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European Network of Quitlines - [ENQ] [2006303] - Project
General objectives

The project aims to maximise collaboration between the EU Member States to help European smokers to quit successfully.

Strategic relevance and contribution to the public health programme

Smoking is the leading cause of death in the EU and therefore an important lifestyle-related health determinant. ‘Quitlines’ are becoming an increasingly popular service for smokers looking for help to quit. By promoting cooperation between Member States’ quitlines, the ENQ will also ensure that all European quitlines have access to up-to-date counselling protocols, research and technologies, and this way help this public health intervention to achieve even greater results.
By developing a social exclusion programme, the project will assist member quitlines to develop their own more effective social exclusion projects and this way contribute to decreasing health inequalities in the EU.

Methods and means

The project will promote cooperation between EU Member States and bring together activities that would otherwise be undertaken in relative isolation and with limited impact at national level. All ENQ members will contribute to the development of an inventory of European quitlines by providing information on their own operations and experiences. The project will act as a liaison point between the EU HELP campaign and member quitlines and support the EU HELP campaign by providing a unified quitline representation.

Expected outcomes period

The project will:
host two steering groups and a European conference to develop and disseminate best practice for quitlines;
develop a social exclusion programme including a training seminar, mentoring programme and the development of a social exclusion resource;
develop an inventory of European quitlines.

Start date: 01/07/2007
End date: 01/07/2008
Duration: 12 month(s)
Current status: Finalised
Programme title: First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EC Contribution: € 234 370,00