Financed by the European Union Program Horizon 2020, the budget of around 9.5 million euros establishes a program of activities for a period of five years (2018-2023), currently underway.

The CO-CREATE Project works with adolescents to develop, inform and disseminate policies that combat obesity among their peers, through a systematic approach that allows us to understand which factors young people consider to be related to obesity and how they interact each other and at various levels. The project recognizes young people as a crucial group with increasing autonomy, being the next generation of adults, parents and policy makers and, consequently, important agents of change. CO-CREATE aims to involve and empower adolescents and youth organizations, encouraging a participatory process that allows identifying and formulating relevant policies and analyzing them with other stakeholders in the public and private sectors, promoting relevant political actions and the development of tools and strategies for the implementation of these policies.

The project builds on existing initiatives and platforms, building new opportunities to enhance young people’s power of argument and their involvement in policy transformation. CO-CREATE partner organizations include research departments at universities, national public health institutions and various civil society organizations related to youth health and welfare policies.



Share your ideas with young people from different countries!

Want to learn more about the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages? Tune in to the @EU_COCREATE affiliated session of the #UNFSS2021 Pre-Summit and share your questions below!

🗓 July 28th
🕙 08:00 am CEST


Register now to attend the Global Launch of the @TheLancet Series on Physical Activity 2021!

🗓 Thurs, July 22, 2021
⌚️ 2:00 pm BST / 9:00 am EST
⏳ 1h 15 min

Sign up for the event here:

In response to #COVID19, @EATForum has transformed the @EU_COCREATE dialogue forum tool to facilitate online #youthled dialogues.

Dialogues are a powerful lever to change #food #environments. We are excited to contribute to discussions at the @FoodSystems pre-summit next week!

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CO-CREATE partner organisations include university research departments, national public health institutions and a number of civil society organisations concerned with health policies and youth well-being.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774210. 


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