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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Correlation-European Harm Reduction Network [C-EHRN]
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable an...
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable and marginalised people and to enhance policies and practices that increase social inclusion. The strategic objectives, activities and operational targets of C-EHRN are organised in four different pillars: Network, Monitoring and data collection, Capacity building and Advocacy. The network pillar strives to improve and strengthen the overall structure of C-EHRN and creates the prerequisites for the implementation of actions in the other three content-based pillars. These focus on drug use and harm reduction (HR) in general and more specifically on HCV in substance users, new drug trends and drug using patterns and overdose prevention. Activities within the various pillars inform and contribute to each other. C-EHRN activities in 2020 build upon the developments and achievements of the previous years and respond to current challenges. In short, this includes: Network: Further expansion and strengthening of the network, by utilizing the expertise of itsmembers and by involving them actively in the development and the implementation of C-EHRN activities. Monitoring: Enhance the content and the implementation of the C-EHRN monitoring tool, by evaluating the monitoring process and results of 2019 and by improving coverage, outcomes and applicability of the tool. C-EHRN Focal Points (FPs) and our members of the Scientific Expert Group (SEG) will play a major in this evaluation process. Capacity Building: Ongoing collection of resources and tools for the online knowledge and training hub and development of thematic papers, materials and development and organisation of trainings. Advocacy: Identify and analyse relevant policy developments and formulate an updated advocacy strategy for 2020 and 2021. C-EHRN activities and policy recommendations.
Start date: 01/01/2020 - End date: 31/12/2020

Call: Financial Contribution to the Functioning of Non-Governmental Bodies - Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA)
Topic: Advocacy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe - phase 2 [OBTAINS-E2_2021]
This is the final year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Pro...
This is the final year of a proposed 4-year Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA). It builds on the actions under a previous Framework Partnership Agreement, OBTAINS-E, supported by the 3rd Health Programme. OBTAINS-E is the acronym for OBesity Training And Information Services in Europe.

The OBTAINS-E2 programme contributes to the EU 3rd Health Programme and its priorities for preventing disease and supporting healthy lifestyles, reducing health inequalities, promoting cross-border medical expertise (including rare causes of obesity), and supporting evidence-based and cost-effective prevention and health promotion activities. OBTAINS-E2 will support access to best-practice weight management services for all citizens, along with high quality information available to all, with a special focus on inequalities and the development of policies to tackle obesity across the region.

In 2021, OBTAINS-E2 will focus on:
a) training of health care professionals through expansion of an online e-learning platform of obesity training
b) Improving data availability for Europe and information on European interventions to address obesity and
c) supporting policy development through an evidence repository, briefing papers and webinar series.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Advocacy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention: SFP Coalition workplan in 2021 [SFP SGA 2021]

In the fourth and last year of the multi-annual work programme under our FPA 2018-2021, the Smoke Free Partnership coalition work plan for 2021 will continue the work towards the achievement of the o...

In the fourth and last year of the multi-annual work programme under our FPA 2018-2021, the Smoke Free Partnership coalition work plan for 2021 will continue the work towards the achievement of the overarching goal of preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special focus on young people and health in all policies:
- The campaign for increasing minimum excise duties on tobacco products as part of the revision of the EU Tobacco Tax Directive.
- The campaign to promote tobacco control research.
- The campaign to recognise the role of tobacco control funding within international development assistance programmes at EU and member state level as part of chronic disease prevention and sustainable health systems.
- The campaign to reduce and eliminate the tobacco industry interference in the fight against the illicit trade of tobacco products at EU and global level.
- The campaign to strengthen tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) restrictions and enforcement at national and European level.
- The campaign to communicate the role, value and impact of FCTC implementation to policy makers in EU and national institutions, particularly in the context of the lessons drawn from the coronavirus crisis for European health systems.
- The ongoing activities to monitor, expose and rebut tobacco industry interference across all policy work.
- Co-ordinating European civil society advocacy ahead of, during, and after the 9th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC (COP9) and the 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Illicit Trade Protocol (MOP2) .
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Advocacy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Stronger Together [AAE]
Against the epidemiogical background and evidence that was described in the FPA2018 – 2021, in 2020, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) will continue the work under the three objectives
1. AAE contributes eff...
Against the epidemiogical background and evidence that was described in the FPA2018 – 2021, in 2020, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) will continue the work under the three objectives
1. AAE contributes effectively to the HIV, TB and hepatitis response in Europe
2. AAE provides platforms to communicate and facilitate collaboration, networking, and linking and learning
3. Continuous improvement of network collaboration through governance and internal management.

Herewith we will continue focusing on the following six core thematic areas identified by our members and partners:
- Community based voluntary counselling and testing
- Affordability of medicines
- Tackling legal barriers in the response to HIV, TB and hepatitis
- Criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Tackling stigma and discrimination

The application for the SGA 2021 is written in times when due to the SARS CoV-2 - Coronavirus the planning of activities for the next year is extremely difficult. AAE will implement the activities planned in the FPA for 2021 as much as possible, taking into consideration risk-mitigation scenarios in case that restrictions entail the adaptation of activities, for instance by conducting meetings online rather than face-to-face or other format changes. There are indications that, even if the Corona-Virus situation is improving, it will have a profound impact on collaboration, communication and content of international work in the field of HIV, viral hepatitis and TB. This application reflects also cross-sectional acivities when the expertise from the HIV, TB and viral hepatitis field for instance in tackling discrimination and stigma, criminalisation or affordability can be transferred to the Coronavirus situation.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Advocacy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Correlation-European Harm Reduction Network [C-EHRN]
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the
quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable an...
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the
quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable and marginalised people and to enhance
policies and practices that increase social inclusion. The strategic objectives, activities and operational targets of C-EHRN
are organised in four different pillars: Network, Monitoring and data collection, Capacity building and Advocacy. The network
pillar strives to improve and strengthen the overall structure of C-EHRN and creates the prerequisites for the implementation
of actions in the other three content-based pillars. These focus on drug use and harm reduction (HR) in general and more
specifically on HCV in substance users, new drug trends and drug using patterns and overdose prevention. Activities within
the various pillars inform and contribute to each other. C-EHRN activities in 2021 build upon the developments and
achievements of the previous years and respond to current challenges. In short, this includes: Network: Further expansion
and strengthening of the network, by utilizing the expertise of its members and by involving them actively in the development
and the implementation of C-EHRN activities. Monitoring: Enhance the content and the implementation of the C-EHRN
monitoring tool, by building onthe learninh of 2019 and 2020 and by improving coverage, outcomes and
applicability of the tool. C-EHRN Focal Points and the Scientific Expert Group (SEG) will play a
major role in this process. Capacity Building: Ongoing collection of resources and tools for the online knowledge and
training hub and development of thematic papers, materials and development and organisation of two thematic expert meetings. Advocacy: Identify and analyse relevant policy developments and formulate an updated advocacy strategy for 2021. C-EHRN
activities and policy recommendations.

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

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: Advocacy