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Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

Objective

CO-CREATE aims to reduce childhood obesity and its co-morbidities by working with adolescents, to create, inform and disseminate obesity-preventive evidence-based policies. The project applies a systems approach to provide a better understanding of how factors associated with obesity interact at various levels. The project focus on adolescence as the specific target group, a crucial age with increasing autonomy and the next generation of adults, parents and policymakers, and thus important agents for change. CO-CREATE involve and empower adolescents and youth organizations to foster a participatory process of identifying and formulating relevant policies, deliberating such options with other private and public actors, promoting relevant policy agenda and tools and strategies for implementation. CO-CREATE strengthen interdisciplinary research and have an inclusive multi-actor approach with involvement of academics, policy makers, civil society, relevant industry and market actors to ensure long-lasting implementation of the results. The project reflects and builds on a number of existing initiatives and platforms, including the extensive research activity from consortium members. The project has a strong gender profile and consider the relevance of geographic, socio-economic, behaviour and cultural factors. CO-CREATE engages international partners from different policy-contexts in Europe, Australia, South Africa and the US. Applying large-scale datasets, policy monitoring tools, novel analytical approaches and youth involvement will provide new efficient strategies, tools and programmes for promoting sustainable and healthy dietary behaviours and lifestyles. The generated knowledge and innovative tools for assessing actual policy implementation, strategies for empowering adolescents; and strategies for identifying, implementing and monitoring relevant policy programmes are applicable to stakeholders involved in the European efforts to tackle childhood obesity.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET
Address
Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 080 471,25

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 179 375
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 855 062,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLD OBESITY FEDERATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 772 500
Address
Gray's Inn Road 107 Cdh 2
WC1X 8TZ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 171 688,75
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS E INVESTIGACAO EM DINAMICAS SOCIAIS E SAUDAE ASSOCIACAO SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 344 125
Address
Antiga Fabrica Da Polvora De Barcarena
2730 036 Barcarena Oeiras
Activity type
Other
WORLD CANCER RESEARCH FUND INTERNATIONAL I A
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 678 175
Address
Avenue Louise 81
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EAT STOCKHOLM FOOD FORUM AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 915 443,75
Address
Kongens Gate 11A
0153 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRESS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 323 125
Address
Storgata 38
0182 Oslo
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 933 500
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SWPS UNIWERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 222 687,50
Address
Ul. Chodakowska 19/31
03 815 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1 Gheringhap Street
3220 Geelong Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments