WG4

WG 4 Leaders:
Prof Eco De Geus, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
eco.de.geus@vu.nl

Dr Hidde Van der Ploeg, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
hp.vanderploeg@amsterdamumc.nl

European Harmonisation of Data Collection

Objective

To establish harmonisation of European cross-sectional and longitudinal data collection which involves objectively measured PABs and their determinants.

Deliverables

WG Descriptor

WG4 European Harmonisation of Data Collection – The capacity of all participating countries to deliver high quality harmonised data will be identified. The potential to progressively achieve research harmonisation across DE-PASS partner countries will be defined and proof of concept of the following will be established:

A minimum of five COST Countries (majority ITCs) will be involved; a limited number of key individual and environmental determinants of PABs will be targeted (targets from WG2 & data collection protocol by WG3), PABs will be objectively measured, a cross-sectional baseline will be established and a repeat data collection will be implemented after 3 years, creating a longitudinal cohort (growing to n=200 families, each country). The impact of PABs of the Family, Home and School Setting will be the initial focus, participating families at baseline will represent the socio-economic spectrum and involve children who will bridge the pre-school-primary-post primary transitions within the 3-year cohort observation period.

The new European database of determinants of PABs will have an identified pathway for future expansion i.e. integration with existing databases, addition of new studies, data and variables. An established potential exists for integrating new data with existing participant data from the Netherlands Twin Registry to examine the genetic regulation of PABs, the interplay between genetic and environmental determinant data, and the (bidirectional) relationships between gene expression and PABs. Similar potentials exist for other national biobanks. The cross-sectional baseline data has inherent value and will facilitate hypothesis generation and examination, comparative analysis of variation/diversity across countries and development of models differentiated by gender and age that optimally predict PABs from measured determinant profiles. Economic cost benefit analysis of policy and interventions targeting key determinants, will be applied. The extension to the cohort and subsequent examination of data trajectories will facilitate a more causal understanding of PABs and the effective evaluation of policy impact and ‘natural’ experiments related to variation in PABs determinants profiles across Europe.

A long-term sustainability plan to fund and expand the European database and cohort will be devised. Each participating country and the Action collectively will strategically pursue funding and avenues to contribute data. This is deemed as highly feasible as the equipment required (i.e. DE-PASS has access to 1,500 accelerometers) will already be in place and the additional cost of data collection will not be prohibitive. A trans-national MoU to harmonise future data collection and expand and exploit the database will be agreed. On a five-year cycle further iterations of the predictive models considering, new setting focus, increased sample size and addition of new variables will be published. DE-PASS will be established as the foremost harmonisation platform.

Participants

Andreia Pizarro
Action Member
University of Porto
Portugal
Portugal
Selcuk Akpınar
Action Member
Nevsehir University
Turkey
Turkey
Maria Paula Maia Santos
Action Member
University of Porto
Portugal
Portugal
Blazo Jabucanin
Action Member
Sports Association of Budva
Montenegro
Montenegro
Emine Caglar
Action Member
Hacettepe University
Turkey
Turkey
Flavia Beccia
Action Member
University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Italy
Italy
Carolina Castagna
Action Member
UCSC
Italy
Italy
Demet Yesiltepe
Action Member
Lancaster University
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Christoph Buck
Action member
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS)
Germany
Germany
Antje Hebestreit
Action member
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Germany
Germany
Chiara D'Angelo
Action member
chiara.dangelo@unicatt.it
Italy
Italy
Laura Arjona Aguilera
Action member
University of deusto
Spain
Spain
Jan Dygrýn
Action Member
Palacký University Olomouc
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Jana Pelclová
Action Member
Palacký University Olomouc
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Aleš Gába
Action Member
Palacký University Olomouc
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Daniel Gallardo Gómez
Action Member
Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Seville
Spain
Spain
Andrej Simovski
Action Member
HEPA Macedonia
Macedonia
Macedonia
Dr. 
Ciaran MacDonncha
Co-Chair, MC Member
University of Limerick
Ireland
Ireland
Prof. 
Laura Capranica
Co-Chair, MC Member
University of Rome Foro Italico
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Paulo Rocha
MC Member, WG 1 Leader
Faculty of Human Kinetics
Portugal
Portugal
Prof. 
Cristina Cortis
MC Member, WG 2 Leader
University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Eco de Geus
MC Member, WG 4 Leader
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Netherlands
Netherlands
Dr. 
Hidde Van Der Ploeg
MC Member, WG 4 Leader
VU University Medical Center
Netherlands
Netherlands
Tommi Vasankari
Action Member
UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research & Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland
Finland
Finland
Valentina Presta
Action Member
University of Parma
Italy
Italy
Vera Toepoel
Action Member
Utrecht University
Netherlands
Netherlands
Dr. 
Vesna Knights
MC Member
Faculty of Technology and Technical Science - Veles, University "St Climent Ohridski" - Bitola
Macedonia
Macedonia
Dr. 
Zoran Milanovic
MC Member
Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, University of Nis
Serbia
Serbia
Prof. 
Vilma Čingienė
MC Member, Training School Coordinator
Mykolas Romeris University
Lithuania
Lithuania
Prisco Mirandola
Action Member
University of Parma
Italy
Italy
Rahima Gabulova
Action Member
Azerbaijan Medical University
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Dr. 
Rajmund Tomik
MC Member
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Poland
Poland
Dr. 
Philippe Gerber
MC Member
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Dr. 
Petya Koseva
MC Member
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Dr. 
Sami Kokko
MC Member
University of Jyväskylä
Finland
Finland
Prof. 
Stevo Popovic
MC Member
University of Montenegro
Montenegro
Montenegro
Prof. 
Stefania Boccia
MC Member
UCSC
Italy
Italy
Saud Alomairah
Action Member
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Denmark
Shahla Balayeva
Action Member
Azerbaijan Medical University
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Simone Ciaccioni
Action Member
University of Rome "Foro Italico"
Italy
Italy
Simone Digennaro
Action Member
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Italy
Italy
Sofia Vilela
Action Member
EPIUnit - Institute of Public Health of University of Porto
Portugal
Portugal
Prof. 
Nanna Lien
MC Member
University of Oslo
Norway
Norway
Michele Sassano
Action Member
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Italy
Italy
Dr. 
Nina Petričević
MC Member
Andrija Štampar Teaching Institute of Public Health
Croatia
Croatia
Pascal Izzicupo
Action Member
University of the Studies "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara
Italy
Italy
Oddbjørn klomsten Andersen
Action Member
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Norway
Norway
Octavian Valeriu Amzulescu
Action Member
National Institute for Sport Research
Romania
Romania
Marianna De Maio
Action Member
University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale
Italy
Italy
Maria Niestrój-Jaworska
Action Member
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Poland
Poland
Mette Stavnsbo
Action Member
University in Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences
Norway
Norway
Prof. 
Michael Brach
MC Member
University of Münster
Germany
Germany
Meike Bartels
Action Member
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Netherlands
Netherlands
Katarzyna Górska
Action Member
Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland
Poland
Poland
Dr. 
Kwok Ng
MC Member
University of Eastern Finland
Finland
Finland
Judith Jelsma
Action Member
Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc
Netherlands
Netherlands
Józef Opara
Action Member
Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego im. J. Kukuczki w Katowicach
Poland
Poland
Dr. 
Jozef Ukropec
MC Member
Biomedical Research Center, Slovak Acad. Sci.
Slovakia
Slovakia
Kathrin Wunsch
Action Member
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany
Germany
Małgorzata Dębska
Action Member
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Poland
Poland
Luca Ambrosini
Action Member
University of Parma
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Luís Sardinha
MC Member
Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Faculty of Human Kinetics), University of Lisbon
Portugal
Portugal
Kieran Dowd
Action Member
Athlone Institute of Technology
Ireland
Ireland
Jorge, Manuel Folgado dos Santos
Action Member
Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Portugal
Portugal
Mr. 
Ilvis Abelkalns
MC Member
University of Latvia
Latvia
Latvia
Dr. 
Ioannis Syrmpas
MC Member
University of Thessaly
Greece
Greece
Dr. 
Johann Zarb
MC Member
MCAST
Malta
Malta
Prof. 
Jorge Mota
MC Member
CIAFEL-FADEUP
Portugal
Portugal
Joana Cruz
Action Member
Polytechnic of Leiria
Portugal
Portugal
Jeroen Lakerveld
Action Member
Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam Public Health resesarch institute
Netherlands
Netherlands
Giuliana Gobbi
Action Member
University of Parma
Italy
Italy
Florentina Camelia Medei
Action Member
Florentina Camelia Medei
Romania
Romania
Goshgar Orujov
Action Member
Azerbaijan Medical University
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Prof. 
Greet Cardon
MC Member, Science Communication Manager (Co)
Ghent University
Belgium
Belgium
Grainne Hayes
Action Member
University of Limerick
Ireland
Ireland
Mr. 
Hrvoje Radašević
MC Member
Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health
Croatia
Croatia
Gyöngyver Lacza
Action Member
University of Physical Education
Hungary
Hungary
Elin Kolle
Action Member
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Norway
Norway
Prof. 
Evangelia Kouidi
MC Member
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
Greece
Dominik Pesta
Action Member
German Aerospace Center
Germany
Germany
Dr. 
Fernando Estevez-Lopez
MC Member
Erasmus MC
Netherlands
Netherlands
Fiona Mansergh
Action Member
Health and Wellbeing Programme, Department of Health
Ireland
Ireland
Jonas Finger
Action Member
Berlin Senate Department for Health, Care and Equality, Department of Health
Germany
Germany
Dr. 
Fiona Chun Man Ling
MC Member, Short Term Scientific Mission Coordinator
Northumbria University
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Federico Palumbo
Action Member
Foro Italico University
Italy
Italy
Ewa Sadowska-Krępa
Action Member
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Poland
Poland
Chloe Forte
Action Member
University of Limerick
Ireland
Ireland
Caterina Pesce
Action Member
University of Rome "Foro Italico"
Italy
Italy
Caterina Gozzoli
Action Member
Università Cattolica Milano
Italy
Italy
Denitsa Pancheva
Action Member
Ministry of Youth and Sports
Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Dan Boboc
Action Member
Institutul National de Cercetare pentru Sport
Romania
Romania
Barbara Ghinassi
Action Member
"G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara
Italy
Italy
Dr. 
Barbara Ukropcova
MC Member
Biomedical research center, SAS
Slovakia
Slovakia
Arkadiusz Mynarski
Action Member
Academy of Physical Education in Katowice
Poland
Poland
Prof. 
Bente Merete Stallknecht
MC Member
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Denmark
Bjørge Herman Hansen
Action Member
University of Agder
Norway
Norway
Dr. 
Bojan Masanovic
MC Member, ITC Conference Grant Coordinator
University of Montenegro, Faculty for Sport and Physical Education
Montenegro
Montenegro
Bente Morseth
Action Member
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Norway
Norway
Amalia Oatu
Action Member
National Institute for Sport Research
Romania
Romania
Alice Iannaccone
Action Member
University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Alan Donnelly
MC Member
University of Limerick
Ireland
Ireland
Ms. 
Aija Erta
MC Member
Universsity of Latvia
Latvia
Latvia
Dr. 
Andrew Decelis
MC Member
University of Malta
Malta
Malta
Dr. 
Angela Carlin
MC Member
Ulster University
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Andrea Fusco
Action Member
University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale
Italy
Italy
Prof. 
Angela Di Baldassarre
MC Member
"G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara
Italy
Italy

Other Working Groups

WG1

WG1 Overall Management, Capacity Building, Dissemination and Exploitation - Objective: To create and operationalise management, communication, Action capacity, dissemination and exploitation and long term sustainability plans and to ensure the timely and high quality achievement of the Action aim, objectives and tasks.

WG2

WG2 Evidence Translation - Framework, Consensus and Guidelines - Multi-disciplinary expertise within and outside the DE-PASS Action and published convincing evidence of high quality will be used to achieve this objective. A Best Evidence Statement (BESt) regarding the key setting specific and life course determinants of PABs that should be prioritised and targeted within public policies and interventions will be articulated.

WG3

WG3 PABs Determinant Profile Measurement Toolkit - The new European Physical Activities Determinants Toolkit (EN-PADT) will be validated against objectively measured level of PABs. The measurement of individual determinant profiles include multi-level and multi-disciplinary perspectives, involves individually contributed data and linkages with existing data sources.