“This WP provides an added value in the policymaking process at the EU and national level, by ensuring the development of guidance by each specific WP on how existing EU policies and tools can support MSs in tackling childhood obesity and health promotion.
The general objective of this WP is to focus on governance and systems, that is, on Health and Equity in All Policies at local, regional, national and EU levels, taking into account the wider society.
The main objective of this WP is to frame the implementing efforts of all WPs into the concept of integration and sustainability for strengthening national efforts to tackle childhood obesity by developing effective policies as part of a broader strategy for EU and MS action.
The specific objectives of this WP are:
– to generate more vigorous interest and commitment in tackling childhood obesity and its causes in MSs
– to analyse the level of inclusion of health promotion actions to deal with childhood obesity in the political agenda of MSs
– to strengthen MSs capacity, abilities and commitment
– to develop and implement effective and concrete policy actions to tackle childhood obesity and improve health promotion
– to support MSs to integrate the results and conclusions from the JA into national and European policy initiatives
– to fill identified policy gaps
– to develop and apply a HiAP approach and implement at least one action during the JA.
– to detect political, institutional and practical success factors and barriers for the implementation of policies and measures for childhood obesity and health promotion
– to engage EU-level and national decision-makers in the discussions on outcomes of the JA”
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