Find out more about the work Packages

The 9 Work Packages of the project will bring together various and complementary expertise from consortium partners.

Project Management & Quality Assurance

Work Package 1 focuses on effectively managing and coordinating the project. This encompasses overseeing administration, facilitating efficient communication with both the European Commission and Consortium, ensuring robust financial and legal structures, and implementing a rigorous quality assurance and risk management process to enhance effectiveness.

Analysis of the current policies and gaps, identification of metrics and new policies

Work Package 2 aims to establish inter-disciplinary Communities of Practice (CoPs) to oversee the implementation of the PREVENT research activities. It involves identifying and measuring health-related indicators linked to paediatric obesity and overweight, specifically to cancer risk during adulthood. The package intends to provide both quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess interventions and engagement strategies. The project will survey existing primary intervention policies for weight control in children and teenagers to prevent cancer. Furthermore, it seeks to identify current barriers and gaps in implementation across various domains and scales. Ultimately, the work package aims to develop initial context-aware primary interventions within the PREVENT project, tailored to multiple actors involved.

Living Labs: Active Strategies and the Assistive Digital Means for User Engagement

Work Package 3 is responsible for designing and maintaining dynamic Living Labs (LLs). It will include creating and managing the digital infrastructure that drives PREVENT engagement. This involves developing cutting-edge digital tools and a secure back-end platform to safeguard privacy and manage data effectively. AI’s reliable middleware will be leveraged and enriched with transparent solutions, to enhance the decision-making process with utmost confidence.

Co-creative policy-making framework and Piloting

Work Package 4 focuses on key research goals, which include studying the PREVENT co-creation framework to tailor primary interventions and engagement strategies from WP2 to specific contextual settings. It also aims to enhance the PREVENT active behavioural model and processes of change, empower users, facilitate self-evaluation, and oversee the comprehensive implementation and piloting framework of PREVENT. This involves methodical data collection and analysis techniques to ensure the project’s continuous progress and success.

Multi-parametric Assessment and Validation

Work Package 5 has primary research goals, including introducing the innovative PREVENT Multi-Domain Assessment Matrix (MUDAM) approach to create a unified poly-parametric risk validation framework. It involves evaluating new policies from health, user acceptability, socio-economic, and technical perspectives. Additionally, the package aims to pinpoint any compatibility conflicts between PREVENT policies and existing primary healthcare strategies. Ultimately, through the concept of MUDAM, the project seeks to comprehensively assess interventions and engagements across domains, balancing benefits and drawbacks to optimise outcomes within the HORIZON Cancer Mission initiative.

Final Validation Report based on the multi-parametric assessment of the proposed PREVENT policies and strategies

Work Package 6 aims to establish a robust framework for expanding PREVENT interventions and engagement strategies. This involves identifying key dimensions such as fiscal, political, administrative, cultural, partnership, and learning aspects that influence upscaling. Successful practices from pilot programs will be chosen for wider adoption. The package will then provide a comprehensive PREVENT scaling-up model, along with pathways for large-scale implementation. In addition, legislative proposals will be developed, considering constitutional, national, regional, and legal factors. The overarching goal is to facilitate the effective and sustainable growth of the initiative.

Legal and Ethical Framework, including GDPR

Work Package 7 works on ensuring the project’s adherence to top-tier legal and ethical standards. This encompasses robust enforcement of ethical and lawful processing of personal data. It also entails aiding pilot scenarios in chosen countries and securing proper implementation of informed consent procedures, personal information protection, and GDPR principles within the PREVENT context.

Research Synergies, Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation

Work Package 8 is dedicated to enhancing the project’s visibility and engaging a broad network of stakeholders. This entails devising a comprehensive strategy to ensure the project’s impact on health and society is maximised. It aims to deliver concrete benefits for citizens, healthcare professionals, and policymakers. This package will extend its influence to diverse stakeholders through personalised messages. Furthermore, it will develop and implement a strategy for capitalising on project outcomes even after its completion.