reduced physical activity, sedentary behaviour and an unhealthy diet. There is growing evidence that influences on individuals and their lifestyle should not only be addressed in single-level interventions that focus on a distinct individual, social or environmental aspect, but rather in community based multi-level intervention approaches (MIAs) that integrate individual, community, organisational, and societal systems.
OBJECTIVES
SPOTLIGHT aims to increase and combine knowledge on the wide range of determinants of obesity in a systematic way, and to identify MIAs that are strong in terms of Reach, Efficacy, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM). A further aim is to identify factors for successful implementation of MIAs into health promotion practice.
APPROACH
By combining published research and collected cross-European data with expert and target-group perspectives, effective, sustainable and implementable MIAs that counteract obesogenic behaviours in adults will be defined.
ACHIEVEMENTS
We will provide an evidence-based model for effective MIAs in health promotion practice applicable across Europe, and disseminate our findings by policy makers and the scientific community. We will develop a handbook with evidence- and practice-based instructions as well as practical recommendations for policies and interventions, suggestions and reference to best practice that serve as a major dissemination tool.
IMPACT
Through systematic dissemination of SPOTLIGHT outcomes, the project supports the development and implementation of effective MIAs by local authorities and public health practitioners in order to prevent obesity, reduce the social gradient, and so prevent the related chronic diseases.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-two-stage
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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
€ 749 471,12
Administrative Contact
Hans Brug (Prof.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA - UTL

Participation ended

Portugal
Address
Alameda De St Antonio Dos Capuchos 1
1169 047 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Moreira (Dr.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 438 359,20
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Mckee (Prof.)
European Association for the Study of Obesity
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 90 936,80
Address
High Street 113-119
TW12 1NJ Hampton Hill
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Euan Woodward (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 340
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liv-Grethe Gudmundsen (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 440
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 126,40
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 131 126,08
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joseph Janssen (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS PROFESSIONSHOJSKOLE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 172 440
Address
Humletorvet 3
1799 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aileen Robertson (Dr.)
WORLD OBESITY FEDERATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 336,80
Address
Gray's Inn Road 107 Cdh 2
WC1X 8TZ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Timothy Jordan Lobstein (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS 13
France
EU contribution
€ 450 359,20
Address
Avenue Jean-baptiste Clement 99
93430 Villetaneuse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Morard (Mr.)
BLOX GROUP VOF
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 56 336
Address
Dick Greinerstraat 91
1019 CS Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans David De Boer (Mr.)
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 96 199,20
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roza Adany (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 118 187,20
Address
Alameda Da Universidade
1649 004 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Moreira (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
Johannes Brug (Prof.)