Collection of Best Practices / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
ED_FY2013 [ED_FY2013]
MISSION:EUROPA DONNA -The EU Breast Cancer Coalition (ED) is an independent, non-profit pan-EU coalition of affiliated grassroots groups whose mission is to ensure that all women have access to accura...
MISSION:EUROPA DONNA -The EU Breast Cancer Coalition (ED) is an independent, non-profit pan-EU coalition of affiliated grassroots groups whose mission is to ensure that all women have access to accurate information and the highest quality breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment. We are widely recognised to be Europe`s breast cancer (BC) advocacy organisation, with 18 years experience advocating for evidence-based best practice breast services.
VISION: ED provides critically important advocacy, education and information with the aim of:
- greatly INCREASING EARLY DETECTION and thereby drastically DECREASING MORTALITY resulting from BC
- bringing QUALITY OF TREATMENT to the highest level for ALL women suffering from BC and thereby DECREASING MORTALITY resulting from the disease
- increasing PREVENTION, by promoting and educating all EU women about healthy lifestyle practices
ED`s general objectives are its Ten Goals, which are based on the aims enshrined in its Constitution. We seek: to promote the dissemination and exchange of factual, up-to-date information on BC throughout Europe; to promote breast awareness; to emphasise the need for appropriate screening and early detection; to campaign for the provision of optimum treatment; to ensure provision of quality supportive care throughout and after treatment; to advocate appropriate training for health professionals; to acknowledge good practice and promote its development; to demand regular quality assessment of medical equipment; to ensure that all women understand fully any proposed treatment options, including entry into clinical trials and their right to a second opinion; to promote the advancement of BC research.
VALUES: ED provides women in member countries with scientifically proven information, evidence-based education and tools, a strong sense of cross-border solidarity and the collective power necessary to bring about positive change on the large-scale while reducing inequalities between countries.
The above are communicated to stakeholders on ED websites, publications and at events.
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2012)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EFA_FY2014_FY2013 [EFA_FY2014]
Mission
EFA is aiming to be a powerful European network of allergy, asthma and COPD patients’ organisations that:
1. Advocates at the EU level for the needs of patients of these disease areas,
2. V...
Mission
EFA is aiming to be a powerful European network of allergy, asthma and COPD patients’ organisations that:
1. Advocates at the EU level for the needs of patients of these disease areas,
2. Values all members equally,
3. Implements best practices
4. Creates patient-driven projects
5. Cooperates with healthcare professionals, scientists and other stakeholders and NGOs in order to achieve its goals, implement values and have holistic approaches to solving health & care problems which directly affect patients with allergy, asthma and COPD.
Vision
EFA is dedicated to making Europe a place where people with allergies, asthma and COPD
- have the right to the best quality of care and safe environment,
- live uncompromised lives and
- are actively involved in all decisions influencing their health.
The organisation’s activities either integrate all elements of EFA’s vision or specifically focus upon one element individually so as to strengthen the overall position of allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe as EFA seeks long-term and meaningful solutions to the everyday issues of the patients it represents.
The core values of the EFA organisation are (1) patient perspective; (2) involvement; (3) sharing knowledge and experience; (4) partnership and cooperation; and (5) visibility and presence. The values are guiding principles for the organisation in all it`s activities. All of EFA’s activities and planning purposefully integrate these central values to demonstrate consistency in EFA’s work plans. As values shared by all its members, they foster trust between the national organisations and EFA, which designates the work performed in Brussels as overlapping with their own interests. These values also demonstrate EFA’s legitimacy to other organisations and actors working at the European level, which signals EFA’s mission and vision are exclusively driven by its membership and the patients whom they represent.
The mission and vision are visibly communicated at EFA website, and EFA publications.

Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Prevent_FY2014 [Prevent_FY2014]
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing...
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing and promoting good workplace health practice, which in turn contributes to a high level of health protection and sustainable economic and social development in Europe.
This vision is part of a broader vision at European policy level: The EU Lisbon Agenda identifies the goal for this decade to develop the EU region `to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion`. In this context workplace health promotion is part of the concept of quality in work with impacts on productivity, employment and social cohesion.

Healthy work impacts on the quality of working life and non-working life, and contributes to the level of health protection of communities and populations. It also impacts on microeconomic performance (productivity and innovation) and macroeconomic performance (efficiency of the health care, welfare and education sector, competitiveness of businesses at company, national and European level). Healthy work finally also contributes to social cohesion.

Healthy work is organised through processes both inside and outside enterprises that are based on the general management cycle, and specifically include infrastructure building and marketing.

With its vision and mission, ENWHP contributes especially to the reduction of health inequalities, to the development of a European health information system and to improving important health determinants with impacts on all relevant settings in working and non-working life.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Eurocare_FY2014 [Eurocare_FY2014]
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with around 55 member organisations across 24 European countries advocating the preve...
The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with around 55 member organisations across 24 European countries advocating the prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm. Member organisations are involved in advocacy and research, as well as in the provision of information and training on alcohol issues and the service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol problems.
The mission of Eurocare is to promote policies to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm. The message, in regard to alcohol consumption is "less is better".
Eurocare’s vision is a Europe where alcohol related harm is no longer one of the leading risk factors for ill-health and pre-mature death. A Europe where innocents no longer suffer from the drinking of others and where the European Union (EU) and its Member States(MS)recognise harm done by alcohol and apply effective and comprehensive policies to tackle it. Eurocare strives to be recognised as the leading NGO in alcohol related dialogue and policy development.
Eurocare core values:
Public health is a crucial fundamental right as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Public health is more than basic medical care and should be the core business of every government who have the responsibility to improve the wellbeing of its citizens (as mentioned in art 168 TFEU).
Good health is a fundamental resource for social and economic development, meaning that people live longer and enjoy more healthy years of life.
Equality in health is vital for the cohesion of society. Eurocare recognises the remarkable improvements in public health in recent decades, but notes that there are still large differences between population groups, regions and countries.
The participation of civil society has been increasingly significant in shaping and delivering health outcomes at all levels.
Eurocare believes that the public good must take precedence over commercial interests.
Recommended alcohol policies must be based on best available evidence, monitored and evaluated.
Subsidiarity and diversity must be respected as the national situations in Europe are very different.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
SANL_FY2014 [SANL_FY2014]
Stichting Aids Fonds - STOP AIDS NOW! - Soa Aids Nederland (SANL) is host organisation of the network AIDS Action Europe (AAE). SANL is a national organisation that aims to prevent sexually transmitte...
Stichting Aids Fonds - STOP AIDS NOW! - Soa Aids Nederland (SANL) is host organisation of the network AIDS Action Europe (AAE). SANL is a national organisation that aims to prevent sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and improve the quality of STI control in the Netherlands. The operating grant is requested for the core work programme of AAE.
AAE’s mission is to bring together civil society to work towards a more effective response to the HIV epidemic in Europe and Central Asia. We strive for the best standards of human rights protection and universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support. We aim to reduce health inequalities focusing on most at risk populations and the epidemic in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
We envision a world where people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS enjoy life free from stigma, discrimination and persecution, and have access to prevention, treatment, care and support equally across Europe and Central Asia.
AAE`s policy, advocacy and linking and learning work is shaped by a set of core values: be accountable and hold others accountable; be transparent; be inclusive; put in practice the GIPA principle (greater involvement of people living with HIV); work from a human rights based approach; facilitate a networking and partnership culture; be cost-effective; and make a difference.
Our mission is communicated through our website, social media, in our promotion leaflet, work plans and annual reports, among others.
The AAE Steering Committee recently started a strategic discussion which resulted in an adapted and more focused mission and strategic objectives. Throughout 2013 the SC will work on an adapted strategic plan for the coming period.

Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Collection of Best Practices