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Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

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.
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Coordinator

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET

Address

Lovisenberggata 8
0456 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 080 471,25

Participants (13)

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 179 375

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 855 062,50

WORLD OBESITY FEDERATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 772 500

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 171 688,75

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 202 500

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS E INVESTIGACAO EM DINAMICAS SOCIAIS E SAUDAE ASSOCIACAO SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 344 125

WORLD CANCER RESEARCH FUND INTERNATIONAL I A

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 678 175

EAT STOCKHOLM FOOD FORUM AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 915 443,75

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

United States

PRESS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 323 125

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 933 500

SWPS UNIWERSYTET HUMANISTYCZNOSPOLECZNY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 222 687,50

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774210

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 757 943,75

  • EU contribution

    € 9 678 653,75

Coordinated by:

FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTTET

Norway