EUCCONET has reached the end of its funding period
The ambition of the European Child Cohort Network was to bring together leaders of national or major regional child cohorts in order to compare practices, exchange experience, share questionnaires and other tools, and encourage comparative analyses. The focus of this network was on generalist cohorts which combine health and social sciences. It brought together the leaders of the large-scale general and interdisciplinary cohorts that exist in Europe, North America, and Australasia, while developing links with more specialised networks.
With thirteen scientific seminars organised in 10 European cities, co-sponsorship of three large scientific conferences, 10 mobility grants and the participation of more than seven hundred researchers in its activities, EUCCONET played its role of animator of the generalists Child Cohort leaders, and participated to create a better interacting European community of scientists, survey and data managers.
Read a message from Heather Joshi, co-chair of EUCCONET, about the future of the network:
Networking on a shoestring (July 2013)
Read the activity report of the network :
EUCCONET wishes to draw attention to two European projects that have recently reached an end too:
CHICOS project final recommendations
CHICOS is a coordination and support action launched in January 2010 funded through the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme (HEALTH-FP7-2009-241604). It set out to “develop an integrated strategy for birth cohort research in Europe for the next 15 years through coordination of the most important European birth cohorts”.
CHICOS recommends establishing a collaborative European Birth Cohort, using data from existing and new cohorts. This cohort should build a permanent Europe-wide data resource to contain prospective, individual-level information about child health in Europe. It will provide key statistics on child health and determinants to enable health surveillance and to provide rapid responses to knowledge gaps that should be tackled to inform policies.
Research Inventory for Child Health in Europe (RICHE) is a platform of resources created under a Framework 7 project and enriched by its members, to make accessible Knowledge on Child Health comprising recent Scientific Publications, Grey Literature, and Research Projects, and creating a virtual Research Community. This integrated virtual platform will help the different stakeholders to build the future of European child health research, and thus promote child health in Europe and beyond.