Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

Programmegroup Political Sociology

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.

 

Published by  AISSR

23 October 2018