Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth (CO-CREATE) will work with adolescents to create, inform and disseminate policies to tackle obesity among their peers.
Funder: EU Horizon 2020. Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains
Period: 1-5-2018 t/m 31-4-2023
UvA researchers: Christian Bröer, Evelyne Baillergeau, Sherria Ayuandini, Gerlieke Veltkamp
Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth (CO-CREATE) will work with adolescents to create, inform and disseminate policies to tackle obesity among their peers. The project will use a societal systems approach to understand how factors associated with obesity interact at various levels. The project focuses on adolescence as a crucial age-group with increasing autonomy and soon to be the next generation of adults, parents and policymakers, and thus important agents for change.
CO-CREATE aims to involve and empower adolescents and youth organizations to foster a participatory process of identifying and formulating relevant policies, assessing the options with other private and public actors, promoting relevant policy actions and developing tools and strategies for implementation.
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. The project will build on existing initiatives and platforms, and construct new opportunities for youth engagement in the issue and youth participation in democratic moves for advocacy and policy change.