MINISTRY OF CIVIL AFFAIRS [ MoCA ]

Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 3 71000 SARAJEVO - Bosnia and Herzegovina

Involved in the following projects during the 3rd programme

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action to Strengthen Health preparedness and response to Biological and Chemical terror attacks. [JA TERROR]
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be...
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be better prepared to handle these types of terror attacks EU have set up a call, as part of the Third Health Programme 2014-2020, to develop a proposal for Joint Action to Strengthen Health Preparedness and Response to Biological and Chemical Terror Attacks. This acronym for the Joint Action is JA BICTRA.

The JA BICTRA is under development, and the main objectives are to (1) to address gaps in health preparedness and (2) the urgent need to strengthen cross-sectoral work with the security, civil protection and health sectors.
The coordinator, has in the development of the proposal, focused on attracting relevant technical expertise from health, law enforcement and civil defense sectors to support delivery on the main objectives.
The work of the Joint Action will be done in eight work packages. Four of which are core work packages: coordination, dissemination, evaluation and integration & sustainability. And four technical work packages that will be addressing the following areas: preparedness and response planning, cross sectorial collaboration, risk and crisis communication and novel threats.
The proposal is supported by 18 applicants, and at the time of submission it includes 34 affiliated entities. If successful, the project will have a running time of 36 months.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: Joint Action to strengthen health preparedness and response to biological and chemical terror attacks
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Information for Action [InfAct]
InfAct (Information for Action) is a JA on health information (HI). HI is essential to build up country specific and cross-country knowledge. HI is the basis to inform national health policies, to ste...
InfAct (Information for Action) is a JA on health information (HI). HI is essential to build up country specific and cross-country knowledge. HI is the basis to inform national health policies, to steer population health investment decisions, to assess the effectiveness of different approaches to enhance population health through promotion, prevention, treatments and care. Timely, up-to-date HI is also vital in framing EU wide programs and policies.

The major outcome expected of the JA is a sustainable solid infrastructure on EU HI through improving the availability of comparable, robust and policy-relevant health status data and health system performance information. Through country collaboration, the JA streamlines HI activities, reduces the data collection burden and works for a sustainable and robust data collection in Europe that facilitates and supports country knowledge, health research and policy making.

The JA gives attention to:

• develop the business case and roadmap for implementation of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy
o governance structures,
o national HI consortia and domain specific HI research networks
• assess HI systems (HIS) in MS and regions
• develop a roadmap for training in HI with the objective to tackle HI inequality through Europe
• standardize HI instruments, tools and methods
• strengthen the HI efficiency for public health policy through new ways of using health and non-health data sources
• enhance the introduction of the interoperability of health data sources
• enhance the translation of HI into public policy

The JA watches for the sustainability of all actions taken by the JA. Coordination, dialogue and interaction with the Commission Expert Groups on HI and on HSPA, Eurostat, DG Research and other relevant DGs, international organization (WHO, OECD) reinforce further the sustainability of the JAs’ work and outcomes.

Start date: 01/03/2018 - End date: 31/05/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action on Health Information towards a sustainable EU health information system that supports country knowledge, health research and policy-making.
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)
Preparedness and action at points of entry [Healthy GateWays]
The action aims at supporting cooperation and coordination of Member States (MS) to improve their capacities at points of entry (PoE) including ports, airports and ground crossings, in preventing and ...
The action aims at supporting cooperation and coordination of Member States (MS) to improve their capacities at points of entry (PoE) including ports, airports and ground crossings, in preventing and combating cross-border health threats from the transport sector. In future public health emergencies of international concern, the action will move from interepidemic mode to emergency mode supporting coherent response as per Decision No 1082/2013/EU, International Health Regulations and temporary recommendations. The action objectives will be achieved through: a) facilitating exchange of identified best practices for management of public health events, vector surveillance and control, contingency planning, validated preparedness and response plans and options for improved detection and surveillance of public health events at PoE; b) supporting MS in validating contingency plans by using assessment tools and conduct of tabletop/simulation exercises; c) providing distance and face-to-face training at local, national, European levels about contingency planning and management of events due to infections, vectors, chemical, environmental or other agents at PoE; d) supporting rapid information exchange through electronic tools by the established network for PoE; e) supporting execution of inspections on ships and airplanes; f) producing guidelines to be used by MS for dealing with chemical threats, inter-country communication and information flow in outbreak investigations and management of events on ships, for vector surveillance and control activities at PoE, for inspecting aircrafts and ships including their cargoes for vectors and auditing guidelines for hygiene inspections on ships; g) supporting intersectorial cooperation by promoting implementation of MoU among different sectors at PoE and organizing exchange of visits and exercises among PoE of neighbouring countries. The action falls under the thematic priority 2.2 of Annex I of the 2017 Annual Work Programme.
Start date: 01/05/2018 - End date: 30/04/2022

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action on preparedness and action at points of entry (air, maritime and ground crossing
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action Health Equity Europe [JAHEE]
The effects of health inequalities within and between EU MS are widely recognized,and reducing health inequalities is on the agenda of many MS. Moreover new challenges like the huge migration flows an...
The effects of health inequalities within and between EU MS are widely recognized,and reducing health inequalities is on the agenda of many MS. Moreover new challenges like the huge migration flows and the economic crisis and austerity policies that affect EU citizen’s everyday life are worsening the scenario. Despite an increasing concern and awareness on health inequalities, a wide gap exists in Europe in terms of political response.
The Joint Action Health Equity Europe will represent an important opportunity for MS to work jointly to address health inequalities and underlying social determinants of health.
The general objective of the project is to improve health and well-being of the EU citizens and achieve greater equity in health outcomes across all groups in society by a focus on socio-economic determinants of health and lifestyle related health inequalities. A particular priority will be given to migrants, since poor health and lack of access to health services can be an obstacle to integration.
This Joint Action aims to: deliver a policy framework with a menu of actions and recommendations for national, regional and local uptake and implementation; develop better policies improve monitoring, governance, implementation and evaluation; implement good practices and facilitate exchange and learning; identify factors of success, barriers and challenges and how to overcome them.
The Joint Action will contribute meeting two objectives of the Third health Program by introducing the equity lens in “Objective1: Promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the ‘health in all policies” and in “Objective4: Facilitating access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens”.
This Joint Action will follow a three-step approach that will facilitate: identification of policy options to tackle health inequalities; implementation of feasible and effective actions in all MS involved; elaboration and dissemination of further recommendations and guidelines.
Start date: 01/06/2018 - End date: 30/11/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Joint Action on health inequalities
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)
WholEUGrain – A European Action on Whole Grain Partnerships [WholEUGrain]
WholEUGrain – A European Action on Whole Grain Partnerships

Four countries will be partners in a 3-year project for facilitating the transfer of the Danish best practice model for a Whole Grain Par...
WholEUGrain – A European Action on Whole Grain Partnerships

Four countries will be partners in a 3-year project for facilitating the transfer of the Danish best practice model for a Whole Grain Partnership. Other countries get the opportunity to follow the project and to participate in some activities. The overall objectives are to promote good health through healthy diets, prevent diseases, reduce inequalities and establish supportive environments for healthy lifestyles by developing country-based whole grain public/private partnerships.

The primary target groups are public and private stakeholders to be included in the WGP at national levels. Consumers are end-users of activities developed by the partnerships when established.

The proposal focus on the transfer of best practice acknowledging the need for collaboration between countries and added value of interdisciplinary and policy-practice-research collaboration. The proposal further focus on a multicomponent strategy covering structural changes in form of an increase in the availability of healthy whole grain products to the consumers as well as increased knowledge of the health effects of whole grain. A multi stakeholder approach together with such strategy will provide a broad coverage for the whole population, including less resourceful groups leading to reduction in health inequalities. This means that the proposal has the potential to meeting the objects and priorities in the work programme.

The task of transferring the DWGP consist of three phases: Feasibility check, Education and Adaptation leading to the formation of the national WGP’s.

Besides leading to establishment of WGP’s in the countries directly involved the project will provide important knowledge in form of a public updated Evidence Base of the Health Effects of Whole Grain, including sustainability aspects, as well as an EU Guideline for Whole Grain Promotion.
Start date: 01/11/2019 - End date: 31/10/2022
Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2018 - Implementation of best practices to promote health and prevent non-communicable diseases and to reduce health inequalities
Topic: Transferring the Wholegrain promotion intiative to other countries