Attend EASO’s online advocacy workshop series

Participate in the second edition of the EASO online advocacy workshop series, hosted on Zoom in February and March. This workshop series draws on research and good practices from across Europe, to explore how we can engage with policymakers and other stakeholders. It also breaks down the process of advocacy into key steps, from identifying … Continued

Share your views on restricting promotion of unhealthy products

Over the Christmas holidays, the government announced their commitment to ending promotions on products high in fat, salt and sugar, in medium to large stores, with an exemption for small stores. Subsequently, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have released their enforcement consultation in response. Please respond to this consultation and share your … Continued

Save the date for UKCO: Hot Topics

UKCO: Hot Topics will be held virtually on 9-10th September 2021 in replacement of this year’s annual conference. The event will include keynote presentations, workshop activities and panel discussions around two or three topical issues, reflecting on how the world and living with obesity have changed. We expect this event to lead to a number … Continued


Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our UK Congress on Obesity scheduled to be held in Belfast this September. We are currently considering alternatives and will update you on plans as soon as possible.

Report on the 2019 holiday activities and food programme

The findings from an evaluation of the 2019 holiday activities and food (HAF) programme have now been published by the Department of Education. This is particularly relevant in light of recent campaigns to extend school holiday food provision. You can also read a relevant literature review. Read report

Read the latest policy brief on childhood obesity

The WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity published a comprehensive framework for action in its 2016 report Ending Childhood Obesity. The World Obesity Federation held a series of virtual meetings with a group of key childhood obesity stakeholders, focused on assessing the implementation of ECHO’s six key areas of action. The meeting was to identify … Continued

EASO and ECPO World Obesity Day Europe Awards

The EASO and ECPO World Obesity Day Europe Awards are presented in recognition of excellence, innovation and best practice in advancing the understanding of obesity, and the importance of its prevention and treatment. All categories are open to EASO and ECPO National Members and affiliates (including ASO members), campaign supporters, related disease and patient organisations, … Continued

Apply for EASO and ECPO Advocacy Grants

To encourage European initiatives from National Associations, COMs and patient groups, EASO and ECPO are offering a limited number of grants to help fund national World Obesity Day Europe activities. Grants of up to €5,000 each are available, depending on the scale and potential impact of the activities involved. Priority will be given to initiatives … Continued

Funding opportunity

We are delighted to announce that a research call to fund projects aimed at evaluating remote and digital weight management services will be announced soon. Stay tuned for details!

Network and share online

Don’t forget, our new Slack workspace for ASO members and networks provides a platform for discussion, collaboration and exchange between members. We invite you to join and strengthen our community online! The invitation link will remain active for 30 days.