Screening / Projects

First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Alerting System and Development of a Health Surveillance System for the Deliberate Release of Chemicals by Terrorists [ASHT Phase II]
The ASHT project aims to further develop an operationally sustainable health monitoring system, improve current data transfer systems, sharing information and health effects data. The project will inv...
The ASHT project aims to further develop an operationally sustainable health monitoring system, improve current data transfer systems, sharing information and health effects data. The project will involve developing mechanisms for analysis and reporting information, consultation with EU Member States and stakeholders on health issues within community, national and international levels.
Start date: 01/10/2008 - End date: 01/10/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Screening
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
A European network on cervical cancer surveillance and control in the new Member States [AURORA]
AURORA aims to:
• Identify a common and feasible strategy to promote Cervical Cancer Screening (CCS) in the New EU Member States targeting women in the reproductive age (30-69 years old) and ensurin...
AURORA aims to:
• Identify a common and feasible strategy to promote Cervical Cancer Screening (CCS) in the New EU Member States targeting women in the reproductive age (30-69 years old) and ensuring the coverage of the hard to reach groups (according to the demographic or socio-economic definitions: young people, rural people, ethnic groups and minorities).
• Assist these States in the implementation of evidence-based population based screening for cervical cancer.
• Promote a European exchange of information and expertise (training and education) on the development and implementation of good practices in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Advocacy.
AURORA consortium will:
• identify and analyse good practices and strategies to promote the CCS.
• Train 24 health professionals as Trainers of trainers about how to reach, approach the project target group and to perform the CCS.
• Train 12 advocacy leaders in cervical cancer control advocacy able to persuade influential people to stimulate change.
• Establish a network of healthcare centers that will test AURORA methodology.

Start date: 01/12/2010 - End date: 01/12/2013

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Screening
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Cooperation on Development and Implementation of Cancer Screening and Prevention Guidelines [ECCG]
The project aims to develop urgently needed supplements to the current EU guidelines in order to take into account new developments and improve prevention of cervical cancer through HPV vaccination an...
The project aims to develop urgently needed supplements to the current EU guidelines in order to take into account new developments and improve prevention of cervical cancer through HPV vaccination and testing.
Start date: 02/10/2007 - End date: 02/01/2012

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Screening
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Alerting, Surveillance and Reporting System for Chemical Health Threats, Phase III [ASHT phase III]
The general objective of the Alerting, Reporting and Surveillance System for Chemical Health Threats, phase III (ASHTIII) is to improve preparedness for and response to health emergencies, including i...
The general objective of the Alerting, Reporting and Surveillance System for Chemical Health Threats, phase III (ASHTIII) is to improve preparedness for and response to health emergencies, including inter-regional co-operation and to re-enforce collaboration between sectors and all EU MSs in responding to emergencies involving chemical health threats.ASHTIII seeks to further develop the functionality and sustainability of the Rapid Alerting System for Chemical Health Threats (RAS-CHEM)and promote the use and implementation of the project amongst EU Member States. This project seeks to understand and address the gaps in the risk communication, assessment and management of chemical incidents that were identified in ASHTII, CARIMEC, CARRANET, MASH and other EU-funded projects.
Start date: 04/06/2012 - End date: 04/12/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2010)
Topic: Screening
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Continuing Cancer Care [CCC]
Strategic objectives
1. To build public health capacity
2. To raise awareness, inform, initiate and/or continue to influence policy debates on five steps in the cancer patient`s journey in order to a...
Strategic objectives
1. To build public health capacity
2. To raise awareness, inform, initiate and/or continue to influence policy debates on five steps in the cancer patient`s journey in order to advance the cancer part of the 2010 work plan
3. To strengthen networks and contacts between European cancer leagues and the European Institutions
4. To create channels through which the presence and influence of Association of European Cancer Leagues at European policy making levels is increased in order to advocate for better patient support in legislation.

Each conference topic has its own purpose for being presented which fit in with the overall objectives of the conference of networking, exchanging information and capacity building. These thematic objectives will not be monitored separately but within the context of the strategic objectives.

Pyschosocial Screening
1. Development and implementation of psychosocial screening tools
2. Improvement of the accessibility of high quality psychosocial support for all cancer patients and their care givers/families
3. Inclusion of psychosocial aspects of cancer in medical guidelines and in the curriculum of all oncology health professionals
Palliative care
1. To address inequalities in palliative care concerning:
a. Access
b. Quality of care
c. Pain control
d. Economics
2. Capacity building for implementing standardised palliative care in Europe

Rehabiliation
1. Ensure that cancer rehabilitation is a part of national cancer control plans and EU (health) legislation
2. Prioritise data collection and research on rehabilitation to ensure the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes
3. Ensure all cancer patients have a personalised cancer survivorship plan through cancer rehabilitation units/programmes at the hospitals and in the community

Access to Credit and Insurance
1. Raise awareness about life and health insurance and access to credit
2. Call for fair treatment of people with increased health risks due to cancer. We believe that:
a. Insurance companies should be objective i.e. base their calculations on appropriate data
b. People should have the right to independent re-evaluations
3. Identification of EU actions and players

Employment
Demonstrate ways to reduce the economic costs of cancer and minimise workforce loss via:
- Working with the 8 basic rights
- Focusing on how to get people back to work
- Working with trade unions/employers and other stakeholders


Start date: 07/09/2011 - End date: 07/09/2011

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Screening