Health Policy / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EUropean Refugees - HUman Movement and Advisory Network [EUR-HUMAN]
Title: EUropean Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network

The international refugee crisis has reached a critical point and many European countries are developing policy and plan to better define ...
Title: EUropean Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network

The international refugee crisis has reached a critical point and many European countries are developing policy and plan to better define their role in supporting refugees entering Europe. The aim of this proposal is to enhance the capacity of European member states who accept migrants and refugees in addressing their health needs, safeguard them from risks, and minimize cross-border health risks. This initiative will focus on addressing both the early arrival period and longer-term settlement of refugees in European host countries. The existing European and international experience will be systematically reviewed to identify effective interventions to vulnerable groups and tools for the initial health care needs assessment of the arriving refugees including mental, psychosocial and physical health. Established approaches including Participatory and Learning Action and Normalization Process Theory will be used to gain new understanding regarding the needs and opinions of both refugees and stakeholders in regards to the measures needed for health care assessment, and preventive activities including vaccinations, general health hygiene measures, chronic disease management, and psychosocial support. The content of the services that an early or late hosting multi-disciplinary center could offer in the countries that they will accept refugees will be discussed and defined by an international expert panel. Clinical protocols, guidelines together with health education and promotion material and as well as a training programme will be developed for staff serving the refugees and migrants health care centre and tailored protocols and pilot testing in six implementation settings in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia with contribution from experts and stakeholders from Turkey, Cyprus, Ireland and Belgium. Finally, all these efforts will be evaluated and a final report for implementation in Europe.
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Support Member States under particular migratory pressure in their response to health related challenges
Topic: Health Policy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Schools for Health in Europe network foundation 2021 [SHE]
Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE) has as an overall mission to make every school a health promoting school. Through its activities in the currently 40 SHE member countries in the E...
Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation (SHE) has as an overall mission to make every school a health promoting school. Through its activities in the currently 40 SHE member countries in the European region, SHE encourages each country to further develop and implement national policies that contribute to the good health and well-being of all children and young people.
The operational objectives are:
1. Organizing a two-day SHE assembly meeting for the SHE members.
2. Maintaining the SHE helpdesk.
3. Sharing information about school health promotion.
4. Encouraging regions and countries in EU Member States to join SHE and encouraging SHE members to initiate innovative regional and cross-border cooperation.
5. Collaborating with external organisations and networks.
6. Organising a capacity building workshop for SHE members.
7. Developing and implementing teacher’s materials
8. Developing and implementing of Health Promoting School standards + indicators, version 2.0.
9. Promoting school twinning.
10. Implementing the SHE School Manual, version 2.0.
11. Organising a SHE academy on theory, research and practice of school health promotion.
12. Further improving the visibility, accessibility and quality of the new SHE website.
13. Developing communication materials to increase SHE visibility and access to evidence-based information on school health promotion.
14. Representing SHE at European/ international conferences for advocacy on school health promotion.
15. Coordinating the activities of the SHE Research Group.
16. Mapping the development and implementation of school health promotion in the EU Member States.

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: Health Policy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EUROPEAN CANCER LEAGUES COLLABORATING FOR IMPACT IN CANCER CONTROL (2021) [ECL SGA 2021]
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve ...
The Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) provides a unique platform as the only organisation with the mission of uniting at the European level, national and regional cancer leagues to achieve a cancer-free Europe. In coherence with the FPA 2018-2021, and building upon the outcomes from previous years of the FPA, this proposal focuses on the core activities to be implemented in 2021 in respect of the following strategic objectives:

1) Ensuring cancer control remains high on the political agenda;
2) Promoting the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC) as the essential tool for cancer prevention;
3) Supporting the implementation of the Council Recommendation on Cancer Screening (2003); and
4) Uniting leagues to advocate for equal access to treatment, support, and rehabilitation for cancer patients;
5) Advocating for the European Guide for quality improvement in cancer control to be mainstreamed in national cancer plans.
These objectives will be achieved by several actions, including:

- Implementing the MEPs against Cancer (MAC) 2019 elections manifesto and supporting with a toolkit to commemorate World Cancer Day;
- Publishing a communication guideline for cancer leagues to promote the European Week against cancer (EWAC);
- Developing the viewpoint of cancer leagues on the future of the European Code against Cancer (ECAC) based on the findings of the ECAC evaluation;
- Create a special tutorial on the background and application of the ECAC for young advocates in the ECL Youth Ambassadors programme;
- Supporting the roadmap towards a 3rd implementation report on cancer screening in the EU;
- Releasing the updated edition of the Patient Support Working Group Rehabilitation Atlas;
- Continuation of the advocacy work of the ECL Access to Medicines Task Force implementing the 2018 'Let's Talk Access'
White Paper on Equal Access to Medicines.
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: Health Policy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering EU health policies on Task SHIfting [TaSHI]
Health workforce planning systems show a high variety of maturity in the EU. Member States tend to focus on diverse aspects of managing health workforces and health policy focuses on optimising the op...
Health workforce planning systems show a high variety of maturity in the EU. Member States tend to focus on diverse aspects of managing health workforces and health policy focuses on optimising the operation of health systems by various measures. Initiatives on task shifting can contribute to more effective organisation of care and human resources for health management at different levels, so committing to improve efficient and sustainable health systems in innovative ways.The main objectives of the TaSHI project are to provide a novel understanding and up-to-date knowledge on task shifting and on transferability and uptake of good practices in implementation. TaSHI applies different methods of analyses in order to provide added value on the concept, notion, and implementation of task shifting at EU-, national- and regional levels. TaSHI performs pilots at five implementation sites to gather evidence and data on the different types of task shifting (e.g. working time re-allocation, re-considered scope of practices in primary care, mental health care, radiology and ophthalmology, benefiting from telemedicine and digital health).TaSHI aims to facilitate dialogues and knowledge exchanges between the relevant stakeholders. Strengthening governance and stakeholder engagement for transferring and upscaling task shifting practices plays a crucial role in policy-making supporting health reforms for workforce development, as well as in enhancing cultural sensitivity, flexibility, readiness, and organizational adaptation to task shifting.TaSHI delivers a collection of good practices, useful tools and methods, a guidebook on task shifting supporting the real-life implementation, case studies on the pilots’ experiences, practical training materials and curriculum, and a set of recommendations. The deliverables on tangible solutions and practical products support EU MS at policy and organisational level to initiate and implement their own actions tailored to the local settings.

Start date: 01/04/2021 - End date: 31/03/2024

Call: Call for Proposals for Project Grants under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3rd EU Health Programme
Topic: Health Policy
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action to support the eHealth Network [JAseHN]
The overall ambition from EU Member States (MS) is to better include eHealth into health policy and better align eHealth investments to health needs. A central aspect is the transferability of health ...
The overall ambition from EU Member States (MS) is to better include eHealth into health policy and better align eHealth investments to health needs. A central aspect is the transferability of health data across borders of MS and therefore the organizational, technical, semantic and legal interoperability. In order to ensure progress and to bridge the gaps between the governance, strategy and operational levels, a dedicated mechanism for eHealth at EU level has been established: The eHealth Network was formally established in 2011 through the Commission’s Implementing Decision 2011/890/EU based on Art. 14.3 Directive 2011/24/EU and represents the highest decision-making body at EU political level. At a European level there is a strong need to maintain this mechanism and to ensure further common political leadership and ongoing integration of eHealth into health policy in order to continue developing eHealth services responding to health systems‘ needs and health objectives. This is the framework for the Joint Action to support the eHealth Network which is led by the MS and co-financed by the European Commission through a Joint Action.

Hence, the main objective of the Joint Action is to act as the main preparatory body for the eHealth Network. By doing so, the Joint Action aims to develop political recommendations and instruments for cooperation in the four specific priority areas that are specified in the eHealth Network's multi-annual work plan 2015-2018 and that were adopted by the eHealth Network in May 2014:
(1) Interoperability and standardisation,
(2) monitoring and assessment of implementation,
(3) exchange of knowledge and
(4) global cooperation and positioning.

Thereby, the Joint Action functions also as a platform for operational and strategic cooperation between MS on eHealth including their relationship with eHealth Stakeholder Groups and Standardization Organizations.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/06/2018

Call: Grants for actions co-financed with Member State authorities 2014 (Joint Actions)
Topic: Health Policy