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Workpackages

WP1: Project Launch
WP Leaders: Martin McKee and Joceline Pomerleau from LSHTM (UK)
WP Partners: SUHRS, WHO
Objectives: To launch the project, with detailed presentation and discussion of the projectís structure, responsibilities, reporting lines and timetable.

WP2: Database of European experts and stakeholders
WP Leader: Francesco Branca/Trudy Wijnhoven from WHO (Denmark)
WP Partners: All partners
Objectives: To develop a database of European experts on the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, obesity and health inequalities, and of stakeholders who may be affected by or who can influence policies related to nutrition, physical activity and obesity in Europe.

WP3: Reviews of the literature
WP Leader: Eric Brunner from UCL (UK)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, WHO, SEPHO
Objectives: Taking a life course approach, to provide a comprehensive understanding of scientific knowledge on:
• variations and trends in obesity prevalence and in its health and economic burden, and socioeconomic inequalities in obesity in Europe.
• nutrition and physical activity as determinants of obesity and inequalities in Europe. To enhance the understanding of the existing public health policy situation with regard to nutrition and physical activity as determinants of obesity and inequalities in obesity in the EU and at the wider European level.

WP4: Development of policy analysis tools
WP Leader: Francesco Branca/Trudy Wijnhoven from WHO (Denmark)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, HPSA, UCL
Objectives: To develop tools to assist public health researchers and decision-makers in assessing the potential impact of suggested policies on dietary intake, physical activity level and obesity in Europe, and on the distribution of those impacts within the population (that is, taking into account age groups and issues of equity and impact on specific vulnerable groups). To bring researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders to discuss jointly the research and policy evidence gathered and agree on the areas where further research and policy development are needed at the EU and European levels. To obtain feedback from a wide variety of sources on the policy analysis tools.

WP5: Development and coordination of the sub-regional analyses
WP Leader: Aileen Robertson from SUHRS (Denmark)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, WHO, SEPHO
Objectives: To define the detailed methodology to be used in the development and organization of the five sub-regional policy analysis tool pilots and working groups. To test whether the policy analysis tools developed in WP4 is easy to use and adaptable to different settings and European contexts.

WP6: Pilot and working group in Central and Eastern Europe
WP Leader: Zuzana Brazdova from MU (Czech Republic)
WP partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To organize a sub-regional working group to test the policy analysis tools. To organize a meeting to discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools for the sub-region.

WP7: Removed from the project

WP8: Pilot and working group in Nordic and Baltic countries
WP Leader: Iveta Pudule from CHE (Latvia)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To organize a sub-regional working group to test the policy analysis tools. To organize a meeting to discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools for the sub-region.

WP9: Pilot and working group in Southern European countries
WP Leader: Gülden Pekcan from HUBDB (Turkey)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To organize a sub-regional working group to test the policy analysis tools. To organize a meeting to discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools for the sub-region.

WP10: Pilot and working group in South Eastern Europe
WP Leader: Aida Filipovic Hadziomeragic from IPH-FBI (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To organize a sub-regional working group to test the policy analysis tools. To organize a meeting to discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools for the sub-region.

WP11: Pilot and working group in Western Europe
WP Leader: Nicole Darmon from INSERM (France)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, SEPHO, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To organize a sub-regional working group to test the policy analysis tools. To organize a meeting to discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools for the sub-region.

WP12: Comparative analysis from regional consultations
WP Leader: Aileen Robertson from SUHRS (Denmark)
WP Partners: LSHTM, WHO, HUBDB, SEPHO, UCL
Objectives: To collate outputs from working groups, provide comparative analysis across sub-regions and discuss the relevance and applicability of the policy analysis tools to the European region. To formulate recommendations as to how these tools can be used for policy analysis.

WP13: Adaptation of European policy recommendations on nutrition and physical activity to take into account socio-economic inequalities
WP Leader: Marc Surhcke from UEA (UK)
WP Partners: LSHTM, SUHRS, INRAN, UCL
Objectives: To revise policy recommendations on nutrition, physical activity and obesity at the EU and the wider European level taking into account socio-economic inequalities.

WP14: Project management
WP Leader: Martin McKee, Joceline Pomerleau, Cécile Knai and Pamela Harling from LSHTM (UK)
Objectives: Overall project administration and scientific direction in order to ensure the exact planning of the activities, relevance and timing of tasks progress, the alignment and coherence of their accomplishment, the effective communication between the project partners and linking with dissemination and communication with other possible stakeholders.

WP15: Monitoring and quality assurance
WP Leader: Martin McKee and Joceline Pomerleau from LSHTM (UK)
Objectives: Monitoring will be executed in order to ensure the relevance, efficiency, policy impact and scientific quality of the project.

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