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Country Activities – 2023

Czech Republic

Experts from STOB as well as patients from STOB Klub with the support of ECPO are preparing multiple events .


Our colleagues in Denmark from MyIDT2D organization will launch a new episode of their recent podcast “My Identity” to mark World Obesity Day Europe 


French organization CNAO will launch a massive multimedia advertising campaign to mark World Obesity Day Europe including television, radio, web and press.


Invited speakers from the obesity patient community to tell their journey and healthcare professionals to discuss day-to-day reality in the country


Hungary will organize the Forum “Happier, healthier, longer life for everyone” to bring together obesity healthcare experts and patients.


ICPO in Ireland will mark World Obesity Day with the launch of a podcast on “Words Matter” and educational resources on Understanding Childhood Obesity, Stigma, and Mental Health


Tel Aviv will premiere “The Whale” movie followed by a roundtable discussion event with very important guests to mark World Obesity Day in this region.


ECPO’s Italian member association Amici Obesi Onlus will premiere “Obesity/From” a monologue play.


APPOL is hosting their live World Obesity Day Europe Podcast about living with obesity in Luxembourg. 


The Netherlands is hosting a book session and movie night in a private theatre exclusively for members to mark World Obesity Day Europe.


Norway is organizing a Seminar to mark World Obesity Day this year and present a qualitative study final report based on in-depth interviews with people living with obesity. 


Portuguese organization ADEXO in partnership with Lisbon City Council will inaugurate the exhibition “In Our Class Nobody Hides”.


Slovakia organization SKLON will mark World Obesity Day with a live broadcast event supported by ECPO.


Spain is preparing the first national summit for people living with obesity to mark World Obesity Day Europe.


Swedish organization HOBS will have “Obesity Sweden Week” with free online lunchtime lectures by national and international speakers


Eurobesitas our member organization from Switzerland will mark World Obesity Day by releasing a powerful film on March 4.

United Kingdom

Obesity UK will launch a podcast to mark World Obesity Day 2023 about a very special topic: the importance of peer support groups for patients and also for researchers. 

Europe Wide Activities – 2023

Joint WONCA & EASO Webinar

Thursday, 2 March, 2023 6-8 pm CET

Personal experiences of patients, primary care physicians and researchers.

ECPO Patient Lounge – Live Broadcast

March 3, 2023 14:00 CET

A special World Obesity Day edition of the ECPO Patient Lounge

Past Events – 2022

Portuguese National Obesity Day

Saturday, May 21 2022

Zoom Forward

Maastricht, 4-7 May 2022

Joint congress on obesity of EASO and IFSO

WONCA Webinar

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 18:00 CET

For healthcare professionals

Policy event

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 09:30 CET

Hosted by the MEP Interest Group on Obesity and Resilient Health Systems, European Parliament

Obesity Empowerment Network (OEN)

Friday, March 4, 2022 14:00 CET

Time to challenge weight stigma faced by children and young people

ECPO Patient Lounge

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 15:00 CET

For the patient and caring community

World Obesity Day

Friday, March 4, 2022

View this website for all World Obesity Day Europe information

Medtronic event

Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 20:00 CET

What if obesity was recognised as a chronic disease in France?

EASL Studio webinar

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 18:00 CET

Fats or Carbs, who is the real villain?