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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
The way forward: a European partnership to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth [-]
Objective 1: Research and Documentation : To develop a comprehensive European sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for youth policy framework and practical guidelines for various stakeholders using ev...
Objective 1: Research and Documentation : To develop a comprehensive European sexual and reproductive health (SRH) for youth policy framework and practical guidelines for various stakeholders using evidence-based and operations-oriented research underpinned by gender, culture and rights issues and accurately presenting the situation by employing or further developing the latest evidence.
Objective 2: Dissemination of Information and Advocacy : To raise awareness of and advocate for the integration of the European SRH policy framework and practical guidelines both at the level of public policy and public opinion (media and civil society).
Objective 3: Testing Best Practices: Youth-for-Youth : To improve the adaptation and implementation of modules and methodologies of best practices related to sex education programmes, in the formal and informal sectors.
Start date: 01/05/2004 - End date: 01/11/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Children's Health, Environment and Safety Training [CHEST]
• To improve the knowledge of professionals in different disciplines on the relation between health of children and environmental factors in order to use this knowledge in the prevention of health p...
• To improve the knowledge of professionals in different disciplines on the relation between health of children and environmental factors in order to use this knowledge in the prevention of health problems or in the eradication of existing environmental health problems.
• To create a network of public health or environmental health institutes as competent authorities on training in environmental health (with particular reference to children)
• To identify the training tools used sofar in (pediatric) environmental health;
• To develop training material and make it available to users in the field (European target group);
• To disseminate the produced material on a training manual amongst a wide range of disciplines and organizations that have activities in the field of children`s health, environment and safety.
Start date: 01/05/2004 - End date: 01/05/2006
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing [EUCAST]
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria and fungi and antimicrobial resistance surveillance are closely linked together. The latter is heavily dependant on the former. There is an urgent need...
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria and fungi and antimicrobial resistance surveillance are closely linked together. The latter is heavily dependant on the former. There is an urgent need for European standardization and harmonization of breakpoints and reference methodology for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Project vision: In accordance with the council recommendations 2002/77/EC, to create a pan-European network (the EUCAST General Committee) and a European standing committee (EUCAST Steering committee) with the objectives to harmonize European clinical MIC breakpoints for antibacterial and antifungal drugs and to define epidemiological cut-off values for the early detection and measurement and international comparison of antimicrobial resistance development. Furthermore, to create an interactive web-based system for the collection of MIC-values and the display of reference wild type distributions of MIC-values to be used for methodological standardization and for breakpoint setting; to offer liaison with and expertise to European dedicated surveillance networks and European regulatory bodies, and to take initiatives within education in the respective fields.
Start date: 01/05/2004 - End date: 01/05/2007
Call: Health Threats (Ht 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Healthy work in an ageing Europe [-]
Analysis and collection of data and indicators on public health impacts of ageing populations and workforces in Europe: Public health report on ageing populations and workforces in Europe
- Analysis...
Analysis and collection of data and indicators on public health impacts of ageing populations and workforces in Europe: Public health report on ageing populations and workforces in Europe
- Analysis and collection of current practices, strategies and policies aimed at improving the health status and reducing health inequalities by tackling relevant health determinants among the elderly populations and workforces across Europe
- Preparing a new working platform in the area of health information and work and establishment of this working party with a view to operating and monitoring the field of work and health
Start date: 01/05/2004 - End date: 01/05/2006
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Cardiovascular Indicators Surveillance Set in Europe (Phase 2) [EUROCISS 2]
Main objectives:
• To develop knowledge, tools and expertise among Member States (MS) and accession countries for CVD surveillance and prevention
• To complete the technical and scientific wor...
Main objectives:
• To develop knowledge, tools and expertise among Member States (MS) and accession countries for CVD surveillance and prevention
• To complete the technical and scientific work, begun during the first phase of EUROCISS, that is needed to finalise the list of indicators and the standardised procedures and methods of data that will assist MS in producing reliable, valid and comparable data as recommended by EUROCISS 1/ECHI 2 projects
• To assist in implementing recommendations for the development of population-based registries and surveys for monitoring temporal trends and geographical differences of CVD in the MS and accession countries
• To create a network of MS with expertise in chronic diseases surveillance, which will also serve to improve the coordination of other projects funded under the specific Public Health Programme framework as well as with the forthcoming specific Working Parties

Specific objectives:
• To complete the inventory of sources of information and available data in the MS and expand it to accession countries, and to finalize the list of recommended indicators for monitoring CVDs as recommended by EUROCISS 1/ECHI 2 projects
• To prepare the manual of operations for the implementation of surveillance systems for the collection and validation of indicators, in particular of population-based registries of myocardial infarction, and stroke
• To prepare the manual of operations for the implementation of CVD surveys for the collection of standardised indicators, in particular for prevalence of ischemic heart diseases, heart failure and stroke and other CVDs, and to identify a minimum set of questions and exams to include in the health information surveys/health examination surveys (HIS/HES) for evaluating the prevalence of CVDs at European level
• To train, at request, epidemiological teams of the MS and accession countries in how to develop and improve surveillance systems of CVD, with particular emphasis on the implementation of registries and methods of validation of data on myocardial infarction and stroke, and methods for conducting CVD surveys
• To collaborate with and contribute to other HMP projects for the identification of a minimum set of indicators for monitoring chronic diseases in Europe, in particular of physical activity (EUPASS), nutrition (MPHN), cancer (EUROCHIP), diabetes (EUDIP), respiratory diseases (IMCA), musculoskeletal conditions, risk factors (EHRM), health surveys (HIS/HES) and especially ECHI-2 projects.

Start date: 01/05/2004 - End date: 01/12/2007
Call: Health Information (Hi 2003)
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