Health education / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform [EMSP_FY2012]
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its m...
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its members to achieve our goals of high quality equitable treatment and support for all people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) throughout Europe.

EMSP vision is to move from high quality treatment and support for all PwMS in Europe to a world without MS.

EMSP`s mission is to ensure the development and the implementation of high quality standards of treatment and support for PwMS, their families and their carers in all EU member states, to allow them to lead their life independently and to recognise them as equal members of the society.

EMSP work priorities to achieve this mission are to:
- influence EU institutions and other decision-making bodies to improve the quality of life of PwMS;
- network with other European organisations which share of vision of truly patient centred approach;
- provide MS member organisations with information on relevant EU draft legislation and how we can influence it, and evidence - based projects that will contribute to their work;
- develop and promote recommendations for improved medical treatment and rehabilitation to be implemented in the EU member states and other countries;
- encourage coordinated research aiming to benefit of PwMS;
- initiate and implement cross-border projects to improve the living conditions of PwMS (e.g. in the field of therapies, employment, social security, infrastructure, etc.);
- act as information platform by exchanging knowledge and best practices relevant to the work of the national MS member organisations;
- enhance a general awareness on MS by informing and educating external audiences;
- and to support national MS Societies both recent and long-established in Europe.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2010)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region [ASPHER_FY2012]
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice...
Founded in 1966, ASPHER is the key independent organisation in Europe dedicated to strengthening the role of Public Health (PH) by improving the education and training of PH professionals for practice and research. It represents the scientific and academic components of the PH workforce education and advanced training.

ASPHER members are collectively committed to PH capacity building. Whilst respecting the European diversity of national and regional contexts in which each school of PH operates, ASPHER promotes structured processes of sharing evidence-based PH, models of innovation and good practice, and mobilizing schools of PH (SPHs) to be pro-active in shaping the PH core competencies.

ASPHER`s strategic vision includes the promotion of the highest standards of education and training for practice increasingly involving cross-sectional intervention and global as much as EU wide and national issues. A key role of advocacy and communication to promote and incorporate European values into the wider PH movement is also assumed by ASPHER.

ASPHER mission and vision correspond to the findings of the ASPHER 2015 project (2009), and they are also reflected in the 10 Theses on the future work of ASPHER as proposed by its incoming President-Prof.Helmut Brand:

1.Secure the future of SPHs in times of economic crisis.
2.Help the Health Systems in the European Region to integrate an educated PH workforce.
3.Cooperate with international organisations like EU and WHO in capacity building of the PH workforce.
4.Cooperate with the European PH Association in the development and advocacy of European PH.
5.Expand the educational basis of SPHs to Lifelong Learning.
6.Expand the organisational basis of ASPHER by integrating new SPHs.
7.Support the seven ASPHER working groups to secure ongoing developments.
8.Build and secure a high standard in PH Education through exchange of best practice examples, integration of new educational methods and accreditation.
9.Promote research in SPHs through collaborative projects and networks.
10.Develop Alumni Networks of SPHs to Social Networks.
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Wilson's Disease Network [AP-HP-WILS_FY2012]
EuroWilsoN`s (EW) mission is to improve quality of care and access to multi-disciplinary expertise for EU patients with Wilson`s disease (WD). EW was founded in 2004 through the FP6 programme(EW (LSHM...
EuroWilsoN`s (EW) mission is to improve quality of care and access to multi-disciplinary expertise for EU patients with Wilson`s disease (WD). EW was founded in 2004 through the FP6 programme(EW (LSHM CT2004 503430), and is currently funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers operating grant 2010. It has achieved:

- A European multidisciplinary network for sharing expertise in patient management. A multidisciplinary approach is particularly necessary in WD which has variable clinical manifestations
- A network composed of all stakeholders concerned by WD: clinicians, research scientists, patients, patient organisations, regulatory authorities and industry
- A WD patient registry collecting longitudinal data
- External molecular quality network
- Contribution to the development of recent guidelines
- A structure for patient groups to network and share experience

EW`s goals include maintaining and enhancing this network; the French centre of expertise for WD serves as a network model. The network includes all stakeholders involved in patient care: medical, scientific para-medical, EU authorities and patients` associations. EW will:

- Promote exchange between participants
- Provide up-to-date disease information on its website (eurowilson.org) and Orphanet
- Develop and publish evidence based clinical guidelines
- Develop telemedicine within the network
- Enhance the registry to provide epidemiological data, outcome indicators, country comparisons and to facilitate collaborative research and public health projects
- Support patients and patient associations in the EU
- continue to serve as a research and knowledge centre for WD

Members of Eurowilson are actively participating in European and international activities with the aim to transfer knowledge from this network to other networks, patient regsitries and to national authorities and policy makers. We serve the European Committee of Experts in Rare Disease (EUCERD) and the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC).
Start date: 01/01/2012 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2010)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
AE_FY2014_FY2013 [AE_FY2014]
Alzheimer Europe (AE) defines its mission as "changing perceptions, practice and policy in order to improve the access of people with dementia and their carers to treatment options and care services"....
Alzheimer Europe (AE) defines its mission as "changing perceptions, practice and policy in order to improve the access of people with dementia and their carers to treatment options and care services". In addition, the organisation has defined its guiding philosophy as "promoting the autonomy and self-determination of people with dementia and their carers throughout the course of the disease".
To achieve its mission and accomplish its vision, Alzheimer Europe has developed four objectives in its strategic plan (2011-2015) which was developed within the framework of its 2010 Operating Grant:
1. Making dementia a European priority through representing the interests of people with dementia, partnering with European institutions and jointly developing policy;
2. supporting policy with facts by improving the information exchange between AE, its members and other stakeholders, by setting up a European Dementia Observatory and by comparing national systems and identifying best practices;
3. basing our actions on ethical principles by understanding ethical principles and approaches, promoting a rights-based approach to dementia and finding common ground and building consensus on ethical issues;
4. building a stronger organisation by supporting and involving national associations, involving people with dementia and their carers, establishing AE conferences as unique networking opportunities, developing strategic partnerships, providing a sound governance structure and diversifying the organisation`s funding.
On the basis of these strategic objectives, Alzheimer Europe develops annual work plans outlining the priority areas and projects of the organisation.
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2013)
Topic: Health education
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EMSP_FY2013 [EMSP_FY2013]
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its m...
Founded in 1989, EMSP is the umbrella organisation representing 38 national MS societies from 34 European countries. EMSP represents their interests at European level and works collectively with its members to achieve our goals of high quality equitable treatment and support for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) throughout Europe.

EMSP vision is to move from high quality treatment and support for all PwMS in Europe to a world without MS!

EMSP`s mission is to ensure the development and the implementation of high quality standards of treatment and support for PwMS, their families and their carers in Europe, to allow them to lead their life independently and to recognise them as equal members of the society.

EMSP work priorities to achieve this mission are to:
- influence EU institutions and other decision-making bodies to improve their quality of life for PwMS;
- network with other European organisations which share of vision of truly patient centred approach;
- provide MS member organisations with information on relevant EU draft legislation and how we can influence it, and evidence - based projects that will contribute to their work;
- develop and promote recommendations for improved medical treatment and rehabilitation to be implemented in the EU member states and other countries;
- encourage coordinated research aiming to benefit of PwMS;
- initiate and implement cross-border projects to improve the living conditions of PwMS (e.g. in the field of therapies, employment, social security, infrastructure, etc.);
- act as an information platform by exchanging knowledge and best practices relevant to the work of the national MS member organisations;
- enhance a general awareness on MS by informing and educating external audiences;
- and to support national MS Societies, both recent and long-established, in Europe.
Start date: 01/01/2013 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Health education