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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: Health
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: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ERN Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases (VASCERN) [VASCERN]
This proposal answer the ERN call 2016 and FPA, for the ERN on Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases.
The ERN is coordinated by the ERN Network Coordinator, Pr. Guillaume JONDEAU - AP-HP, Hôpital B...
This proposal answer the ERN call 2016 and FPA, for the ERN on Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases.
The ERN is coordinated by the ERN Network Coordinator, Pr. Guillaume JONDEAU - AP-HP, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, CRMR Marfan Diseases and related disorders (Centre de Référence Maladies Rares Syndrome de Marfan et apparentés).
Our ERN project aims to facilitate and improve diagnosis, treatment and care for ALL patients suffering from Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases, thus enhancing access to care, and improving quantity and quality of life of these patients.
Networking, sharing and spreading our expertise, promoting best practices, guidelines and clinical outcomes, patient-empowerment, improving knowledge through clinical and basic research are among our objectives.
The European Reference Network project on Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases gathers European highly specialized multidisciplinary Healthcare Providers (HCPs) in this thematic area of expertise. The Network includes specific Rare Diseases Working Groups: Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases, HHT, Medium Sized Arteries (vascular Ehlers Danlos), Pediatric and Primary Lymphedemas, Vascular Anomalies (VASCA). The specific Patients-WG enables Patient representatives to work on common issues and to be involved in all activities. In addition, several Thematic Working Groups are established to better tackle transversal issues on: eHealth, Training & Education, Patient Registry, Ethics, and Communication.
HCPs have developed extensive European collaborations through their specific Rare Diseases’ networks. They join this ERN Project proposal to foster and reinforce European cooperation in Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases, following a common and multidisciplinary approach to patient care, in order to overcome the challenges of rarity. They are committed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and care for patients by using all opportunities and activities, which can be offered by the ERN Project.
Start date: 06/03/2017 - End date: 05/03/2022

Call: European Reference Networks
Topic: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Health Action International (HAI) Europe Multi-annual Programme 2015-2017: Equitable access to medicines, their rational use and good governance in the European Union [HAI_FY2015]
HAI Europe contributes to European Union (EU) policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable needed medicines of assured quality and policy and practice that ensures those medicines...
HAI Europe contributes to European Union (EU) policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable needed medicines of assured quality and policy and practice that ensures those medicines are used rationally. HAI Europe’s work plan 2015-2017 is dedicated to identify, monitor and support EU policies that provide a response to persistent shortfalls in access to medicines and that are aligned with HAI’s overarching goals on Access to Needed Medicines, Rational Use of Medicines and Democratisation of Medicines Policy in Europe. HAI will work towards these goals through research, evidence-based policy analysis and intervention, training and information sharing. As a result, HAI will advocate for citizen-centred public health policies that address health challenges in the EU and health inequity both within and between EU member states. HAI Europe’s multi-annual programme addresses the objectives of the Third Health Programme and contributes to EU added-value by supporting medicines policies that have the potential to maximise the impact of policy intervention at a regional level, and thereby contributes to better and safer healthcare for EU citizens. HAI Europe is a non-profit, independent NGO and maintains a membership network of consumers, healthcare providers, academics and public interest groups working on pharmaceutical policy issues in Europe. The growing European regional network is represented in over half of EU Member States. The HAI Europe office coordinates actions with the HAI Europe Members Association, and integrates its work in collaboration with other European civil society organisations.
Start date: 17/12/2014 - End date: 16/12/2017

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