Patient Involvement / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe (2015-2017) [AE 2015-2017]
The 2015-2017 framework programme of Alzheimer Europe aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies and strategies, in order to promote be...
The 2015-2017 framework programme of Alzheimer Europe aims to achieve the following objectives:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies and strategies, in order to promote best practices and reduce inequalities in dementia care in Europe (dementia-friendly communities, legal capacity and proxy decision making, care standards and care services for people with dementia and their carers),
2. Promoting collaboration and exchange on ethical issues linked to dementia through the organisation's European Dementia Ethics Network (Ethical challenges faced by professional carers, the changing definition of Alzheimer's disease and disclosure of risk information, societal obligations to people with dementia and their carers),
3. Improving the involvement of people with dementia in EU activities through the active consultation and involvement of the European Working Group of People with Dementia,
4. Improving the information exchange on dementia through the setting up of a European Dementia Observatory and the organisation of an Annual Conference,
5. Capacity building for national Alzheimer associations via the organisation of an Alzheimer Association Academy,
6. Ensuring effective governance.

The organisation's activities are fully aligned with the European Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias which recognised that "the importance of these conditions has long been recogned at a European level has long been recognised at a European level" and will provide important support to the growing number of Member States that are implementing or developing national dementia strategies. The work plan also addresses the priority identified in the third health programme of "support[ing] cooperation and networking in the Union in relation to ]...] improving the response to chronic diseases including [...] neurodegenerative diseases, by sharing knowledge, good practices and developing joint activities.


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: Patient Involvement
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe 2016 [AE2016]
The key objectives of AE's 2016 activities are as follows:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies in order to promote best practices and reduce existing inequalities in deme...
The key objectives of AE's 2016 activities are as follows:
1. Increasing knowledge about current national dementia policies in order to promote best practices and reduce existing inequalities in dementia care in Europe
2. Promoting collaboration and exchange on ethical issues linked to dementia
3. Improving the involvement of people with dementia in EU activities
4. Improving the information exchange on dementia through the setting up of a European Dementia Observatory and the organisation of an Annual Conference
5. Capacity building for national Alzheimer associations
6. Ensuring effective governance
Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Patient Involvement
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions [Endo-ERN]
Endo-ERN builds bridges between European stakeholders around rare endocrine conditions. It is our mission to abolish inequities in care for paediatric and adult patients and for patients in transition...
Endo-ERN builds bridges between European stakeholders around rare endocrine conditions. It is our mission to abolish inequities in care for paediatric and adult patients and for patients in transition. The actions, as defined in our 5-year plan (FPA), are geared at mitigating differences in awareness and knowledge, supporting and informing research, connecting various stakeholders and making agreements among stakeholders in support of excellent care. The work plan is subdivided in 5 work packages containing the phased activities aimed at 8 main thematic groups.
Two key actions were required before Endo-ERN could start to generate an impact of the patients care. First, the network needed to be consolidated and we needed to map what expertise, tools, and gaps there are among the 71 members. Second, we need to create a single, easy-access platform containing all existing and future information. Surveys in the areas of educational requirements, diagnostics, and patient’s view on care have provided a solid reference on which specific strategies can be based. These network-building and mapping and the initiation of the platform activities constitute the first of 3 phases of our 5-year plan. Indeed, the end of Endo-ERN’s 1st year concludes phase 1.
In phase 2 (Y2-4) we focus on the stepwise execution and implementation of the planning generated in phase 1. While the platform has not reached its full functional state, it will be operational for most of the intended purposes, in short order. Using the Y1 developments, the coordination actions of Y2 will yield: (1) an educational program that fits with the needs of Endo-ERN members, (2) an e-environment that supports all actions of Endo-ERN, (3) Endo-ERN influence on setting guidelines and research agendas, (4) a functional clinical support Operational Helpdesk to democratise access to high-expertise consultations that also enables linking to registries (5) a start with an interconnected diagnostic laboratory network.


Start date: 01/03/2018 - End date: 28/02/2019

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2018
Topic: Patient Involvement
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network on Rare Endocrine Conditions [Endo-ERN]
Endo-ERN builds bridges between European stakeholders around rare endocrine conditions. The actions, as defined in our 5-year plan (FPA), are geared at mitigating differences in awareness and knowledg...
Endo-ERN builds bridges between European stakeholders around rare endocrine conditions. The actions, as defined in our 5-year plan (FPA), are geared at mitigating differences in awareness and knowledge, supporting and informing research, connecting various (types of) stakeholders and making agreements in support of excellent care. The work plan is subdivided in 5 work packages containing phased activities aimed at 8 main thematic groups. After sculpting a coherent network in Y1, key initiation actions are currently being addressed. While the platform has not reached its full functional state yet it will be operational for most of the intended purposes within Y2. This functional network will have the requirements of troubleshooting and adaptations, which will be the focus of Y3, while Y4 will be centred around internal benchmark activities. Y4 will make any gaps in the network evident that may have been overseen before the transition from a theoretical to an operational network. The Y3-4 actions under the proposed SGA will result in the integration of 5 WPs and 8 MTGs to a point of functional operations. Key features include ability to perform virtual consultations, MTG-based e-learning, endocrine overarching research strategy/agenda in line with endocrine societies, effective matching of patients and expert labs for optimal care. The final period of the framework period is geared towards mechanisms to ensure quality (of activities, outcomes and added value, and members and their efforts) as well as sustainability. For this, Endo-ERN develops internal processes and also aims to collaborate with other stakeholders (ERNs, European Commission, national ministries of health, etc) to coordinate actions for quality assurance and sustainability. It is our mission to abolish inequities in care for paediatric and adult patients and for patients in transition. This final program will ensure this mission is implemented to make it a mainstay in the European healthcare ecosystem.
Start date: 01/03/2019 - End date: 28/02/2022

Call: Multiannual Grant Agreements for European Reference Networks
Topic: Patient Involvement