Fondazione Università Ca’ Foscari, which is in charge of evaluating the project’s processes and outputs has, in accordance with the “Description of work” for WP3 and its long experience in the field of health promotion policies and projects, drawn up an “Evaluation Plan” – which precisely explains targets, activities and work methods – of which this second evaluation feedback is an output.

Purpose of this second feedback

Responding to the Evaluation Plan implemented until now, the aim of the second evaluation feedback is to describe the state of the art of the project after the first 33 months. The report provides evidence of compliance with the progress of the project, achievement of the set targets, any deviations with related explanations and corrective actions undertaken or proposed to be implemented.

In this document we focused on Specific Objectives 1 (SO1-Adapt and export the CARDIO 50 screening model to member states participating in YOUNG50) and 2 (SO2-Reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease through change in lifestyle), as indicated in the Evaluation Plan (p. 9-10), since these are the SO falling in the period under consideration (from the start of May 2019 to the end of January 2022 i.e. from M1 – M33).

Summary of the main evidence and indications for the continuation of the project activities

The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly affected the organization and implementation of the project. An amendment extending the project duration has partially mitigated this situation, but the resurgence of infections in the recent period has again put the aims of the project in difficulty. By the way the situation is overall positive: the value of indicator 1.A (“Compliance with project deadlines”) stands at 84.0%, slightly below the goal. For the indicator 1.B “Development of the collaboration network between the partners” the situation seems positive and all the goals are achieved. The training (indicator 1.C) was completed in Lithuania and Romania. Still incomplete for Luxembourg partner. The screening program (Specific Object 2) is started in Lithuania and Romania and should be start soon in Luxembourg: as already stated the resurgence of the pandemic during last winter has unfortunately significantly affected screening activities, which seem far from the objectives set initially. We hope to recover activity in the coming months, thanks also to a second amendment further extending the duration.