STOP, CO-CREATE, JA Best-ReMaP, and PEN are four European projects that address the global childhood obesity epidemic. Through innovative and rigorous research methods, the projects aim to generate new evidence and develop robust and sustainable findings, recognising that current interventions to curb the rise in child and adolescent obesity have failed. In 2020, a joint symposium was held to showcase the four projects’ innovative approaches to refine current obesity-related interventions (I) evidence-based policies, (II) accountability and (III) youth engagement.
For this last event of our World Café series, the project coordinators will convene to shine a light on key research questions that remain unaddressed in relation to childhood overweight and obesity. We will also learn more about the next steps and key opportunities to engage with all four projects in the remainder of their continuity.
This event has received support from two projects receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grants agreement No 774210 and 774548, the European Union’s Health Programme and the Joint Programming Initiative.