Home > Projects > (EN) COST Action – Equality in Cleft Care

ECO is on the Management Committee of the COST Action Appearance Matters. Until recently, societal interest in ‘looks’ has been considered largely benign, however, debilitating levels of appearance dissatisfaction are now normative in resource-rich nations, with extensive and damaging impacts on physical and psychological health. This Action will co-ordinate and increase research across Europe, offer support to the high proportion of female and early career researchers in this field and will forge crucial links between researchers, practitioners and policy makers, offering the potential for significant benefits to the millions of Europeans adversely affected by these issues. The Action network comprises a large number of representatives from cleft teams around Europe. More details can be found here