Citizens will now be able to be informed about all aspects of the pioneering European program “Health4EUkids”, the exclusive coordinator of which is the 6th Health ADM, via the internet (fb, instagram, youtube).
Let us recall that the official kickoff meeting of the program took place at the beginning of February in Athens, where the 6th Health ADM welcomed the collaborating partners (Greece, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain). The program is co-financed by the European Union and HaDEA.
The “Health4EUkids” program is included in the field of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases, indicating best practices and specific risk factors from research results on childhood obesity already developed by previous research actions, namely Grünau Moves (Germany) and Smart Family (Finland).
The specific objectives of “Health4EUkids” for each Member State (MS) that will implement actions in line with the two best practices are to increase data and research requirements and conditions, to strengthen a collaborative approach to tackling childhood obesity by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and learning skills between Member States and best practice providers, to improve the design and development of policies to tackle childhood obesity and to facilitate the transferability and sustainability of best practices.
The expected results of the “Health4EUkids” program focus on the identification of specific challenges for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and policy solutions in the form of best practices and innovative solutions for collaborative actions between Member States and the European Commission in order to address the challenge of public health of childhood obesity.
The “HEALTH4EUkids” Joint Action aims to implement health promotion and prevention strategies for child obesity across European countries. It seeks to share best practices and research findings, particularly focusing on the initiatives Grunau Moves from Germany and Smart Family from Finland. The project involves knowledge transfer, cooperation between member states, policy development, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles in families and communities. Its goal is to prevent childhood obesity, increase physical activity and healthy diet, and ensure the sustainability and transferability of successful practices to other member states.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s EU4HEALTH Programme under the Grant Agreement no 101082462