Towards the integration and development of a cross-European research network and infrastructure: the DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Lakerveld J, Van Der Ploeg HP, Kroeze W, Ahrens W, Allais O, Andersen LF, Cardon G, Capranica L, Chastin S, Donnelly A, Ekelund U, Finglas P, Flechtner-Mors M, Hebestreit A, Hendriksen I, Kubiak T, Lanza M, Loyen A, Macdonncha C, Mazzocchi M, Monsivais P, Murphy M, Noethlings U, O'Gorman DJ, Renner B, Roos G, Schuit AJ, Schulze M, Steinacker J, Stronks K, Volkert D, Van'T Veer P, Lien N, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Brug J
Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 11
Pages range: 143
ISSN: 1479-5868


Abstract

To address major societal challenges and enhance cooperation in research across Europe, the European Commission has initiated and facilitated 'joint programming'. Joint programming is a process by which Member States engage in defining, developing and implementing a common strategic research agenda, based on a shared vision of how to address major societal challenges that no Member State is capable of resolving independently. Setting up a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) should also contribute to avoiding unnecessary overlap and repetition of research, and enable and enhance the development and use of standardised research methods, procedures and data management. The Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub (KH) is the first act of the European JPI 'A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life'. The objective of DEDIPAC is to contribute to improving understanding of the determinants of dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. DEDIPAC KH is a multi-disciplinary consortium of 46 consortia and organisations supported by joint programming grants from 12 countries across Europe. The work is divided into three thematic areas: (I) assessment and harmonisation of methods for future research, surveillance and monitoring, and for evaluation of interventions and policies; (II) determinants of dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours across the life course and in vulnerable groups; and (III) evaluation and benchmarking of public health and policy interventions aimed at improving dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. In the first three years, DEDIPAC KH will organise, develop, share and harmonise expertise, methods, measures, data and other infrastructure. This should further European research and improve the broad multi-disciplinary approach needed to study the interactions between multilevel determinants in influencing dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviours. Insights will be translated into more effective interventions and policies for the promotion of healthier behaviours and more effective monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of such interventions.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Volkert, Dorothee Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter


External institutions with authors

Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung (DIfE)
Dublin City University (DCU)
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
Institute of Food Research
Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie - BIPS GmbH
National Institute for Consumer Research / Statens institutt for forbruksforskning (SIFO)
Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment / Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences / Norges idrettshøgskole
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico"
Universität Konstanz
Universität Ulm
Universiteit Gent (UGent) / Ghent University
University of Amsterdam
University of Bologna / Università di Bologna
University of Cambridge
University of Limerick
University of Oslo
University of Ulster
University of Verona / Università degli Studi di Verona
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) / University Amsterdam
Wageningen University & Research


How to cite

APA:
Lakerveld, J., Van Der Ploeg, H.P., Kroeze, W., Ahrens, W., Allais, O., Andersen, L.F.,... Brug, J. (2014). Towards the integration and development of a cross-European research network and infrastructure: the DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11, 143. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-014-0143-7

MLA:
Lakerveld, Jeroen, et al. "Towards the integration and development of a cross-European research network and infrastructure: the DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 11 (2014): 143.

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