Chronic Diseases / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Innovating care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe [ICARE4EU]
The project ICARE4EU aims to contribute to the innovation of care for European citizens with multiple chronic conditions by increasing and disseminating knowledge of potentially effective and efficien...
The project ICARE4EU aims to contribute to the innovation of care for European citizens with multiple chronic conditions by increasing and disseminating knowledge of potentially effective and efficient models of integrated care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are developed and implemented in (parts of) European countries. The vast majority of people with multimorbidity are older individuals. Integrated care addresses their integral needs for health and social care, and is provided by multidisciplinary teams of professionals and/or informal carers.
ICARE4EU will describe the state of the art in 30 European countries; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current integrated care programmes; identify best practices from different perspectives; generate knowledge about key characteristics and conditions for successful management and implementation of integrated care programmes; design a template for future monitoring of the developments in multimorbidity chronic illness care; and disseminate its findings throughout Europe.

Start date: 01/03/2013 - End date: 01/08/2016

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2012)
Topic: Chronic Diseases
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Surveillance System: Occurrence of Urinary Incontinence in Women as a Consequence of Inefficient or Inappropriate Obstetric Care [Ob.Surve]
The project aims at setting up a surveillance system to monitor the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women in the EU. The project will focus on incontinence as a consequence of inefficient o...
The project aims at setting up a surveillance system to monitor the occurrence of urinary incontinence (UI) in women in the EU. The project will focus on incontinence as a consequence of inefficient or inappropriate obstetric care, with the ultimate view to formulate appropriate strategies, policies and actions to avoid these conditions, and thus improve the quality of life of particular sections of the female population.
Start date: 01/05/2008 - End date: 01/03/2011

Call: Health Information (Hi 2007)
Topic: Chronic Diseases
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Empowering Hospital [Emp-H]
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting H...
This multicentre project aims to foster health promotion interventions and environments suitable for patients, their families, and health professionals. The strategy is based on the Health Promoting Hospitals (HPH) framework with a strong emphasis on evidence based prevention.
The ultimate goal of this project is achievement of measurable improvements in population health through comprehensive promotion of healthy behaviours in diverse and complementary categories of individuals.
The project would focus on vulnerable patients presenting with acute manifestation of an underlying chronic condition, and on those they have stronger bonds with. Both patients and their families are assumed—in line with theory and evidence—to feel more susceptible to illness and more open to realize

Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Chronic Diseases
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Participation To Healthy Workplaces And inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector [PATHWAYS]
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to n...
Individuals with chronic diseases and mental disorders often experience work-related problems, such as unemployment, absenteeism, reduced productivity and stigmatization in the workplace, leading to negative consequences at individual, national and European level. The rising prevalence of chronic diseases and mental disorders as well as the current economic crisis make this issue even more problematic, requiring action in terms of innovative strategies to improve the participation of these persons in the labor market. Unfortunately, this is hindered by a lack of knowledge of which strategies are available in the different European countries and their effectiveness, and a lack of clarity regarding the employment-related needs of these individuals, leading to gaps between what is offered and what is needed. Therefore, PATHWAYS aims a) to identify integration and re-integration strategies that are available in Europe and beyond, b) to determine their effectiveness, c) to assess the specific employment-related needs of persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders and d) to develop guidelines supporting the implementation of effective professional integration and reintegration strategies. Involvement in PATHWAYS of 12 partners with vast expertise in the area of chronic and mental conditions and employment from 10 different European countries allows to compare strategies between different European regions, taking into account cultural, social, and political differences. Stakeholder consultations, including advocacy organizations, employers, policy makers, international organizations, and European Union delegates, will provide useful insights as to the development and implementation of policy recommendations to improve their integration or reintegration into the workplace. In this way, PATHWAYS will provide the first steps to work towards a more inclusive labor market in which persons with chronic diseases and mental disorders can meaningfully participate.
Start date: 01/05/2015 - End date: 30/04/2018

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2014
Topic: Chronic Diseases
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORK OF EXPERT CENTRES IN RARE ANAEMIAS [ENERCA 3]
The main objective of ENERCA 3 is the establishment of a European Reference Network (ERN) of Expert Centres (EC) in Rare Anaemias (RA). Identify appropriate centres of expertise (Expert Centres) throu...
The main objective of ENERCA 3 is the establishment of a European Reference Network (ERN) of Expert Centres (EC) in Rare Anaemias (RA). Identify appropriate centres of expertise (Expert Centres) throughout each national territory involved in ENERCA 3 Project is one of its most important goals. The ERN will establish a link between the ECs and will serve as a platform for foster their participation respecting the national competences and rules in regard of their authorisation or recognition. Once established the ERN will be responsible of organize healthcare pathways for patients suffering from rare anaemias through the establishment of cooperation with relevant experts and exchange of professionals and expertise within country or from abroad when necessary. The ECs will include in their plans or strategies the necessary conditions for the diffusion and mobility of expertise and knowledge on order to facilitate the treatment of patients in their proximity. One of the most important tools for ENERCA activities will be the Web site (www.enerca.org), established by ENERCA 1 and consolidated by ENERCA 2. The Website will be also very useful for giving support to the use of information and communication technologies such as telemedicine where it is necessary to ensure distant access to the specific healthcare needed.
Start date: 01/06/2009 - End date: 01/06/2012

Call: Promote Health (Hp-2008)
Topic: Chronic Diseases