FORTHEM LAB “Resilience, Life Quality and Demographic Change” international kick-off meeting took place on November 9, 2020.

FORTHEM Resilience, Life Quality and Demographic Change Lab international kick-off meeting has been organised by the University of Latvia (UL). Partners have organised local kick off meetings and the UL has already organized a few meetings with partners before this kick-off. 

 The kick-off meeting started with the official welcome from professor Ina Druviete, vice-rector, leader of the project at the UL, member of FORTHEM Steering Committee. Dr Tamás Péter Szabó , scientific manager for FORTHEM Lab Actions and assoc. prof. Lilian Tzivian , alliance level coordinator of this Lab have greeted the participants. 

The aim of this Lab is to investigate the influence of epigenetic, demographic, lifestyle, social, collective and individual factors on HRQOL and resilience of different populations and populational sub-groups. Why it is important? Interdisciplinary multicentre investigations of these aspects can play an important role in the development of country-specific and common European public health strategies and policies and to decrease related morbidities. 

 Participants presented their universities, ideas, discussed joint outputs, partnership options and other issues.  

 The search for participants in the Laboratory activities continues, so you are welcome to join!