Currently three consortia are part of the EU Child Cohort Network: LifeCycle, ATHLETE and LongITools. Please find more information below on each consortium.


LifeCycle was a European funded project that ended July 2022 and which had setup the EU Child Cohort Network.

The overarching concept of The LifeCycle Project is innovative research on the role of novel integrated markers of early-life stressors that influence health across the lifecycle using an open and long-term network of European cohorts that started during pregnancy or childhood.

Europe has a strong tradition in population-based prospective cohort studies on health and diseases from pregnancy or childhood onwards. These cohorts are invaluable resources to identify a wide range of early-life stressors that influence individual biological, developmental and health trajectory variations related to the onset and evolution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Our goal is to establish the EU Child Cohort Network, a Europe-wide network of cohort studies that started in early-life and translate our findings into policy recommendations for stratified and personalized prevention strategies.

website: the current EU Child Cohort Network website has replaced the former LifeCycle website ( and contains all the valuable output of the LifeCycle project


ATHLETE (Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation) is a European-funded project that aims to better understand and prevent health effects of numerous environmental hazards and their mixtures, starting from the earliest stages of life.

The project aims to develop a human exposome toolbox that can be used to evaluate the effects of a large number of environmental exposures in individuals, as well as in communities, in order to design policies and interventions to prevent or reduce their health impact.



LongITools is a European research project studying the interactions between environmental, lifestyle and biological factors to determine the risks of chronic cardiovascular metabolic diseases.

Using a large resource of life-course data, LongITools aims to study how exposure to environmental (air pollution, noise and the built environment), lifestyle and biological factors collectively contribute to the risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases across the life-course. The project, part of the European Human Exposome Network, is taking an exposome or holistic-based approach to define the disease pathways and the points at which to best intervene during the life-course to reduce the risks. LongITools also aims to generate new monitoring and prediction methods and tools which can translate into innovative healthcare and policy options.