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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Risk Assessment and Management – European Training Programme [Risk ASSETs]
To promote and facilitate risk training initiatives and develop a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Management – European Training Programme (Risk ASSETs) to ensure the availability of highly qualif...
To promote and facilitate risk training initiatives and develop a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Management – European Training Programme (Risk ASSETs) to ensure the availability of highly qualified risk assessors throughout the European Union (EU) to perform consistent and high quality assessments of health risks in support of EU policies and legislation and to serve on EU risk assessment committees.
Start date: 01/05/2009 - End date: 01/11/2011

Call: Improve Citizen'S Health Security (Hs-2008)
Topic: Environmental factor
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Public Health Adaptation Strategies to Extreme Weather Event [PHASE]
The project will provide a framework of tools for the preparedness and response to extreme weather events (heat waves, cold spells) and their environmental consequences (floods, wildfires, air polluti...
The project will provide a framework of tools for the preparedness and response to extreme weather events (heat waves, cold spells) and their environmental consequences (floods, wildfires, air pollution) to reduce their impact on health. A specific contribution of the project will be to apply new methodologies to improve knowledge on health effects of extreme weather events (EWE), and to identify individual risk factors. The vulnerable subgroups to specific EWE will be identified to target prevention activities and optimize resources.Prevention plans will be evaluated to identify a set of efficient measures. The collaboration between different sectors (public health, environmental,civil protection, policy makers,etc) will be strengthened to improve preparedness and response to health emergencies and support adaptation to EWE. A link with ongoing EU projects on climate/ health will be established to optimize resources. Results of the project will be contextualized taking into account different environmental, socioeconomic and political conditions throughout Europe.
Start date: 01/05/2011 - End date: 01/07/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)
Topic: Environmental factor
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Improve the Preparedness to give Psychological Help in Events of Crisis [IPPHEC]
The general objectives are to improve the knowledge and the procedures for psychological support in hospitals during the acute phase of a catastrophe, when a high number of people arrive at the hospit...
The general objectives are to improve the knowledge and the procedures for psychological support in hospitals during the acute phase of a catastrophe, when a high number of people arrive at the hospital in a very short time. In those circumstances the focus is on health and logistics and the major concerns are the physical injuries of persons and the destruction of the environment.
Start date: 01/09/2007 - End date: 01/09/2009

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Environmental factor
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EUROCAT: Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies in Europe [EUROCAT]
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe.
To coordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data.
To coo...
To provide essential epidemiologic information on congenital anomalies in Europe.
To coordinate the establishment of new registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data.
To coordinate the detection and response to clusters and early warning of environmental teratogenic exposures.
To evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention, particularly prevention of neural tube defects and other congenital anomalies by raising peri-conceptional folate status.
To assess the impact of developments in prenatal screening at a population level.
To provide a database and collaborative network for research.
Start date: 01/09/2007 - End date: 01/09/2010

Call: Health Information (Hi 2006)
Topic: Environmental factor
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
A European network for the training and development of public health (environment) physicians [PHEEDUNET]
The principal objective of this project is to create a European network of public health (environment) physicians to develop capacity in environmental health. The initial role of this network would be...
The principal objective of this project is to create a European network of public health (environment) physicians to develop capacity in environmental health. The initial role of this network would be to coordinate continuous professional development (CPD) of public health (environment) (PH(E)) physicians across Europe. In particular, the project aims to:
identify training and CPD needs of PH(E) physicians in all EU countries and assess levels of variation in access to training courses between countries;
assess how courses can be coordinated to improve access to training and CPD in different countries;
develop a proposal for a joint programme of training and CPD courses across EU countries that would be coordinated by the network.
Start date: 01/12/2007 - End date: 01/12/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Environmental factor