Antimicrobial Resistance / Projects

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: Antimicrobial Resistance
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Antibiotic Resistance and Prescribing in European Children [ARPEC]
The general objective of the project is to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing for children in Europe. The specific objectives include determining the variation in antibiotic prescribing for...
The general objective of the project is to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing for children in Europe. The specific objectives include determining the variation in antibiotic prescribing for common childhood infections in the community and hospitals across Europe, compared to local guidelines. The project will also systematically compare rates of antimicrobial resistance. There has been a limited focus on education on antimicrobial resistance on pediatricians. The project will aim to kick start a new network of PID specialists working in close collaboration and building on the existing EU funded surveillance projects. ARPEC will use key opinion leaders within ESPID to try to develop the evidence base for the variation in antibiotic resistance and prescribing. This will then directly translate into long term educational programmes focussing on trainee pediatricians and formalise educational training packages in prudent antimicrobial prescribing.
Start date: 01/09/2010 - End date: 01/01/2014

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Antimicrobial Resistance
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Innovative incentives for Effective Antibacterials [AMR-Conference]
The focus of the conference will be on the discrepancy between the antibiotic
resistance threat and the lack of new drugs foreseen in the pharmaceutical sector. The aim is to explore ways
of creating ...
The focus of the conference will be on the discrepancy between the antibiotic
resistance threat and the lack of new drugs foreseen in the pharmaceutical sector. The aim is to explore ways
of creating incentives for the development of new drugs. Such incentives could be changes in the regulatory
mechanisms, innovative financial instruments or other innovative mechanism.
Start date: 17/09/2009 - End date: 17/05/2010

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Antimicrobial Resistance