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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (Phase 3) [EUROCAT 3]
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe. To co-ordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data. To co-o...
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe. To co-ordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data. To co-ordinate the detection and response to clusters and early warning of teratogenic exposures. To evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention, in particular folic acid supplementation. To assess the impact of developments in prenatal screening. To provide an information and resource centre and ready collaborative research network to address the causes and prevention of congenital anomalies and the treatment, care and outcome of affected.
Start date: 01/03/2004 - End date: 01/09/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Eurosurveillance [-]
Eurosurveillance vise à fournir un service de publication pour l`échange d`informations scientifiques soumises à un comité de lecture dans une perspective européenne, qui s`adresse à toutes les ...
Eurosurveillance vise à fournir un service de publication pour l`échange d`informations scientifiques soumises à un comité de lecture dans une perspective européenne, qui s`adresse à toutes les personnes directement concernées par la surveillance, la prévention et le contrôle des maladies transmissibles à travers l`Union européenne.
Start date: 01/03/2004 - End date: 01/03/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Supporting the networks of competent authorities and working party leaders [SNAW]
1. Shortlisted health indicators to be included in the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System agreed by the network of competent authorities;
2. Recommendations about the impleme...
1. Shortlisted health indicators to be included in the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System agreed by the network of competent authorities;
2. Recommendations about the implementation of the shortlisted health indicators into the European Community Health Information and Knowledge System;
3. Recommendations about the collection of data necessary for constructing the health indicators in Member States, applicant countries and EFTA/EEA countries;
4. Adequate functioning of the network of competent authorities, the network of working party leaders and the European Information and Knowledge Forum in view of the objectives of the Community Action in the field of Public Health, the Commission Services and Member States.

Start date: 01/02/2004 - End date: 01/09/2005
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European surveillance of travel associated legionnaires' disease [EWGLINET]
The objectives of the EWGLINET projects were: - To develop and improve the EWGLINET scheme for travel associated legionnaire`s disease.
- To rapidly detect outbreaks of travel associated legionnaires`...
The objectives of the EWGLINET projects were: - To develop and improve the EWGLINET scheme for travel associated legionnaire`s disease.
- To rapidly detect outbreaks of travel associated legionnaires` disease and ensure that early warning and response mechanisms are in place for controlling these outbreaks.
- To support a network of laboratories in the development and maintenance of improved methods for detection of legionellae and the diagnosis of infections they cause.
- To capacity build through the delivery of training courses for environmental microbiologists.
Start date: 02/01/2004 - End date: 02/01/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
ENYPAT Framework Project 2003 [ENYPAT]
1) SPRING SCHOOL : The main objective was to provide further education to health professionals in the area of smoking prevention and cessation as the experience had shown that surprisingly little up-t...
1) SPRING SCHOOL : The main objective was to provide further education to health professionals in the area of smoking prevention and cessation as the experience had shown that surprisingly little up-to-date knowledge was available in the various organisations within Europe, and this course was the only occasion for that purpose at the European level. The Spring School was a valuable tool in construction effective and concrete networking in the enlarged EU in the area of public health. A total number of 50 participants took part in the programme every year and participation was encouraged from all the 30 countries participating in the EU Public Health Programme. New European-wide initiatives were awaited as a result of information flow and networking.
2) QUIT AND WIN : The Quit and Win – Don`t Start and Win (Quit and Win) Competition was a school, youth and community based smoking cessation and prevention programme that has been carried out annually in different European countries since 1999-2000. The target group was young people aged 14-24 years old. The main objective was to reduce smoking prevalence and consumption in young people.
3) SMOKEFREE CLASS COMPETITION was a school-based primary smoking prevention programme for pupils aged 11 – 14 years. The programme focused on the promotion of strategies focusing on health education. In particular, the programme aimed to: 1. prevent or delay the onset of smoking in adolescents, 2. motivate already smoking pupils to quit, 3. de-normalise smoking and establish non-smoking as the normal behaviour in pupils.
4) SMOKING CESSATION aimed to • Review and disseminate findings from Literature Reviews in Holland and Wales (Welsh review available at www.healthewales.org.uk) ; • Review and disseminate good practice from evaluated projects in Denmark, Holland and Wales in relation to adolescent smoking cessation in a range of settings across the EU ; • Identify the needs of each participating country and agree their objectives, methodology and evaluation processes (with the assistance of the external evaluator) for adolescent smoking cessation ; • Implement a pilot adolescent cessation programme in 12 countries
• Evaluate and report on key findings and make recommendations for future adolescent cessation activity.
Start date: 01/01/2004 - End date: 01/01/2005
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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