Social sciences and humanities contribution to tackle the obesity epidemic: challenges & potentials in obesity research towards Horizon 2020: concluding report

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To address the obesity epidemic, European researchers need to come together to find the best solutions and use their combined knowledge to provide the most innovative research ideas. By gathering more than 50 researchers and stakeholders from around Europe, we took an important step towards establishing strong networks and building bridges between the natural sciences and social sciences and humanities that can address obesity as a complex societal challenge and help minimise the gap between research, markets, and citizens. The objectives of the workshop were to create a cross‐European forum for identifying, describing, and discussing future potential in obesity research, to establish new and to nurture existing networks and collaborations between researchers across the social sciences and humanities and the natural sciences with an interest in obesity research, and thereby to mobilise significant European research capacities and potential in preparing for Horizon 2020.
This report, which summarises the workshop, should be seen as a platform illustrating the potential in SSH obesity research for true transdisciplinary efforts to address obesity as a complex phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen
Number of pages41
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventWorkshop on Social Sciences and Humanities contributions to tackle the Obesity Epidemic: Challenges & potentials in Obesity Research towards Horizon 2020 - CLORA, Bruxelles, Belgium
Duration: 9 Jan 201310 Jan 2013

Workshop

WorkshopWorkshop on Social Sciences and Humanities contributions to tackle the Obesity Epidemic
LocationCLORA
CountryBelgium
CityBruxelles
Period09/01/201310/01/2013

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