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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
EPHA multi annual work program [EPHA FPA 2018-2021]
Proposal for annual OPG to support Europe's largest civil society public health network in core activities and actions in support of all of the objectives of the European Union 3rd Health Programme.

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Proposal for annual OPG to support Europe's largest civil society public health network in core activities and actions in support of all of the objectives of the European Union 3rd Health Programme.

EPHA will contribute to the realisation of all four objectives of the 3HP; EPHA activities for the period 2018-2021 will contribute to 20 of the 23 thematic priorities in Annex I of Regulation 282/2014.

The overarching objective driving EPHA’s entire policy and advocacy effort is: To promote good health and well-being, to reduce disease and health inequalities in European policies and programmes.
Operationalised by two further strategic objectives:
- Public health objectives and the reduction of health inequalities will be taken into account (‘mainstreamed’) through all relevant EU policies and programmes, with the EU institutions making a shift to a Governance for Health approach.
- EPHA generates new ideas to protect and improve public health, reduce health inequalities and ensure universal access to good quality care in sustainable health systems, and anchors them with European policy-makers.

The aims are further supported by specific objectives, followed by activities, milestones, deliverables and impact indicators for each of the priority work areas selected by the membership:
1.Prevention of chronic, non-communicable Diseases (incl food and agriculture, alcohol, tobacco )
2.Universal Access to Affordable Medicines
3.Action on Antimicrobial Resistance
4.Inclusive Digital Health
5.Healthy Trade Policy
6.Improving access to health/care for vulnerable groups (incl Roma)
7.Financing Public Health
8.Capacity building & Organisational Development (incl Solidarity Corps)

EPHA’s approach systematically mainstreams key concerns across all of these areas, including tackling health inequalities and improving access to healthcare, specific issues including mental health, health workforce, data protection, integrative care, children and youth and gender equality.
Start date: 28/05/2018 - End date: 27/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ENSP - The Network - United for a Tobacco Free Europe [ENSP FY 2018-2021]
In Europe smoking inequalities are generally very large due to education, occupation and income level; smoking and other forms of tobacco consumption are considered the single most important cause of ...
In Europe smoking inequalities are generally very large due to education, occupation and income level; smoking and other forms of tobacco consumption are considered the single most important cause of preventable morbidity and premature mortality worldwide, with tobacco being the major single cause for premature deaths in the European Union (EU). Special Eurobarometer 458/2017 indicates that over a quarter (26%) of European citizens are currently smoking, and an increase in consumption amongst young people aged 15-24 is observed since 2014 (from 24% to 29%). Smoking within the EU is estimated to cause 700.000 deaths annually, half of which are among 35–69-year-olds. As smoking is responsible for half the difference in deaths across socio-economic groups, tobacco control has a major role to play in reducing health and social inequalities. Efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths and illness in the EU are made by the newly adopted binding legislation, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and the ongoing implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
ENSP plays a major role in the EU to prevent the tobacco industry from biasing and slowing down the tobacco control community effort. Key objectives for 2018-2021 are:
1. To assist and support at EU level the European Institutions with the complete implementation of tobacco control legislation, through the effective transposition and enforcement of the TPD (2014/40/EU) and the implementation of the WHO FCTC - through solid scientific evidence and awareness raising
2. To strengthen advocacy capacity at the EU MS National level, and more particularly to empower Civil Society organisations (Tobacco Control coalitions and NGOs), Policy Makers, academics, experts, etc.
3. To reduce health inequalities due to tobacco use at the micro level
4. To enhance the sustainability of ENSP to ensure the strategic long-term development, return on EU investment and continuation of activities post the 2018-2021 OG
Start date: 15/05/2018 - End date: 14/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2 [OBTAINS-E2]
OBTAINS-E2 (OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2) consists of three actions specifically serving our European members and the wider European population. The first action devel...
OBTAINS-E2 (OBesity Training And INformation Services for Europe, phase 2) consists of three actions specifically serving our European members and the wider European population. The first action develops and exploits our on-line distance learning opportunity for health professionals to gain a Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE). Course modules are accredited with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for professional development.

The second action develops our data resources to provide freely available graphs and tables to download, along with interactive maps providing recent estimates of obesity prevalence; policy maps showing national policy development in map format; and intervention maps showing community-level interventions, and available information on their target groups, costs, duration and impact.

The third action develops support for policy making by (i) running Policy Laboratories which are meetings of key researchers, leading non-governmental and professional organisations, and policy officials in relevant departments; (ii) publishing Policy Briefings as a freely available resource; and (iii) building a Policy Repository including the research which underlies the policies, examples of their different implementation, case studies and advocacy materials, and where available the evidence of their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

Start date: 15/05/2018 - End date: 14/05/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Preparedness and action at points of entry [Healthy GateWays]
The action aims at supporting cooperation and coordination of Member States (MS) to improve their capacities at points of entry (PoE) including ports, airports and ground crossings, in preventing and ...
The action aims at supporting cooperation and coordination of Member States (MS) to improve their capacities at points of entry (PoE) including ports, airports and ground crossings, in preventing and combating cross-border health threats from the transport sector. In future public health emergencies of international concern, the action will move from interepidemic mode to emergency mode supporting coherent response as per Decision No 1082/2013/EU, International Health Regulations and temporary recommendations. The action objectives will be achieved through: a) facilitating exchange of identified best practices for management of public health events, vector surveillance and control, contingency planning, validated preparedness and response plans and options for improved detection and surveillance of public health events at PoE; b) supporting MS in validating contingency plans by using assessment tools and conduct of tabletop/simulation exercises; c) providing distance and face-to-face training at local, national, European levels about contingency planning and management of events due to infections, vectors, chemical, environmental or other agents at PoE; d) supporting rapid information exchange through electronic tools by the established network for PoE; e) supporting execution of inspections on ships and airplanes; f) producing guidelines to be used by MS for dealing with chemical threats, inter-country communication and information flow in outbreak investigations and management of events on ships, for vector surveillance and control activities at PoE, for inspecting aircrafts and ships including their cargoes for vectors and auditing guidelines for hygiene inspections on ships; g) supporting intersectorial cooperation by promoting implementation of MoU among different sectors at PoE and organizing exchange of visits and exercises among PoE of neighbouring countries. The action falls under the thematic priority 2.2 of Annex I of the 2017 Annual Work Programme.
Start date: 01/05/2018 - End date: 30/04/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response plann...
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response planning taking into account, and coordinating with, global initiatives, components of generic and specific preparedness planning, public health response coordination, non-binding approaches on vaccination; address the increasing health threats resulting from global population movements; develop guidelines on protective measures in an emergency situation, guidelines on information and guides to good practice; contribute to the framework for a voluntary mechanism, including the introduction of optimal vaccination coverage to effectively combat the resurgence in infectious diseases and for joint procurement of medical countermeasures; develop coherent communication strategies.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
facilitatinG the Authorisation of Preparation Process for blood and tissues and cells [GAPP]
GAPP Joint Action (facilitatinG the Authorisation of Preparation Process for blood and tissues and cells) is a 36 months JA aiming at facilitating the development of a common and optimal approach to a...
GAPP Joint Action (facilitatinG the Authorisation of Preparation Process for blood and tissues and cells) is a 36 months JA aiming at facilitating the development of a common and optimal approach to assess and authorise preparation processes in blood and tissues establishments (BEs and TEs). Particular attention will be devoted to innovative processes that might come up taking advantage of the work developed in previous EU funded projects/actions. This Joint Action will clearly contribute to the implementation of Union legislation in the fields of human tissues and cells, blood, providing tools and training to increase harmonisation of those MS activities that regulate the areas of blood transfusion, transplantation of tissues and cells and assisted reproduction, in strong abidance with art 4.5 of Annex I of Regulation 282/2014. These are fields of healthcare that involve a considerable amount of movement of donated substances of human origin between MS and also movement of citizens between MS for treatment, particularly in the field of assisted reproduction. The aim of the action is to prepare a “Good Practice Guidelines to authorisation and preparation process in blood, tissues and cells” and its three technical annexes respectively on i) authorisation changes in donation, procurement and collection, processing, preservation, storage and distribution (divided in three part blood, tissues and cells, and reproductive tissues and cells); ii) assessing the quality and safety of donor testing, microbial inactivation and sterilisation steps as part of PPA; iii) assessing clinical data as part of PPA. In addition to this it will be built a model and a tool to facilitate sharing of information among European Union Competent Authorities and a number of CA inspectors will be trained specifically to assess and authorise preparation processes of tissues, cells, reproductive cells and blood products.
Start date: 01/05/2018 - End date: 30/04/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2016
Topic: 4. Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens