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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUNAAPA_FY2014 [EUNAAPA_FY2014]
The EUropean Network for Action on Aging and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA), established in 2005, and formalised at the end of the EUNAAPA Project (DG SANCO 200536; 2006-2008). It is a thematic, collabor...
The EUropean Network for Action on Aging and Physical Activity (EUNAAPA), established in 2005, and formalised at the end of the EUNAAPA Project (DG SANCO 200536; 2006-2008). It is a thematic, collaborative network, currently consisting of 150 members working in the field of Physical Activity and Aging from 26 different countries and from different disciplines specifically science, professionals (e.g. physiotherapists), elderly representatives, policy. The EUNAAPA mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of older people throughout Europe by the promotion of evidence based physical activity.

The vision of EUNAAPA is optimal health and quality of life for older people in Europe through physical activity and it aims to use evidence-based strategies to improve health and quality of life among older people in Europe through physical activity.

The EUNAAPA objectives are to:
1. identify, disseminate and promote evidence-based practice in physical activity for all older people in Europe;
2. select or develop evidence-based guidelines for practice in the area of aging and physical activity;
3. provide information, and expert advice to policy makers, providers and professionals in the fields of aging, physical activity, and health;
4. influence the development of educational curricula and standards of competence for professionals involved in the provision of physical activity for older people;
5. develop synergies among researchers, providers and professionals in the fields of aging, physical activity, and health;
6. support policymakers in intersectorial approaches to the promotion of physical activity among all older people;
7. cooperate with other organizations relevant to the promotion of physical activity among all older people;
8. involve older people in the development and implementation of network activities.

EUNAAPA’s mission, vision and objectives are transformed into a multi annual roadmap and annual work plans designed with and communicated to the key stakeholders through a variety of dissemination tools including the website (www.eunaapa.org), newsletter and presentations.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2015

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Ageing
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Health promotion and prevention of risk – action for seniors [Pro-Health 65+]
The ultimate (indirect) objective of the project is to contribute to sustaining health of older people in their longer and more active life span. To rich the objective, it is necessary to develop know...
The ultimate (indirect) objective of the project is to contribute to sustaining health of older people in their longer and more active life span. To rich the objective, it is necessary to develop knowledge of factors influencing healthy aging. Such knowledge is more and more available but it is not equally common in all groups of the elderly and in all European countries. At the same time, knowledge of medically reasonable and cost-effective methods of health promotion among older people in various stages of aging is rather modest. An important and direct objective of the project is to contribute to the proven knowledge of health promotion among older people. To implement research results among health promoters, materials and trainings will be provided. This is the second important direct objective of the project. Milestones achieved by this project will strenghten European and national health programs of healthy aging.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Ageing
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Urban Health Centre 2.0: Integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities [UHC2.0]
Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy a...
Urban Health Centres 2.0 (UHC2.0) promote innovative integrated health and social care pathways, early detection of frailty, management of polypharmacy and prevention of falls for active and healthy ageing in European cities. The general objective is to develop, implement, and evaluate the UHC2.0 in 5 varied European cities that will act as pilot site, in order to produce and disseminate a transferable and easily implementable model for the innovative UHC2.0. The UHC2.0 should be a platform for the realisation of the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. In the whole project, a strong communication and optimal dissemination strategy will be realised.



Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/05/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Ageing
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age in Europe: the ADVANTAGE initiative [ADVANTAGE]
Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age: the ADVANTAGE initiative
ADVANTAGE will build a common understanding on frailty to be used by Member States on...
Managing Frailty. A comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age: the ADVANTAGE initiative
ADVANTAGE will build a common understanding on frailty to be used by Member States on which to base a common management approach of older people who are frail or at risk for developing frailty in the European Union.
The identification of the core components of frailty and its management should promote the needed changes in the organization and the implementation of the Health and Social Systems to provide those models of care that, stemming from the particular health profile of each Member State (MS), will allow them to face the challenge of frailty within a common framework.
ADVANTAGE will summarise the current State of the Art for the different components of frailty and its management, both at individual and population level, will collect information on the development of programs to manage frailty in older adults in the EU and will propose, as its main outcome, a common European model to approach frailty. This model will include a road map that, considering the degree of frailty policies� development, will propose interventions for frail and at risk people and will establish tailored milestones for each MS in order to achieve a comprehensive approach to promote a disability-free advanced age. Furthermore, the model will identify gaps of knowledge in the field that would benefit from further research.
Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2019
Keywords : [ Ageing ] [ Frailty ] [ Function ]

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Ageing
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Strengthening occupational health professionals' capacities to improve the health of the ageing workforces. [e-CAPACIT8]
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The ...
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The primary objective is built on four specific objectives (SOs), namely:

SO 1: to analyse and review the state of the art of the European OHPs` training curricula;
SO 2: to identify and continuously enrol the biggest possible number of stakeholders in the project, throughout its duration;
SO 3: to develop training material for use through the platform;
SO 4: to launch the functional version of the e-learning platform and actively enrol active users.

It is believed that such a formulation of the SOs will foster coherent proceedings during the project, whereas their successful completion will warrant the achievement of the project`s overall aim.
Start date: 01/02/2013 - End date: 01/06/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Ageing