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Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction

Cancer prevention among young people in Europe with the help of digital tools

Kurzbeschrieb Development of sustainable interventions for primary cancer prevention in adolescents using digital tools (SUNRISE), funded by the EU research programme HORIZON
Projektleitung Severin Haug
Dauer 01.2024 - 04.2028
Förderung durch / Auftraggeber



Centre for Research & Technology Hellas CERTH - The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas, Hellenic Mediterranean University HMU | Hellenic Mediterranean University; Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends Home - PASYKAF; Ghent University Ghent University (; Oncology Institute Cluj-Napocad IOCN; Alma Mater Europaea, Alma Mater Europaea; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Bridg, Estonia bridg (; PredictBy Barcelona PredictBy | Research and Consultancy; Particle Lisbon PARTICLE – Portuguese start-up with a technology drive (; Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region FISABIO - FISABIO (; Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Volontariato in Oncologia Home - F.A.V.O. - Federazione delle Associazioni di Volontariato in Oncologia (; Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza Osakidetza - Página de inicio (; Ellinogermaniki Agogi Private school | Ellinogermaniki Agogi (; Vlaams Instituut Gezond Leven Home | Gezond Leven; University of Sydney The University of Sydney - One of the top universities in Australia; Youth Cancer Europe Youth Cancer Europe - Youth Cancer Europe (YCE)

Decription of the project

A total of 20 institutions from 10 countries are participating in the SUNRISE project, which is funded by the European research programme HORIZON. The aim of the programme is to develop sustainable digital interventions to prevent the most important behavioural risk factors for cancer: tobacco smoking, obesity and unhealthy eating in the target group of young people. On the one hand, the project will optimise established and effectiveness-tested measures, such as the SmartCoach programme developed at the ISGF, and implement them in the participating countries. On the other hand, these will be combined with innovative approaches, e.g. via social robots and social media campaigns, tested in pilot studies and made available to prevention partners in the participating countries. The project is being implemented in 154 schools with 7,500 pupils in eight European countries (Greece, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium and Romania). In the project, the ISGF is responsible for the overall scientific management, prepares reviews on the accessibility, use and effectiveness of digital prevention programmes among young people, optimises the SmartCoach programme and examines the acceptance and effectiveness of the interventions, including in the context of cross-national, randomised controlled studies.