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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
European Council on Alcohol Rehabilitation Research and Education [Eurocare_FY2012]
Eurocare is unique in its role as the leading independent NGO working on alcohol policies in Europe.

Eurocare`s vision is a Europe where alcohol related harm is no longer one of the leading risk fact...
Eurocare is unique in its role as the leading independent NGO working on alcohol policies in Europe.

Eurocare`s vision is a Europe where alcohol related harm is no longer one of the leading risk factors for ill-health, early death, violence and disability, where innocent third parties no longer suffer from the drinking of others and where the EU and its Member States acknowledge the harm done by alcohol and implement effective and comprehensive policies to tackle it.

The mission of Eurocare is to raise awareness among decision makers of the harms caused by alcohol and to ensure that these are taken into consideration in all relevant EU policy discussions, as well as to promote the development and implementation of evidence based policies and at effectively preventing and reducing the burden brought in by alcohol.

To achieve its mission Eurocare seeks to; influence policy makers, establish collaboration with other organizations sharing our concerns, advocate effective and evidence based alcohol policies, monitor relevant policy developments, monitor marketing practices of the alcohol industry, disseminate information and knowledge through reports, position papers,web site and newsletter.

Our message in regards to alcohol consumption is that "less is better".

Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Prevention
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Network for Smoking Prevention [ENSP_FY2012]
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law (ID 16377/97), which aims to reduce tobacco consumption and develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in...
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law (ID 16377/97), which aims to reduce tobacco consumption and develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in smoking prevention and tobacco control throughout Europe, by sharing information and experience, through coordinated activities and projects, by creating synergies among public health advocates thus increasing their capacity to direct their actions more effectively. ENSP acts as the lynchpin for members creating a central, cohesive force for the European tobacco control movement.

Our vision is a future where our fellow Europeans will not suffer ill health and early death caused by tobacco. We want children to be able to grow up without being targeted with messages that seek to lure them into a lifetime of addiction. We want all Europeans to be able to breathe clean air unpolluted by tobacco smoke. We aim to make our continent completely smoke-free by 2040.

As we communicate more freely and cross country borders more frequently, we are aware that our countries do not stand alone: tobacco control is at different stages in all European countries, so ENSP undertakes to use the most effective evidence in policy and practice to work together towards a common goal. Members can use past experience in other countries and adapt such experience to their needs by joining the ENSP network. ENSP members collaborate to agree on a common policy and speak in one voice, thus strengthening the European tobacco control effort and reinforcing European public health messages.

To eliminate the use of tobacco products, ENSP believes that all European countries need to implement comprehensive tobacco control strategies, including high taxes, comprehensive bans on direct and indirect advertising of tobacco, smoking bans in public and workplaces (including the hospitality sector), introduce strong text and pictorial warnings on tobacco packages and move towards standardised packaging.

Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Prevention
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
ENSP_FY2013 [ENSP_FY2013]
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law, which aims to reduce tobacco consumption & to develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in tobacco cont...
ENSP is an international non-profit association, created in 1997 under Belgium law, which aims to reduce tobacco consumption & to develop a common strategy amongst organisations active in tobacco control throughout Europe, by sharing information & experience, through co-ordinated activities & projects, by creating synergies among public health advocates thus increasing their capacity to direct their actions more effectively. ENSP acts as the lynchpin for its members creating a central cohesive force for the European tobacco control movement.
ENSP`s vision for the future is to eliminate the suffering of European citizens caused by ill health & early death due to tobacco-related diseases. We want children & young people to be able to grow up without being targets of tobacco industry marketing seeking to lure them into a lifetime of addiction. We want clean air unpolluted by tobacco smoke for all European citizens. ENSP`s strategic goal is to make our continent completely smoke-free by 2040 & our first objective is to work towards full implementation of the FCTC in Europe by 2020.
Given that tobacco control is at different stages in different European countries, ENSP applies the best & most effective evidence in policy & practice to work together towards a shared goal. ENSP members can take advantage of past experience in other countries & adapt such experience to their own needs. ENSP members work together to agree on a common policy & speak together in one voice, thus strengthening the European tobacco control effort & reinforcing European public health messages.
To eliminate the use of tobacco products in Europe, ENSP believes above all that all European countries need to implement comprehensive tobacco control strategies, including high taxes, comprehensive bans on direct & indirect advertising of tobacco, smoking bans in public & all workplaces, introduce strong & large (80%) textual & pictorial warnings on standardised tobacco packages.

Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Prevention
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Health promotion and prevention of risk – action for seniors [Pro-Health 65+]
The ultimate (indirect) objective of the project is to contribute to sustaining health of older people in their longer and more active life span. To rich the objective, it is necessary to develop know...
The ultimate (indirect) objective of the project is to contribute to sustaining health of older people in their longer and more active life span. To rich the objective, it is necessary to develop knowledge of factors influencing healthy aging. Such knowledge is more and more available but it is not equally common in all groups of the elderly and in all European countries. At the same time, knowledge of medically reasonable and cost-effective methods of health promotion among older people in various stages of aging is rather modest. An important and direct objective of the project is to contribute to the proven knowledge of health promotion among older people. To implement research results among health promoters, materials and trainings will be provided. This is the second important direct objective of the project. Milestones achieved by this project will strenghten European and national health programs of healthy aging.
Start date: 01/01/2014 - End date: 01/01/2017

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Prevention
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Schools for Health in Europe network [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: 01/01/2015 - End date: 31/12/2015

Call: Specific Grant Agreements for 2015 under the Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2015-2017
Topic: Prevention