Coordination / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action to Strengthen Health preparedness and response to Biological and Chemical terror attacks. [JA TERROR]
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be...
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be better prepared to handle these types of terror attacks EU have set up a call, as part of the Third Health Programme 2014-2020, to develop a proposal for Joint Action to Strengthen Health Preparedness and Response to Biological and Chemical Terror Attacks. This acronym for the Joint Action is JA BICTRA.

The JA BICTRA is under development, and the main objectives are to (1) to address gaps in health preparedness and (2) the urgent need to strengthen cross-sectoral work with the security, civil protection and health sectors.
The coordinator, has in the development of the proposal, focused on attracting relevant technical expertise from health, law enforcement and civil defense sectors to support delivery on the main objectives.
The work of the Joint Action will be done in eight work packages. Four of which are core work packages: coordination, dissemination, evaluation and integration & sustainability. And four technical work packages that will be addressing the following areas: preparedness and response planning, cross sectorial collaboration, risk and crisis communication and novel threats.
The proposal is supported by 18 applicants, and at the time of submission it includes 34 affiliated entities. If successful, the project will have a running time of 36 months.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: Coordination
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Market surveillance of medical devices [JAMS]
This Joint Action aims to reinforce market surveillance between Member States. Best practice, training, knowledge and resource will be shared to increase public health protection in the medical device...
This Joint Action aims to reinforce market surveillance between Member States. Best practice, training, knowledge and resource will be shared to increase public health protection in the medical devices sector. A key aim is to improve coordination and help lower-resourced Member States develop skills and capacity in the market surveillance network. It will help to ensure consistent and proportionate approach across all Member States in manufacturer inspections and clinical process and resource development.

Methods will be developed as follows:
1. Manufacturer inspections:
• Develop methods, agreed tools and guidance’s for a joint, consistent and proactive approach
• Establish specific inspection scopes and objectives to complement those conducted by conformity assessment bodies
• Develop different approaches and focus to manufacturer inspections
• Develop and deliver collaborating mechanisms designed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of resource deployment
• Develop an inspector training course to provide inspectors with basic skills and establish an inspectors expert group for ongoing collaborative approaches
2. Clinical process and resource development:
• Establish communication platforms and protocols
• Establish current practices and identify development and/or training needs and evaluation of clinical data by authorities
• Identify and prioritise medical devices which require development of common specifications to define clinical criteria for safety and performance.

In harmonising the European market surveillance system detection and reduction in the occurrence of safety issues will lead to increased public health protection by ensuring that medical devices conform especially to the requirements relating to safety and performance.


Start date: 17/10/2016 - End date: 16/01/2020

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Coordination