Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm
The overall aim of the project is to improve the health, development and quality of life of children and adults born preterm (< 32 weeks) or with low weight (< 1500g). They constitute fewer than 2% of all births across Europe, but account for up to half of perinatal and infant deaths, and more than a third of the health and educational budgets for children. It will be achieved by developing a sustainable, geographically diverse and multidisciplinary platform of national and European cohorts of VPT/VLBW, over a 30-year time span. Novel methodologies and tools for data management and analysis will be developed to strengthen research on current and future VPT/VLBW cohorts.