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Towards the elimination of iodine deficiency and preventable thyroid-related diseases in Europe

Objective

Despite the fact that iodine deficiency (ID) can easily be prevented by iodine fortification of table salt, industrial salt and cattle food, Europe belongs to the worst regions in terms of access to iodized salt and is seriously ID, resulting in the perpetuation of the single most important, preventable cause of brain damage. European ID is due to significant heterogeneity in prevention and monitoring programs, leading to inappropriate interventions, increased disease burden, health inequities and increased health care costs. Up to 360 Million European citizens are exposed to ID disorders. An effective European monitoring program is a crucial step towards eradication of ID disorders with significant benefits for European citizens and the sustainability of health care systems. The effects of ID in total cause tremendous, preventable costs in health care systems of affected regions.

The overall aim of EUthyroid is to evaluate ID prevention and monitoring programs in 24 European countries, to initiate capacity building for harmonized European ID prevention and monitoring programs, and to disseminate project outcomes for supporting measures on national and EU level in order to eradicate ID disorders in Europe. The project will position itself as international hub of current national initiatives in the attempt to coordinate and support existing national activities. EUthyroid will generate the first harmonized data set of ID resulting in the first valid map of iodine status in Europe. With a dedicated dissemination program about the unfavorable health outcomes of ID, EUthyroid will pave the way for a harmonized EU-wide regulation of iodination, a common approach to iodine and outcome monitoring and establish recommendations for scientists on how to monitor IDD prevention programs. The project aims to make Europe a benchmark for ID disorder prevention worldwide.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Address
Fleischmannstrasse 8
17489 Greifswald
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 572 602,42

Participants (30)

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 416 623,75
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
IODINE GLOBAL NETWORK
Canada
EU contribution
€ 13 973,58
Address
375 Des Epinettes
K1E 3E0 Ottawa On
Activity type
Other
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 73 805
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 178 340
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 109 407,50
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 338,13
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UMIT- PRIVATE UNIVERSITAT FUER GESUNDHEITSWISSENSCHAFTEN, MEDIZINISCHEINFORMATIK UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 398 812,19
Address
Eduard Wallnoefer - Zentrum 1
6060 Hall In Tirol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 272 963,75
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
3400 Hillerod
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOLUTION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 376 276,43
Address
Helmut Qualtinger Gasse 2/2
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PRIVADA INSTITUTO DE SALUD GLOBAL BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 607,50
Address
C Rossello 132 Planta 05
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
KLINICKI BOLNICKI CENTAR SESTRE MILOSRDNICE USTANOVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 11 125
Address
Vinogradska Cesta 29
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 11 692,50
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 21 125
Address
Bul Tzar Osvoboditel 15
1504 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 11 270
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 31 506,25
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEBRECENI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 11 276,25
Address
Egyetem Ter 1
4032 Debrecen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITETNI KLINICNI CENTER LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 19 875
Address
Zaloska Cesta 002
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 22 492,50
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE INVESTIGACIO EN CIENCIES DE LA SALUT GERMANS TRIAS I PUJOL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 165
Address
Ctra De Canyet S/n
08916 Badalona Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE FOR REGIONAL POLICY RESEARCH AND COOPERATION STUDIORUM ZDRUZENJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 20 177,50
Address
Ul Nikola Parapunov Bb Kompleks Makoteks 2 Kat
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 177,50
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 11 270
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LANDSPITALI UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 11 276,25
Address
Eiriksgata 5
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 11 270
Address
Rue Viguerie 2 Hotel Dieu Saint Jacques
31052 Toulouse Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OU ENDOKRINOLOOGIAKESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 11 270
Address
Vaksali 17
50410 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENDOKRINOLOGICKY USTAV
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 20 177,50
Address
Narodni 139/8
11694 Praha Nove Mesto
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIO DA DEFESA NACIONAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 20 177,50
Address
Avenida Ilha Da Madeira 1
1400-204 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 17 875
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)