Projects & Collaborations

Formal Relations with the WHO Regional Office for Europe

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that EASO is now in formal relations with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. A challenging and far reaching joint action plan has been developed – actions will include the development of joint workshops, statements and scientific papers; scientific exchanges; and joint input into relevant European projects.

Dissemination of European Obesity Research

EASO is currently informally involved in the dissemination of a number of important EU projects and would be happy to discuss dissemination opportunities with project coordinators, groups and individuals currently carrying out European obesity research.

We hereby invite you to contact the EASO Secretariat to discuss your dissemination requirements and the nature and scope of your research project(s).

EU Projects

DORIAN: EASO is the dissemination WP coordinator in DORIAN, which stands for: Developmental ORIgins of healthy and unhealthy AgeiNg: the role of maternal obesity.

On 1 January 2012 the international European research project DORIAN was started, coordinated by the Institute of Clinical Physiology-CNR, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Pisa, Italy. (Dr. Patricia Iozzo).

This multidisciplinary project will generate a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of early life development and ageing, which may translate into the improvement of health and quality of life during the entire life course. In particular, the Consortium of DORIAN will investigate and analyze the impacts of maternal obesity on the way of ageing and its associated degenerative pathologies in the offspring through the duration of life.

The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 278603.

Please visit the project website or view the project flyer for further information.

SPOTLIGHT: EASO is a disseminating partner in SPOTLIGHT, which stands for: Sustainable prevention of obesity through integrated strategies.

SPOTLIGHT will systematically define the factors necessary for establishing effective health promotion approaches. Different levels in varying contexts will be taken into account – individual, family, organisational, and environments that can change behaviour, lifestyles, and life skills to sustainably reduce obesogenic behaviours in an innovative way.

SPOTLIGHT is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (CORDIS FP7) of the European Commission (FP7-HEALTH-2011).

Please visit the project website for further information.