Health Promotion / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
PEER-education-project for young drivers to prevent alcohol and drugs in connection with road use - Drive Clean! - [ Peer Drive Clean]
The aim of PEER-Drive Clean! is to sensitize youths and young adults between 18 and 24 years old to the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to achieve a modification of the eventual high risk drug use...
The aim of PEER-Drive Clean! is to sensitize youths and young adults between 18 and 24 years old to the dangers of alcohol and drug use and to achieve a modification of the eventual high risk drug use of the target group at an early stage. Peer-Drive Clean! will make clear to the youths and young adults the incompatibility of alcohol/drug use and the road use with the help of creative messages. PEER-Drive Clean! takes advantage of the young person’s high motivation for driving. The target group should be convinced through face-to-face actions of PEER educators to abandon the consume of intoxicating substances while driving a motorized vehicle. These personal communication actions will be designed in such a way that the target group will be personally reached through an orientation towards personal experiences. The message will be: Zero tolerance on alcohol - "Drive Clean!" The Programme PEER-Drive Clean! will include the setting up of an European discussion forum about the existing prevention offers for young people with the priority "alcohol, drugs and road use", using the peer education approach as well. In this forum, information will come together about how serious the problem of "alcohol and drugs in connection with road use" in the model regions is and which preventive approaches are currently being used. The project partners will exchange existing prevention approaches and their experience about which methods and procedures have proved to be successful in the drug use prevention and traffic education. The positive experiences that have been collected through the "PEER-Projekt an Fahrschulen" (PEER project in driving schools) in Germany will be useful for the model regions. In these regions, multidisciplinary networking between agents of health promotion, drug use prevention, traffic, protection of young people and police will be encouraged. Through PEER-Education- Actions the youths and the young adults (driver learners and beginners) will be educated about risk situations, backgrounds of accident causes and the problem of alcohol/drugs in connection with road use. The target group will be encouraged to analyze the own way of dealing with the problem of drugs and eventually to modify it. The setting up of PEER-Education-projects will be documented and evaluated. It is expected that the PEER-Drive Clean! actions will offer new insight about effective messages for the drug prevention strategies for young persons. The programme will identify Best-Practice-approaches for the prevention work with young persons with different lifestyles.
Start date: 01/01/2006 - End date: 01/01/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2005)
Topic: Health Promotion
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European network for promoting the health of residents in psychiatric and social care institutions [HELPS]
The overarching aim of HELPS is to improve the physical health status of residents with mental disorders, mental disability or dependency living in social and healthcare institutions. HELPS will devel...
The overarching aim of HELPS is to improve the physical health status of residents with mental disorders, mental disability or dependency living in social and healthcare institutions. HELPS will develop and implement a physical health intervention tool to be used in such institutions as a major step towards protecting human rights and the dignity of residents living in social and healthcare institutions.
Start date: 01/01/2008 - End date: 01/07/2011

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Health Promotion
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Anti Stigma Programme: European Network [ASPEN]
The Anti Stigma Programme: European Network (ASPEN) will contribute to reducing stigma and discrimination against people with depression in the 27 EU member states.
Start date: 01/01/2009 - End date: 01/01/2012

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2007)
Topic: Health Promotion
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Patients' Forum [EPF_FY2012]
-Vision:
Patient-centred, high quality, equitable healthcare for all patients throughout the EU.
-Mission:
To be the collective patients` voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity...
-Vision:
Patient-centred, high quality, equitable healthcare for all patients throughout the EU.
-Mission:
To be the collective patients` voice at EU level, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of the EU patients` movement,and provide a strong and united patients` voice to put patients at the centre of EU health policy and programmes.
-Core values/guiding principles as agreed in the Strategic Plan:
- We are patient-centred and right-based
- We combat discrimination on the grounds of illness and address health inequalities from the perspective of patients
- We advocate a holistic approach to healthcare issues that includes the social, economic,cultural, environmental and mental health agenda for patients, carers and families
- We foster the empowerment of patients, carers and their families by breaking down attitudinal barriers and prejudice regarding patients` place in society as equal citizens
- We consult and build consensus within our membership to address the EU policy issues that have an impact on the patient community
- We are an independent organisation, transparent in all our operations-financial, policy,communications
- We are an open and inclusive organisation and strive to ensure that our work also reflects the opinion of potentially marginalised and under-represented patients,carers and families
- We have a strong commitment to gender equality
Additional values informing our work are:
- We foster the meaningful involvement of patients through empowerment by breaking down attitudinal barriers regarding the place of patients in healthcare and society as equal citizens
- We encourage effective,inclusive and sustainable patient organisations throughout the EU
- We are committed to giving a voice to underrepresented patients, including young patients and reaching out to all ethnic and cultural patient groups
- With regard to ethical issues,EPF respects recognised European and International instruments protecting human rights.
Our vision and core values inform EPF`s policy and programme work, external communications and collaboration.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Health Promotion
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Network for Smoking Prevention [ENSP_FY2012]
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law (ID 16377/97), which aims to reduce tobacco consumption and develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in...
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law (ID 16377/97), which aims to reduce tobacco consumption and develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in smoking prevention and tobacco control throughout Europe, by sharing information and experience, through coordinated activities and projects, by creating synergies among public health advocates thus increasing their capacity to direct their actions more effectively. ENSP acts as the lynchpin for members creating a central, cohesive force for the European tobacco control movement.

Our vision is a future where our fellow Europeans will not suffer ill health and early death caused by tobacco. We want children to be able to grow up without being targeted with messages that seek to lure them into a lifetime of addiction. We want all Europeans to be able to breathe clean air unpolluted by tobacco smoke. We aim to make our continent completely smoke-free by 2040.

As we communicate more freely and cross country borders more frequently, we are aware that our countries do not stand alone: tobacco control is at different stages in all European countries, so ENSP undertakes to use the most effective evidence in policy and practice to work together towards a common goal. Members can use past experience in other countries and adapt such experience to their needs by joining the ENSP network. ENSP members collaborate to agree on a common policy and speak in one voice, thus strengthening the European tobacco control effort and reinforcing European public health messages.

To eliminate the use of tobacco products, ENSP believes that all European countries need to implement comprehensive tobacco control strategies, including high taxes, comprehensive bans on direct and indirect advertising of tobacco, smoking bans in public and workplaces (including the hospitality sector), introduce strong text and pictorial warnings on tobacco packages and move towards standardised packaging.

Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Health Promotion