PEN (ERA-HDHL 2017)Deadline: o'clock
The ERA-HDHL partners launched the second joint funding action “Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions – Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)“ within ERA-HDHL by the end of February 2017. PEN started in the beginning of 2019 and will run for 3 years.
Who can apply
Up to now, the impact of policies aiming for significant and sustainable changes in dietary, physical activity and/or sedentary behaviors conducted across Europe has not been assessed or evaluated systematically. As a consequence there is only incomplete knowledge about the effect of different policy intervention types and strategies on consumers’ health and lifestyles. In particular, the variations of their effectiveness in different cultural, demographic, socio-economic or ethnic groups or their transferability to other social contexts have not been taken into account yet.
AIM OF THE CALL
The aim of the call is to establish a transnational, multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with standardized protocols across Europe.
The Policy Evaluation Network makes use of the achievements of the previous JPI HDHL Joint Action “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub” (DEDIPAC KH) and combine them with other existing tools and frameworks to develop a consistent and sustainable approach for the evaluation and benchmarking of existing policies. The focus is put on the comprehensive application of this new approach for policy evaluation. Although the network activities are supposed to build on the results of the DEDIPAC KH, the Policy Evaluation Network is explicitly not meant as a direct continuation of the DEDIPAC KH.
Funding organisations participating in the Policy Evaluation Network will fund new activities towards the needs of the network. Each funding organisation will be responsible for checking, if the national researchers and research groups are formally eligible to join the network and the level of funding it makes available to the selected members. Therefore, applicants are advised to check their respective funding organisations’ eligibility regulations and contact them for further questions (see ANNEX A)
For the purpose of this call, policies are defined as decisions, plans, and actions that are implemented by national or regional governments to achieve specific health care goals within a society. The policies to be evaluated include:
- Policies that directly affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior
- Policies that indirectly affect the aforementioned health behaviors, for example from the field of transportation, agriculture or environment/sustainability.
Policies addressing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are excluded from this call.
|Country||Funding Organisations||Acronym||Contribution in €|
|Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports||MEYS||€500.000|
|Germany||Federal Ministry for Education and Research represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Centre||BMBF/DLRPT||€1.500.000|
|Ireland||Health Research Board||HRB||€370.000|
|Italy||Ministry of Education, University and Research||MIUR||€300.000|
|The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw||€750.000|
|Norway||The Research Council of Norway||RCN||€500.000|
|Poland||The National Centre for Research and Development||NCBR||€500.000|
* Did not fund research projects in this call
|Jan 2017||Pre-announcement of the Joint Funding Action|
|Feb 28th, 2017||Launch of call + opening of electronic submission system (for EoIs)|
|Mar 31th, 2017
|Deadline submission Expression of Interest forms|
|May 11th-12th, 2017||SEC and CSC meeting for evaluation of EoIs|
|May 19th, 2017||Communication of EoI selection + Invitation to Network Meeting|
|Jun 13th, 2017||Network Meeting + opening electronic submission system for
|Sep 1st, 2017
|Deadline submission network proposal|
|Oct 6th, 2017||SEC and CSC meeting for proposal evaluation|
|End of October 2017||Communication of final decision to network coordinator (revision of proposal or no revision required)|
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