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Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
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The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing...
The members of the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) work together towards the vision `healthy employees in healthy organisations`. They are committed to the mission of developing and promoting good workplace health practice, which in turn contributes to a high level of health protection and sustainable economic and social development in Europe.
This vision is part of a broader vision at European policy level: The EU Lisbon Agenda identifies the goal for this decade to develop the EU region `to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion`. In this context workplace health promotion is part of the concept of quality in work with impacts on productivity, employment and social cohesion.

Healthy work impacts on the quality of working life and non-working life, and contributes to the level of health protection of communities and populations. It also impacts on microeconomic performance (productivity and innovation) and macroeconomic performance (efficiency of the health care, welfare and education sector, competitiveness of businesses at company, national and European level). Healthy work finally also contributes to social cohesion.

Healthy work is organised through processes both inside and outside enterprises that are based on the general management cycle, and specifically include infrastructure building and marketing.

With its vision and mission, ENWHP contributes especially to the reduction of health inequalities, to the development of a European health information system and to improving important health determinants with impacts on all relevant settings in working and non-working life.

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

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Health at work
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Strengthening occupational health professionals' capacities to improve the health of the ageing workforces. [e-CAPACIT8]
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The ...
The general objective of the `e-CAPACIT8` project is to strengthen the capacities of European occupational health professionals (OHPs), so that they can facilitate the process of workers` ageing. The primary objective is built on four specific objectives (SOs), namely:

SO 1: to analyse and review the state of the art of the European OHPs` training curricula;
SO 2: to identify and continuously enrol the biggest possible number of stakeholders in the project, throughout its duration;
SO 3: to develop training material for use through the platform;
SO 4: to launch the functional version of the e-learning platform and actively enrol active users.

It is believed that such a formulation of the SOs will foster coherent proceedings during the project, whereas their successful completion will warrant the achievement of the project`s overall aim.
Start date: 01/02/2013 - End date: 01/06/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Health at work
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Response to Emerging infectious disease: Assessment and development of Core capacities and Tools [REACT]
The project will generate new and assess existing evidence to establish tools and best practices, and to define core capacities for the specified areas which are likely to be applicable and acceptable...
The project will generate new and assess existing evidence to establish tools and best practices, and to define core capacities for the specified areas which are likely to be applicable and acceptable throughout the EU.
Start date: 01/04/2008 - End date: 01/02/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Health at work
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Promoting Implementation of Recommendations on Policy, Information and Data for Rare Diseases [RD-ACTION]
Rare diseases (RD) have been identified as one of the paradigmatic fields in which actions conducted at the European level constitute the adequate response to their specific problems: poor recognition...
Rare diseases (RD) have been identified as one of the paradigmatic fields in which actions conducted at the European level constitute the adequate response to their specific problems: poor recognition leading to diagnostic delay and inappropriate management including adapted social services, poor health outcomes, social burden, limited knowledge on natural history and pathophysiology leading to an insufficient development of new therapies. The low prevalence and the specificity of RD make that a global, multi-stakeholder approach, intended to gather specific expertise and to build shared strategies is necessary to address these issues.
The general objectives of RD-Action are to:
▪ Support the further development and sustainability of the Orphanet database, the biggest global repository of information on RD
▪ Contribute to solutions to ensure an appropriate codification of RD in health information systems
▪ Continue implementation of the priorities identified in Council Recommendation 2009/C151/02 and the Commission Communication (COM 2008 679) on RD, with a view to ensuring the sustainability of the recommended priority actions and to support the work of the Commission Expert Group on Rare Diseases (CEGRD).
This JA will expand and consolidate the achievements of the former JAs on RD supported by the European Commission: the Orphanet JA and the EUCERD JA. More precisely, this proposal has the ambition to help member states to implement the recommended measures adopted or to be adopted by the CEGRD and to produce the data necessary for countries to do so. Interactions between the production of data at the Orphanet database level and the implementation of policy priorities including codification will be strengthened during this JA.RD-Action large geographical coverage is key to success as it will promote the transfer of European recommendations into national policies and the collection of information and concerns from MS to the CEGRD, thus to the European Commission.

Start date: 01/06/2015 - End date: 31/07/2018

Call: Grants for actions co-financed with Member State authorities 2014 (Joint Actions)
Topic: Health at work
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for Highly Infectious Diseases [EuroNHID]
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals invo...
The general objective of the EuroNHID project will be to create a network of centres identified, in the participating European Member States, as high isolation units (HIUs) or reference hospitals involved in (or planned for be involved in) the care of patients affected by highly infectious diseases (HIDs).
Start date: 01/07/2007 - End date: 01/01/2011

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Health at work