Endorsing the STOP Consortium


Call for industry-led projects: Apply by 23 May 2019

The STOP Consortium, in collaboration with EIT Health and EIT Food, has launched a call for industry-led projects aimed at developing innovations that have the potential to curb childhood obesity in Europe, either by making critical improvements in the food environments faced by children and their families, or by increasing children’s fitness and physical activity.


Call for proposals

Proposals must be in line with the spirit of the STOP project and with the principles on which the project is based. In particular:

  • STOP promotes a multidisciplinary approachto the development of effective and sustainable solutions to prevent and manage childhood obesity.
  • The primary focus of STOP is on vulnerable and socially disadvantaged children and their families.
  • The project recognises that children’s and their families’ daily choices (e.g. food and physical activity choices) are driven by environmental influences conducive to obesity. 
  • STOP aims at creating the conditions for scientific evidence to translate into government policies and market solutions, and for these to translate into impacts on the ground.

Each applicant should carefully consider the scope and aims of the STOP project when applying for funding. 

Available funding

The total budget available for the call is €600000. We estimate that individual projects will require up to €150000.

Call timeline

  1. All applications must be submitted by Thursday 23rdMay, 17:00 CET.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 3rdJune, and will be invited to present their project proposal in the context of the next STOP General Assembly, in Paris, on Thursday 20thJune (travel and accommodation costs to attend the Assembly are not covered by the project).
  3. Successful applicants will be notified within the following two weeks. 
  4. Projects are expected to start in September 2019, and will have a duration of up to 18 months, typically with one year devoted to the development of the innovative solution and the remainder of the time to a lab-based or real-setting pilot evaluation of its effectiveness based on measurable and relevant indicators.

Eligibility criteria

Applications are accepted from start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises[1](SMEs) and larger organisations, whether new or established, for-profit or not-for-profit, with a legal base in a Member State of the European Union or in an Associated Country at the time they submit their application.

Applications may be submitted by organisations that have not received/ are not receiving funding for the same or a substantially similar project from the European Union. Applicants will be asked to sign a declaration of honour to this effect.

The STOP partner ISINNOVA, in its capacity as STOP Project Manager, will award contracts to successful applicants in compliance with the requirements of Article 13 of the H2020 General Grant Agreement. 


[1]as defined in the EU recommendation 2003/361