Research / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Schools for Health in Europe network (2015-2017) [SHE network]
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on s...
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on schools. The network supports its members to further develop and sustain school health promotion by providing a European platform for school health promotion.For 2015-2017 4 specific objectives are formulated. By the end of 2017:• the functioning of national and regional health promoting school networks and the implementation of health promoting schools has been supported by sharing good practices, expertise and skills;• the professional development of SHE network members and other stakeholders has been supported by the delivery of the SHE support programme;• the visibility and access to evidence based information on school health promotion has increased by the delivery of publications and presentations;• the dissemination of school health promotion research findings and innovative research consortia has been promoted.Methods to achieve these objectives are: organising annual meetings and capacity building workshops. Maintaining SHE website, helpdesk, share information through newsletters and social media and by encouraging regional and cross-border cooperation. Developing online school twinning tool and the SHE online school manual. Developing an e-learning tool, organising a summer school, support publications and consultancy visits. Making SHE leaflets, factsheets, an online glossary and by representing the network at international conferences.The health of children and young people are and will be a key priority for the European Commission. The activities in the network relate directly to the first overall objective of the third programme of community action in the field of health (2014-2020) and thematic priorities 1.1 till 1.4 are high priority issues in school programmes and settings. The SHE network encourages a whole school approach to these priorities.
Start date: 16/12/2014 - End date: 15/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Research
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Heart Network - fighting heart disease and stroke [EHN2017]
Main objectives: The three main objectives of the proposal are: prevent avoidable cardiovascular diseases (CVD); strengthen the support for people with CVD; and reinforce cardiovascular research.

Ho...
Main objectives: The three main objectives of the proposal are: prevent avoidable cardiovascular diseases (CVD); strengthen the support for people with CVD; and reinforce cardiovascular research.

How to achieve: The whole population needs to be addressed as well as those at high risk of and those already living with CVD. Therefore, the proposal’s intervention logic is to target policy makers, especially at EU level, to effect changes in policies to achieve small reductions in risk factors across EU’s population of about 500 million, and thus reducing the overall number of people at risk of CVD. The intervention logic, with respect to individuals at high risk for CVD and those already living with it, is to enhance member organisations’ capacity to support patients and fund optimal research. Activities to underpin the intervention logic include a) effective dissemination to EU policy makers of evidence for action (advocacy); b) training and exchange meetings for member organisations (capacity-building and knowledge-sharing); and c) strategic interaction with stakeholders (cooperation/engagement with alliances).

Relevance to the work programme: Two priority areas of the 2017 work programme are: 1) prevention and health determinants; 2) chronic diseases. The proposal’s activities address these head on. CVD make up a substantial part of the chronic disease burden accounting for 19% of all DALYs (on a par with cancer). Tackling CVD is essential for the EU and its member states to achieve international targets on chronic diseases, i.e. a 25% reduction in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2025; and to reduce premature mortality from NCDs by one third by 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 3). The proposal’s activities focus strongly on promoting cost-effective promotion and prevention measures in line, in particular, with the EU strategy on diet and nutrition. The proposal is highly relevant to third health programme’s thematic priorities
Start date: 27/02/2018 - End date: 26/02/2022

Call: Operating grants 2018-2021
Topic: Research
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network on Rare Adult Cancers [EURACAN]
Rare cancers (defined as an incidence <6/100000/yr) represent 20% of adult cancers but 30% of cancer mortality. There are over 300 rare cancer types which may affect all organs. A variety of histologi...
Rare cancers (defined as an incidence <6/100000/yr) represent 20% of adult cancers but 30% of cancer mortality. There are over 300 rare cancer types which may affect all organs. A variety of histological and molecular subtypes are emerging following the progresses of genomic classifications.
EURACAN is a patient centered ERN dedicated to the improvement of diagnosis, treatment management, knowledge, research and communication on all adult solid rare cancers for patients, families, physicians and all stakeholders. EURACAN will work on excellence guidelines, their implementation, innovation, research, patient pathways, cross border health care, and patient communication. EURACAN gathers 67 centers from 18 EU countries. These centers were identified on the basis of documented expertise, accrual in rare cancers, and endorsement by their member state.
EURACAN aims to open to additionnal centers, to expand to all EU countries and to host at least health care provider expert for a domain for a region of 5-10 million inhabitants. EURACAN has also invited associated partners from major scientific societies, ESMO, ECCO, ESSO, EORTC, and major patient advocacy groups to participate to the different network bodies. EURACAN will interact with other ERN with related topics, in particular benign conditions.
In EURACAN, rare adult solid cancers were grouped in 10 domains corresponding to the RARECARE classification: sarcomas, rare gynecological cancers, rare urological cancers, neuroendocrine tumors, rare digestive cancers, endocrine tumors, rare head and neck, thoracic, skin, ocular and brain cancers.
EURACAN will propose a unique network to all European patients affected with rare cancers in all member states enabling an optimal care, access to rare resources, education, innovation and research to all EU patients.

Start date: 28/02/2017 - End date: 27/02/2022

Call: European Reference Networks
Topic: Research