SAFE is the coordinator of Preventia, a EU4Health-funded project that was granted in 2023 and started in January 2024.

Together with a consortium of members and partners from across Europe, including the Croatian Consumer Education and Information Center (Ceip), the Lithuanian Consumer Institute, the Union for Working Consumers of Greece, – EEKE, the Italian Consumers Defense Union (U.Di.Con), the Italian social promotion association Amici Obesi and Promote Ukraine, SAFE developed a three-year duration project called “NCDs prevention and health promotion through training, networking and awareness-raising across the EU – EUPr3ventNCDs“, or Preventia, with the overarching aims to:

Reduce health inequalities across the EU;

Decrease the spreading of NCDs across the EU,

– Foster cooperation and exchanges between the EU Member States.

Through a set of relevant Work Packages and tasks, the project will unfold according to three main dimensions: Capacity-building and training, Networking and cooperation and Campaigning and awareness-raising.

The project’s specific objectives are to:
– Enhance the cooperation and peer-learning of civil society across the EU in the fight against NCDs, with a special emphasis on stakeholders from Ukraine;
– Encourage the exchanges and best practices and mobility opportunities of health and nutrition workforce across the EU;
– Improve health literacy of younger generations on NCDs prevention through training on healthy eating habits and childhood obesity;
– Reduce health inequalities across the EU (and beyond) through inclusive activities for vulnerable groups;
– Raise awareness of citizens at large through participatory and interactive campaigns;
– Empower consumers to make better informed and more nutritious food choices through innovative digital tools;
– Analyse and assess national policies related to NCDs prevention;
– Advocate for new EU policy approaches based on the Member States’ needs;
– Widely and effectively communicate about the project and give visibility to its activities;
– Promote and disseminate the project deliverables among targeted audience across the EU.

The kick-off meeting in Brussels

On 15 February, Preventia held its kick-off meeting in Brussels, which saw the participation of the project partners, as well as Stefan Craenen from DG SANTE and Hülya Okuyan from HaDEA.

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From 01 January 2024
to 31 December 2026