Integration / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
TogethERN ReCONNET: a European Registry Infrastructure for data harmonization in rare and complex connective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases [TogethERN ReCONNET]
TogethERN ReCONNET, the European Registry Infrastructure for data harmonization in rare and complex connective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases (rCTDs), aims at integrating all existing and newly d...
TogethERN ReCONNET, the European Registry Infrastructure for data harmonization in rare and complex connective tissue and musculoskeletal diseases (rCTDs), aims at integrating all existing and newly developed registries on rCTDs across Europe and providing a sufficient number of cases that will help in better understanding the natural course of the diseases, characterizing diseases in the early phases, mapping disease history, identifying different disease phenotypes and distinguishing predictive variables for disease outcomes. Information gathered through the long-term follow-up of a large number of patients will facilitate a better assessment of the clinical problems of patients with rCTDs and may help in determining an improved management of these patients and healthcare planning in general.
The creation of a European Registry Infrastructure on rCTDs is crucial to improve clinical practice and disease understanding in the field of rCTDs and the ERN ReCONNET offers the natural framework for the development of this project, providing an established Network of rCTDs experts, patients and patients representatives, health economists, policy maker and quality assessors.
TogethERN ReCONNET will represent a European Registry Infrastructure integrating both existing and novel registries within the project timeframe. In detail, TogethERN ReCONNET aims at:
• Promoting a harmonised data collection approach on rCTDs in Europe;
• Integrating and implementing existing rCTDs data;
• Improving disease knowledge, clinical management and care provided to rCTDs patients;
• Facilitating rCTDs research, post-authorisation studies and cost-effective healthcare planning.
TogethERN ReCONNET integrates and improves the existing knowledge in the field of rCTDs, addressing the needs of different stakeholders, supporting the improvement of the disease knowledge and management, current and future policies on the treatment and management of rare diseases.
Start date: 01/03/2020 - End date: 28/02/2023

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2019
Topic: Integration
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: Integration
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
HepCare Europe: [HEPCARE EUROPE]
HCV infects and affects a population in the EU who do not access care. The arrival of new curative HCV drugs are a great opportunity for those resourced to attend services and adhere to treatment, bu...
HCV infects and affects a population in the EU who do not access care. The arrival of new curative HCV drugs are a great opportunity for those resourced to attend services and adhere to treatment, but this adherent population is the minority in the EU. If we aim to cure HCV in all risk groups we must take the treatment to the patient and vice-versa. The activities will support the development of national hepatitis strategies, screening and treatment guidelines, taking into account available treatment options. It will help to bridge primary, secondary care, and outreach in the community to facilitate access to and uptake of testing and treatment services particularly among key risk groups including drug users and homeless. It will also assess the potentially considerable economic impact of available treatment and testing strategies on health systems, which are under the responsibility of the EU Member States, with a view to inform decisions on balancing access to medicines with the financial sustainability of health systems. The HepCare project will contain six different components.HepCheck will aim at intensifying screening in the communityHepLink will link primary and secondary care HepEd will educate and up-skill healthcare professionals in the treatment of Hepatitis CHepFriend will provide a peer advocate support programme for patients to help treatment outcomesHepCost will assess the economic impact of the projectThe coordinator will have overall responsibility for disseminating the project impact and liaising with decision makers.The project will take place in 4 member states: Ireland, the UK, Spain and Romania.The HepCare Project will build on work undertaken by the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction with the aim of reducing morbidity and mortality related to hepatitis C and reducing the socioeconomic impact of hepatitis in the EU/EEA.
Start date: 01/05/2016 - End date: 31/10/2019

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2015
Topic: Integration
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Strengthen Community Based Care to minimize health inequalities and improve the integration of vulnerable migrants and refugees into local communities [Mig-HealthCare]
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in ...
Mig-HealthCare will produce a roadmap to effective community based care models to improve physical and mental health care services, support the inclusion and participation of migrants and refugees in European communities and reduce health inequalities. Through the roadmap Mig-HealthCare will test implementation feasibility of community based care models in different settings and countries through pilot testing and assessment. Mig-HealthCare responds to all the current Work Program priorities and especially to the ones regarding the creation of innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems and facilitating access to better and safer healthcare services. Mig-HealthCare implements a participatory approach and recognizes differences between refugee/migrant groups and MS. The roadmap and toolbox will include guidelines and tools using ICT technology to reorient health care services to a community level. It will create networks of cooperation on all aspects that influence community health care including mental health and community integration characteristics. The project methodology is participatory and includes focus groups/interviews and surveys with all the target groups (vulnerable migrants/refugees, service providers, local community stakeholders), review of the current state of the art, collection and assessment of best practice, the development of an algorithm & prediction model, pilot implementation and creation of evidence based guidance and recommendations. Mig-HealthCare will: (1) Describe the current physical and mental health profile of vulnerable migrants/refugees including needs, expectations and capacities of service providers (2) Develop a comprehensive roadmap/toolbox for the implementation of community based care models including prediction models, best practice examples, algorithms and tailored made health and mental health materials (3) Pilot test and assess community care models and produce guidance and recommendations.
Start date: 01/05/2017 - End date: 30/06/2020

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2016
Topic: Integration