Podcasts about Beauty and appearance

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RSBDF projects promoted in Ljubljana conference

RSBDF had an opportunity to promote the results from their appearance related projects during the COST action IS1210 final conference in Ljubljana with over 100 delegates present from all over Europe (and even USA & Australia). We talked about the importance of bringing together researchers and practitioners in order to understand how to reach the […]

Face Value project successfully concludes course development

The Face Value project had the final meeting in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in July 2016, and the training course materials are now ready for use, after having tested and adjusted it according to local needs. Plovdiv is Europe’s oldest city and will be the European Capital of culture in 2019.

The materials are available in English, […]

Face Value training materials available for free!

The Face Value project has now released the training modules in several languages. A pedagogical report with tips on how to link the teaching in line with the EQF system is also ready. These materials can be found on the project website.




Face Value- article published in Journal of astethic nursing

Optimising appearance-related psychosocial care in European settings

Appearance-related concerns are prevalent among patients and are associated with a range of negative physical and psychosocial outcomes, yet many health professionals across Europe report that they are often ill-equipped to provide adequate support. Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research examine the impact of […]

Face Value newsletter 1

The Facevalue project 1st newsletter is out inNorwegian and English. To be downloaded here:

FV Newsletter 1 Norsk

FV Newsletter 1 English

FACE VALUE training material development meeting

The Face Value project (2014-1-UK01-KA202-001615) held its second meeting in Riga early May 2015 in order to settle the specific topics of training modules for professional healthcare staff in Latvia, Bulgaria, UK, France and Serbia. Representatives from Serbia, Bulgaria, France, UK, Norway and Latvia participated.

Dr Martin Persson with Radost from Bulgaria […]

The 3rd International Weight Stigma Conference


The 3rd International Weight Stigma Conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on September 18th-19th 2015. This year’s theme focuses on the larger social hierarchies that favor thinness and reject fatness within western culture and how these systems have dictated the framing of fatness within the media, medicine, […]

A brave heart when it comes to appearance

In a time when beauty is defined by supermodels, success is defined by wealth, and fame is deified by how many followers you have on social media, Lizzie Velasquez asks the question how do you define yourself? Once labeled, “The Worlds Ugliest Woman,” Lizzie decided to turn things around and create her own definitions of […]

Face Value in the Hague online

A nice coverage of the Face Value project appeared in the Hague online




FACE VALUE project has kickoff in HAGUE

The Face Value project kicks off its activities in Hague on the 5th of November 2014

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The first meeting of a new European consortium tackling discrimination on grounds of ‘looking different’ will be hosted by The European Cleft Organisation in The Hague this week.

Representatives from the U.K., Norway, The […]