Prevention / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Organization of two presidency conferences under the auspices of the Slovakian Presidency to Council of EU [SK PRES]
The aim of this proposal is to submit proposal for two presidency conferences organized under the auspices of the Slovakian Presidency to the Council of the European Union. The Presidency conferences ...
The aim of this proposal is to submit proposal for two presidency conferences organized under the auspices of the Slovakian Presidency to the Council of the European Union. The Presidency conferences are to be partly financed under the work programme 2016. There are two conferences to be followed in this proposal: (1) a conference on ‘Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and healthy lifestyles’ and (2) a conference on ‘Alzheimer’s disease - the epidemic of the third millennium. Are we ready to face it’?

(1) ‘Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases and healthy lifestyles’
The conference will focus on the impact of the reduction and elimination of risk factors causing non-communicable disease and support the EU aims in the area of chronic diseases mitigation.
The objective is to point to the issue of non-communicable chronic diseases and healthy lifestyle and to nourish the discussion to foster the topic on the European level.

(2) ‘Alzheimer’s disease - the epidemic of the third millennium. Are we ready to face it?
The aim is to promote research, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Our aim also is to strengthen the coordination within Member states of relevant policies in the field of dementia and discuss development of the future steps in the area of dementia.

Start date: 04/08/2016 - End date: 03/08/2017

Call: Slovakian EU Presidency Conference
Topic: Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
SFP Coalition's multiannual work plan 2018-2021 [SFP FPA 2018-2021]
The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) is the only Coalition of national, pan-European and international NGOs working exclusively on EU policy analysis and advocacy linked to the implementation of the WHO F...
The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) is the only Coalition of national, pan-European and international NGOs working exclusively on EU policy analysis and advocacy linked to the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Since its creation in 2005, SFP has led many successful campaigns to advance important EU smoking prevention policy areas, most notably European smoke-free policies and the Tobacco Products Directive, but also the EU Tobacco Tax Directive and policies against illicit tobacco trade. SFP has been recognised for its tobacco control work by the World Health Organisation with the World No Tobacco Day Award in 2011. SFP was also a recipient of the American Cancer Society’s 2015 Luther L. Terry Award for outstanding global achievement and exemplary leadership in Tobacco Control.
This application demonstrates how our strategic objectives directly respond to the first three specific priority areas of the 2017 Call for Proposals for Operating Grants. In particular, SFP and its Coalition Partners will assist the EU institutions and national governments with information and evidence-based intelligence and advice for the development of smoking prevention policies and the promotion of healthy lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases at EU and national level with a special focus on young people, reducing health inequalities, and promoting health in all policies. SFP will contributing to civil dialogue processes to increase public authorities’ commitment in this area by spearheading successful campaigns and building advocacy capacity among civil society organisations. This application also describes how we will contribute to the objectives of the European Solidarity Corps.
Based on our previous track record of producing results, this application also demonstrates how SFP and its Coalition partners will continue to contribute to the overarching and specific objectives of the Third Health Programme (2014-2020).
Start date: 09/03/2018 - End date: 08/03/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2 [OBTAINS-E2]
OBTAINS-E2 (OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2) consists of three actions specifically serving our European members and the wider European population. The first action devel...
OBTAINS-E2 (OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2) consists of three actions specifically serving our European members and the wider European population. The first action develops and exploits our on-line distance learning opportunity for health professionals to gain a Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE). Course modules are accredited with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for professional development.

The second action develops our data resources to provide freely available graphs and tables to download, along with interactive maps providing recent estimates of obesity prevalence; policy maps showing national policy development in map format; and intervention maps showing community-level interventions, and available information on their target groups, costs, duration and impact.

The third action develops support for policy making by (i) running Policy Laboratories which are meetings of key researchers, leading non-governmental and professional organisations, and policy officials in relevant departments; (ii) publishing Policy Briefings as a freely available resource; and (iii) building a Policy Repository including the research which underlies the policies, examples of their different implementation, case studies and advocacy materials, and where available the evidence of their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Start date: 15/05/2018 - End date: 14/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Schools for Health in Europe network (2015-2017) [SHE network]
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on s...
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on schools. The network supports its members to further develop and sustain school health promotion by providing a European platform for school health promotion.For 2015-2017 4 specific objectives are formulated. By the end of 2017:• the functioning of national and regional health promoting school networks and the implementation of health promoting schools has been supported by sharing good practices, expertise and skills;• the professional development of SHE network members and other stakeholders has been supported by the delivery of the SHE support programme;• the visibility and access to evidence based information on school health promotion has increased by the delivery of publications and presentations;• the dissemination of school health promotion research findings and innovative research consortia has been promoted.Methods to achieve these objectives are: organising annual meetings and capacity building workshops. Maintaining SHE website, helpdesk, share information through newsletters and social media and by encouraging regional and cross-border cooperation. Developing online school twinning tool and the SHE online school manual. Developing an e-learning tool, organising a summer school, support publications and consultancy visits. Making SHE leaflets, factsheets, an online glossary and by representing the network at international conferences.The health of children and young people are and will be a key priority for the European Commission. The activities in the network relate directly to the first overall objective of the third programme of community action in the field of health (2014-2020) and thematic priorities 1.1 till 1.4 are high priority issues in school programmes and settings. The SHE network encourages a whole school approach to these priorities.
Start date: 16/12/2014 - End date: 15/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe [OBTAINS-E]
The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity based in England with professional member organisations in 21 EU and 5 other European countries. Although our work addresses issues beyond the Euro...
The World Obesity Federation is a registered charity based in England with professional member organisations in 21 EU and 5 other European countries. Although our work addresses issues beyond the European Region, in this FPA and SGA, we seek support only for our European-focused activities which are directly relevant to the Community’s 3rd Health Programme.

In this respect our general objectives are (i) to ensure overweight people in Europe receive the best available support for weight management and prevention of comorbid disease, (ii) to reduce obesity prevalence in European populations through prevention strategies, and (iii) to take due account of socio-demographic inequalities in the use of health services and in response to prevention initiatives.

To fulfil these objectives, we offer web-based training for professional obesity treatment and weight management, which will be provided by recognised experts and available to practitioners across the Community’s health services. We also provide data and policy dissemination activities for the development of obesity prevention strategies in the European region.

Our work programme 2015-2017 includes expanding our web-based training programme for health professionals and translating modules into European languages, developing a data portal for adult and child prevalence statistics in the region, and updating and extending our mapping service of European policy and community intervention activities.

These activities are relevant to the 3rd Health Programme’s specific objective 1 for cost-effective disease prevention (especially to identify, disseminate and promote evidence-based and good practices for cost-effective disease prevention and health promotion), and specific objective 3 for building health systems (especially to address shortage of resources, develop cross-border expertise and facilitate innovation in public health interventions and prevention strategies).

Start date: 19/12/2014 - End date: 18/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Prevention