The OPEN project is co-funded by EPODE International Network (EIN) thanks to a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation. It will see 13 community programmes and initiatives benefit from tailored support to extend their work to reduce childhood obesity by 2016. It aims to reach almost four million people across Europe, including 975,000 children and adolescents, with the goal of helping individuals and communities to achieve and sustain active, healthy lifestyles.
Over the next three years, the OPEN project will work with programmes and initiatives based in Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, France, Greece, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
The Coca-Cola Company became the first founding partner of EIN when it was created in 2011. In Europe, The Coca-Cola Foundation supports the EIN by making a significant financial contribution to the running of its community programmes in countries such as France, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Poland, and Romania helping hundreds of thousands more families to benefit from interventions using the EPODE methodology.