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Baltic Cities tackle lifestyle related diseases (BaltCityPrevention)

Project/agreement No.
Project funding
166 613.28 EUR, including 141 621.28 EUR ERDF funding and 24 991.99 EUR National public co-funding
Project manager
Aigars Miezītis, Inese Gobiņa
Project realization
01.10.2017. - 30.09.2020.


The overall objective of the BaltCityPrevention project is a socio-economic innovation – a model for the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases in adolescents, which is beneficial for municipalities and state institutions responsible for health promotion. This model is based on the assumption that it is necessary to go where the users are and to observe their personal lifestyle, their habits and special needs. In the case of adolescents it means integrating modern information communication technology devices into health promotion activities



  • Identifying the needs of municipalities and state institutions responsible for health promotion
  • Development of a new innovative prevention model
  • Assessment of tools to assess the needs of the end user (adolescents)
  • Assessment of tools related to behaviour modification
  • Assessment of tools to develop a new health e-application for health promotion
  • Advancement of knowledge on how to adapt prevention activities to the needs of the end users
  • Testing of an innovative prevention model and evaluation of the results
  • Encouraging cross-border cooperation between municipalities, state institutions responsible for health promotion and small and medium-sized companies to improve health promotion activities

Lead partner

  • Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Project partners

  • Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association (Finland)
  • South Ostrobothnia Health Technology Development Centre (Finland)
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Seinäjoki Social and Primary Health Care Center (Finland)
  • Center for Health Education and Diseases Prevention (Lithuania)
  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania)
  • The Society of Family Doctors of Estonia (Estonia)
  • Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • Liepaja City Council (Latvia)
  • Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)
  • City of Poznan (Poland)
  • ScanBalt (Denmark)
  • City of Flensburg (Germany)

Project total financing 2 704 433.85 EUR, including 2 143 588.79 EUR  ERAF financing and 56 080 845.06 EUR public co-financing