World Obesity Day Europe

World Obesity Day is a global event, held annually on March 4 to bring people together to raise awareness and increase knowledge about obesity and the many other diseases on which it impacts.

Aligned Worldwide

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO) have aligned their activities under World Obesity Day Europe, to take place on the same day.

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European Obesity Policy Conference 2021

Addressing Obesity: Unlocking the key to resilient health systems

The Annual European Obesity Policy Conference took place on World Obesity Day Europe, Thursday March 4.

The conference, was jointly hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and The European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO).

Speakers and participants include representatives from the EU Institutions, OECD, WHO, Member States, academia, healthcare professionals, disease and therapeutic associations, and patients.

Visit the EASO website to view the conference videos

COVID-19 and Obesity

The role of EASO and ECPO in this crisis is crucial in the dissemination of science-based information and providing common-sense, evidence-based updates, recommendations and guidance.

Both EASO and ECPO are committed to sharing only the latest well evidenced information and guidance from credible sources.

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Join us and get involved

Although World Obesity Day Europe is an international awareness day, the activities and initiatives that take place around it are just as important.

Local events

These include events held at local, national and international level held in the weeks leading up to WOD Europe. Many of them also continue during the weeks immediately afterwards.

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We have a wide range of resources available to help you organise your own events and initiatives for World Obesity Day Europe. These range from the artwork for posters, banners and leaflets, to cards and messages which you can use on social media.

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Grants and Awards

A limited number of grants are available to organisations to help them hold events for World Obesity Day Europe. Awards are also presented for the best activities.

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More about obesity

To learn more about obesity, the effects it can have on other diseases, its treatment and how to address obesity stigma and weight bias, please visit:

The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

The European Coalition for People Living with Obesity (ECPO)