CHILDRENHEALTH / Using New Technologies to Promote Children Health in the Cross- Border Region

Project title: Using New Technologies to Promote Children Health in the Cross- Border Region
Priority axis: 1. Enhancement of cross-border economic development
Measure: 1.4 Protect human life
Overall Lead Partner &
Financial Lead Partner 1:
Special Account for Research Funds of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2nd Pediatrics Clinic)
Financial Lead Partner 2: Public Health Organisation Clinical Hospital “Dr. Trifun Panovski” Bitola
Partners: Giannitsa General Hospital, General Hospital of Florina “Eleni Th.Dimitriou”, Health Home Gevgelija
Budget: 445.416,00 €


The aim of this project is the scientific collaboration between the two countries, in order to assess and eventually mitigate the problems from the increase of obesity and cardiovascular diseases in the general population starting from the infancy, in the cross-border area.

The project provides insight into the distribution of important diet and lifestyle-related diseases and disorders in children of 8-12 years and, based on the obtained results, applies a targeted information campaign for the population.

The expected outputs of the project are:

1.   Advanced methods for determination of the risk factors for cardiovascular and obesity disorders of children.

2.   Semantically-enriched cardiovascular health records system based on Web 3.0 technologies for medical professionals.

3.   Geographical representation sub-system based on Web 2.0 technologies for geo-population of the project results.

4.   Web platform

5.   Customized semantic representation environment for medical professionals

6.   Customized Web 2.0 educational platform for the wide public

7.   Dissemination workshops, educational material and seminars for increasing awareness of the cardiovascular risks in early childhood and existing interventional approaches

8.   Reports on project results, identified good practices and public health promotion strategies focused on cardiovascular and obesity risks.

Project details:
Call No: F1
Protocol No: 4345
Signature date of the Overall Contract:
Signature date of the Grant Contract: 29/12/2011
Signature date of the subsidy contract: 14/02/2012
Subsidy Code: P006-2012
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