LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKOS SVEIKATOS APSAUGOS MINISTERIJA [ MOH LT - LT ]

Vilniaus St. 01506 Vilnius - Lithuania

Involved in the following projects during the 3rd programme

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Towards the European Health DAta Space Joint Action​ [TEHDAS]
The Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space (TEHDAS) is a consortium of 26 EU MS and other countries that work to improve cross-border use of health data for the benefit of citizens’ hea...
The Joint Action Towards the European Health Data Space (TEHDAS) is a consortium of 26 EU MS and other countries that work to improve cross-border use of health data for the benefit of citizens’ health, for public health, research and innovation.TEHDAS builds on earlier EU actions fostering the digital transformation of European health systems. It contributes to responding to the Member States’ call at the October 2020 European Council to set up a European Health Data Space and proposed by the von der Leyen Commission.The Joint Action helps Members States and the Commission in developing and promoting concepts for sharing of data so that in the future Europe, citizens, communities and companies benefit from a protected and seamless access to health data regardless where it is stored.TEHDAS will suggest options for an operational framework and governance in order to overcome legal and technical differences between countries. TEHDAS is grounded on the principles of transparency, trust and citizen empowerment. It will work on technical and semantic challenges, propose services, architectural and infrastructural elements required in the European Health Data Space.Citizens increasingly manage their data which requires a better understanding and a European perspective. To maintain trust in fair and secure data sharing, TEHDAS will suggest strengthened governance mechanisms for cross-sector use of health data in common data spaces at the EU and Member State levels.TEHDAS will reach out and engage with many types of stakeholders to reflect their needs and expectations, explore views on economic issues, and suggest concrete ways to integrate results into the future the European Health Data Space.
Start date: 01/02/2021 - End date: 31/07/2023

Call: Direct Grants for Joint Actions with Member State's Competent Authorities under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3HP
Topic: • Addressing differences in national General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation in the health sector, including the European Health Data Space and the health data us...
Topic: • Addressing differences in national General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation in the health sector, including the European Health Data Space and the health data use
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer [iPAAC]
The general objective of the Joint Action – Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC JA) is to develop innovative approaches to advances in cancer control. The innovation that will be...
The general objective of the Joint Action – Innovative Partnership for Action Against Cancer (iPAAC JA) is to develop innovative approaches to advances in cancer control. The innovation that will be covered within the JA consists of further development of cancer prevention, comprehensive approaches to the use of genomics in cancer control, cancer information and registries, improvements and challenges in cancer care, mapping of innovative cancer treatments and governance of integrated cancer control, including a new analysis of National Cancer Control Plans. The development of innovative approaches to cancer control will be supplemented by a Roadmap on Implementation and Sustainability of Cancer Control Actions, which will support Member States in implementation of iPAAC and CANCON recommendations. The Roadmap will act as the central pillar of the JA, integrating the diverse topic areas, providing synergies between the topics, ensuring consideration of transversal issues for all topics and acting as the central comprehensive deliverable, integrating all the JA outputs. A variety of methods will be used to fulfil the general and specific objectives including pilot studies, working groups, expert panels, literature review and surveys. A governmental board will be in place to ensure that implementation and sustainability in national contexts are duly considered for each topic area. The proposal for the iPAAC JA proposes actions to address objective 1 of the 2017 annual work programme, that is promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the ‘health in all policies’ principle. The work to be developed by the iPAAC JA is complementary to the outcomes of the EPAAC and CANCON Joint Actions, funded by the Second and Third Health Programmes and will build on their outputs, using the stakeholder networks as an optimal base for the development of innovative cancer control actions.
Start date: 01/04/2018 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action — Innovative Partnership on Action against Cancer
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Strengthened International HeAlth Regulations and Preparedness in the EU - Joint Action [SHARP JA]
The SHARP Joint Action will strengthen implementation of Decision 1082/2013/EU, supporting the EU level preparedness and responses to health threats and the implementation of the International Health ...
The SHARP Joint Action will strengthen implementation of Decision 1082/2013/EU, supporting the EU level preparedness and responses to health threats and the implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005). The Joint Action implements actions mentioned in Annex 1 of the Annual Work plan 2018 of the EU Health Programme 2014-2020.
Through the Joint Action, the member and partner states and the Unions common ability to prevent, detect and respond to biological outbreaks, chemical contamination and environmental and unknown threats to human health will be strengthened. Special efforts will be employed to fill gaps that have been or will be identified in priority countries (countries that have biggest gaps in the capacity required for full IHR capability). The Joint action consists of 10 Work Packages, covering core public health capacities according to the IHR (2005). In addition to a coordination function, these will cover areas such as Communication, Evaluation, Sustainability, IHR core capacity, Preparedness, Laboratories, Training and exercises, Chemical threats and Clinical management.
SHARP will also collaborate with several other Joint Actions, specifically the “Healthy Gateways” that addresses Points of Entry, the Joint Action on Vaccination (EU-JAV) and the Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (EU-JAMRAI).
The partnership of the joint action consists of 26 Associated Partners and 33 Affiliated Entities, which all will receive Commission co-funding. In addition there are 9 Collaborating Partners that will self-fund all activities that they participate in. Totally 30 countries (24 EU members, 3 EEA/EFTA members and 3 European neighborhood countries) participate in the Joint Action. The SHARP JA will liaise with and collaborate with the ECDC, the WHO EURO regional office and the WHO Health Emergency and IHR unit in Lyon, and IANPHI in relevant activities. Special emphasis will be made to avoid duplication of work for the member states.

Start date: 01/04/2019 - End date: 31/03/2023

Call: Joint Actions 2018
Topic: Joint Action to strengthen preparedness including laboratories in the EU against serious cross-border threats to health and support the implementation of International Health Regula...
Topic: Joint Action to strengthen preparedness including laboratories in the EU against serious cross-border threats to health and support the implementation of International Health Regulations (IHR)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering EU health policies on Task SHIfting [TaSHI]
Health workforce planning systems show a high variety of maturity in the EU. Member States tend to focus on diverse aspects of managing health workforces and health policy focuses on optimising the op...
Health workforce planning systems show a high variety of maturity in the EU. Member States tend to focus on diverse aspects of managing health workforces and health policy focuses on optimising the operation of health systems by various measures. Initiatives on task shifting can contribute to more effective organisation of care and human resources for health management at different levels, so committing to improve efficient and sustainable health systems in innovative ways.The main objectives of the TaSHI project are to provide a novel understanding and up-to-date knowledge on task shifting and on transferability and uptake of good practices in implementation. TaSHI applies different methods of analyses in order to provide added value on the concept, notion, and implementation of task shifting at EU-, national- and regional levels. TaSHI performs pilots at five implementation sites to gather evidence and data on the different types of task shifting (e.g. working time re-allocation, re-considered scope of practices in primary care, mental health care, radiology and ophthalmology, benefiting from telemedicine and digital health).TaSHI aims to facilitate dialogues and knowledge exchanges between the relevant stakeholders. Strengthening governance and stakeholder engagement for transferring and upscaling task shifting practices plays a crucial role in policy-making supporting health reforms for workforce development, as well as in enhancing cultural sensitivity, flexibility, readiness, and organizational adaptation to task shifting.TaSHI delivers a collection of good practices, useful tools and methods, a guidebook on task shifting supporting the real-life implementation, case studies on the pilots’ experiences, practical training materials and curriculum, and a set of recommendations. The deliverables on tangible solutions and practical products support EU MS at policy and organisational level to initiate and implement their own actions tailored to the local settings.

Start date: 01/04/2021 - End date: 31/03/2024

Call: Call for Proposals for Project Grants under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3rd EU Health Programme
Topic: Support to reforms in health workforce field - Initiatives on task-shifting (Heading 1.2.1.1 of the AWP 2020)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network [eHAction]
Ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic conditions combined with limited human and financial resources are putting health systems under increasing strain. Digital tools, however, bring a...
Ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic conditions combined with limited human and financial resources are putting health systems under increasing strain. Digital tools, however, bring an opportunity to improve health care sector. Integrating eHealth into health policy and aligning eHealth investments with health requirements is of high importance, especially when recommendations and practices can be transferred across countries. Targeting Members Sates and Countries of the EU and eHealth stakeholders, as well as the general public, this project aims to improve health care with the use of ICT. eHAction is the Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network, which, in its Multiannual Work Programme 2018-2021, sets targets for exploring eHealth to facilitate the management of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, by increasing sustainability and efficiency of health systems, and by facilitating personalized care and empowering the citizen. Specifically, it will work to find ways to empower people by giving them an active role in managing their health care data and processes, to use health data in an innovative way and to enhance continuity of care through the use of interoperable and cross-border solutions. The eHAction is in line with the Third Programme of EU actions in the field of health contributing to foster health in Europe by promoting the use of eHealth in a structured policy framework.
Start date: 01/06/2018 - End date: 31/05/2021
Keywords : [ Action ] [ Ehealth ]

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action supporting the eHealth Network
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Joint Action on Vaccination [EU-JAV]
Vaccination is a valuable investment in health with highly positive return for the sustained development of populations. It is a preventive tool involving much less cost than the cost of targeted dise...
Vaccination is a valuable investment in health with highly positive return for the sustained development of populations. It is a preventive tool involving much less cost than the cost of targeted diseases and their consequences. Vaccination is a truly complex cross sectoral issue, as pertaining to basic immunology discovery, benefit/safety evaluation and epidemiological surveillance, to public health policies and health system planning, to forecasting and financing, to health professionals’ education and health literacy, to cultural identities and social norms. By involving a wide variety of stakeholders, the EU-JAV project aims at building concrete tools to improve vaccination coverage in EU and therefore improve population health. EU-JAV will also capitalise on the numerous existing initiatives and projects, to challenge and strengthen the European cooperation of Member states on vaccination while contributing to sustainably integrate EU-JAV achievements in health policies of European countries. The JA Vaccination proposes to address several important issues, common to many countries such as establishing a sustained cooperation of relevant Member State authorities, defining basic principles for vaccine demand forecasting, developing a concept and prototype for a data warehouse for EU-wide sharing of vaccine supply and demand data among dedicated stakeholders, defining common stages and criteria for priority-setting of vaccine research and development, developing a concept and prototype for a vaccine R&D priority setting framework, defining structural, technical and legal specifications as regards data requirements for electronic vaccine registries/databases/immunisation information systems and providing a framework to cooperate on confidence from research to best practices and implementation. To achieve this ambitious concrete actions, the project gathers 20 partners from 20 different countries as well as international organisations and relevant stakeholders.
Start date: 01/08/2018 - End date: 31/03/2022

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action on vaccination
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care [JADECARE]
The journey of care delivery transformation in Europe is just at the beginning, and the underlying digital health technologies that will support the transformation of health and care need to be purpos...
The journey of care delivery transformation in Europe is just at the beginning, and the underlying digital health technologies that will support the transformation of health and care need to be purposefully designed, developed, and must demonstrate cost-effectiveness potential.
The EU has launched a series of initiatives to support facing these challenges, as the EIP-AHA with actual twinning amongst partners, various Joint Actions and EU funded projects. Based on this previous work, four early adopters´ original Good Practice (oGP) were selected to be transferred to other EU countries (next adopters). concerning integration, chronic conditions, multimorbidities, frail people and patients with complex needs, self-care, prevention and population health, disease management and case management.
JADECARE intends to reinforce the capacity of health authorities to successfully address important aspects of health system transformation, in particular the transition to digitally-enabled, integrated, person-centred care and support the best practice transfer from the systems of the “early adopters” to the ones of the “next adopters”.
JADECARE is focusing on the transfer and adoption of four Good Practices, so-called oGPs: Basque Health strategy in ageing and chronicity: integrated care, Catalan open innovation hub on ICT-supported integrated care services for chronic patients, The OptiMedis Model-Population-based integrated care (Germany) and Digital roadmap towards an integrated health care sector (Denmark).
JADECARE will involve partners from 17 countries all around Europe. providing a complete scenario of the idiosyncrasy and differences that can be found. The local context, maturity of integrated care models, legal frameworks, culture/values and relevant leaders are going to be considered for each of the 23 “next adopters”. The methodology will allow the transference in different contexts: socioeconomic, cultural, legal, models and maturity of health syst
Start date: 01/10/2020 - End date: 30/09/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: Joint Action on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition [Best-ReMaP]
The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action will be on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on practices that have been proven to work in the areas of food re...
The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action will be on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on practices that have been proven to work in the areas of food reformulation, framing of food marketing and public procurement of healthy food in public settings, thus contributing to increased offer of healthier options of processed foods (by reducing salt, sugar and fat from the processed foods) available in EU (super)markets. The JA will implement a European Standardised Monitoring system for the reformulation of processed foods. The JA aims to deliver a harmonised EU approach to reducing unhealthy (digital) food marketing to children and adolescents and to use already developed tools for harmonised monitoring of (digital) marketing. A prototype catalogue of food will be tested in the public procurement procedure to contribute to the higher quality of menus by assuring transparent quality of the procured foods within public institutions. Building on this work, the JA will support implementation, transfer and integration of the results, outcomes and recommendations of the Best-ReMaP JA into national and EU-level policies. Throughout the JA processes, the participatory engagement of EU and national stakeholders in the field will be prioritised.
Start date: 01/10/2020 - End date: 30/09/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: Joint Action on implementation of validated best practices (in Nutrition)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
JA on Implementation of Best Practices in the area of Mental Health [JA-02-2020]
Mental disorders are one of the greatest public health challenges in terms of prevalence, burden of disease and disability and they cause major burden to economies, demanding policy action. More than...
Mental disorders are one of the greatest public health challenges in terms of prevalence, burden of disease and disability and they cause major burden to economies, demanding policy action. More than one in six people across EU countries had a mental health issue in 2016, equivalent to about 84 million people. Moreover, in 2016, 165,000 deaths were attributed to mental and behavioural disorders, including self-harm, in EU.The burden of mental illness in the European WHO region is estimated to account for 14.4% of years lived with disability (YLDs) and 5.8% of disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs), placing thus mental illness as the second biggest contributor to YLDs after musculoskeletal disorders and as fourth in terms of DALYs in the WHO European region. Total costs pertaining to ill mental health have been gauged at more than 4% of GDP- or over 600 billion- across EU in 2015.
Many European countries have in place policies and programmes to address mental illness at different ages. Nevertheless, much more can be done to manage and promote mental health. Delivery of MH care services takes various forms across EU. Some countries still rely on big psychiatric hospitals, while others are delivering the care for MH mostly in community settings.This need for prioritizing mental health becomes more imperative, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Converging evidence substantiate emerging mental health needs and difficulties faced by the mental health care systems to tackle them.
Building upon 15+ years of EU efforts including the Joint Action for Mental Health and Well-being the European Framework for Action and the EU Compass, the Members of the SGPP have selected two best practices (i) the Mental health reform in Belgium and (ii) Suicide prevention form Austria to be implemented during the new Joint Action on mental health, with an aim to extend the benefits of these best practices to participating countries.
Start date: 01/10/2021 - End date: 30/09/2024

Call: Direct Grants for Joint Actions with Member State's Competent Authorities under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3HP
Topic: • Joint Action to Support for Member States’ implementation of best practices in the area of mental health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
JOINT ACTION ON INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF NATIONAL FOCAL POINTS (NFP) [NFP4Health]
National Focal Points form an advisory system to participants that operate locally, and with the capacity of allowing equitable
participation in the EU Health Programme across countries.

To provide h...
National Focal Points form an advisory system to participants that operate locally, and with the capacity of allowing equitable
participation in the EU Health Programme across countries.

To provide high quality services to potential applicants and project participants, NFPs should have a common sound knowledge of the rules and procedures of the EU Health Programme. Besides, they should be aware of other available initiatives at both national/regional and EU level that may complement or fit better the needs of national health communities. This last includes leading stakeholders to the right person or organisation, so they can be duly informed.

NFP4Health will contribute to create an innovative, sustainable and coherent network of NFPs that will increase the capacity of the Member States to design and create sustainable implementation actions that will boost the achievement of health objectives for the period
2021-2027. The network will create the best framework to contribute to the growth of innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems.
The main goal of increasing capacities of National Focal Points (NFPs) Joint Action is to create and maintain an innovative ecosystem to facilitate and support that European countries can achieve health objectives priorities established for the period 2021-2027. By developing and strengthening the NFPs capacities of European Countries, the Joint Action aims to provide quality access to the new EU4HEALTH Programme and to assure the complementarity with other regional, national and EU policies, funds and programmes. This action will allow maximizing efforts to leverage all available health funding, to guarantee the accessibility and sustainability of healthcare systems.

To really achieve the change it is necessary to help Member States to build their capacity to design sustainable implementation actions,
irrespective of the source of funding being EU4Health or other EU funding instruments.
Start date: 01/10/2021 - End date: 30/09/2024

Call: Direct Grants for Joint Actions with Member State's Competent Authorities under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3HP
Topic: • Joint Action on Increasing the capacity of national focal points (NFPs) to provide guidance, information and assistance to national applicants on the implementation of the ESF+ ...
Topic: • Joint Action on Increasing the capacity of national focal points (NFPs) to provide guidance, information and assistance to national applicants on the implementation of the ESF+ health strand