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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Smoking prevention in action: the Smoke Free Partnership Coalition [SFP OPG]
Tobacco consumption is the single largest avoidable health risk in the EU. Having long acknowledged this threat, the EU was instrumental in designing and achieving consensus on the Framework Conventio...
Tobacco consumption is the single largest avoidable health risk in the EU. Having long acknowledged this threat, the EU was instrumental in designing and achieving consensus on the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The FCTC entered into force in 2005 and was ratified by the EU and its Member States. The Smoke Free Partnership (SFP) is the leading NGO in the EU advocating for FCTC implementation. Since its creation, SFP spearheaded high-profile campaigns across Europe to introduce effective and evidence-based smoking prevention measures. In 2014, SFP formalised its working partnerships by creating the Smoke Free Partnership Coalition. The overarching strategic goal of this proposal is to improve the health of EU citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting smoking prevention at EU and Member State level with a special focus on young people. During this three year period, SFP set four strategic objectives: 1. Promote and support smoking prevention at EU and national level through the development of advocacy strategies that deliver specific EU tobacco control policies 2. Promote and support smoking prevention at international, European and national level through the development and implementation of the FCTC, its protocols and guidelines 3. Mobilise and strengthen the capacity of European and national civil society to complement, support and add value to the policies of the EU and of the Member States4. Strengthen SFP’s institutional capacity to enable it to meet its goal and objectivesThis proposal shows how the SFP Coalition will contribute to Objective 1 of the Health Programme as our work directly relates to health promotion, disease prevention and the fostering of supportive environments for healthy lifestyles. The outcomes of this proposal will complement, support and add value to EU and Member State policies which aim to improve the health of EU citizens and reduce health inequalities.
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: Fctc
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Smoking prevention in action: The Smoke Free Partnership Coalition [SFP SGA 2016]
In 2015, in recognition to its achievements, SFP was awarded the prestigious Luther L. Terry Award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control for Outstanding Organisation by the American Cancer Socie...
In 2015, in recognition to its achievements, SFP was awarded the prestigious Luther L. Terry Award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control for Outstanding Organisation by the American Cancer Society. In 2016, SFP will continue to live up to this recognition by striving towards the fulfilment of its three year plan objectives:

1. Promote and support smoking prevention at EU and national level through the development of advocacy strategies that deliver specific EU tobacco control policies.

2. Promote and support smoking prevention at international, European and national level through the development and implementation of the FCTC, its protocols and guidelines.
3. Mobilise and strengthen the capacity of European and national civil society to complement, support and add value to the policies of the EU and of the Member States.

4. Strengthen SFP’s institutional capacity to enable it to meet its goal and objectives.

The SFP Coalition Annual Work Programme for 2016 will reinforce SFP Coalition policy work by providing tobacco control activities and deliverables in accordance with its strategic priorities and will continue to build upon the groundwork laid down in 2015. It will also assist to achieve the final goal of the SFP Coalition’s three-year work plan which is to improve the health of EU citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting smoking prevention at EU and Member State level with a special focus on measures that prevent the uptake of smoking by young people. This will be done through a high level of cooperation, coordination and advocacy work of SFP Coalition with advocates, academia, researchers and policy makers.


Start date: 01/01/2016 - End date: 31/12/2016

Call: Health Programme Adhoc Call for invited (named) beneficiaries
Topic: Fctc
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ENSP - The Network - Paving the way for a tobacco free Europe. [ENSP FY 2018]
Tobacco consumption is the major single cause for premature deaths in the European Union (EU).
Special Eurobarometer 458/2017 indicates that over a quarter (26%) of European citizens are currently sm...
Tobacco consumption is the major single cause for premature deaths in the European Union (EU).
Special Eurobarometer 458/2017 indicates that over a quarter (26%) of European citizens are currently smoking, and an increase in consumption amongst young people aged 15-24 is observed since 2014 (from 24% to 29%). Smoking within the EU is estimated to cause 700.000 deaths annually, half of which are among 35–69-year-olds. As smoking is responsible for half the difference in deaths across socio-economic groups, tobacco control has a major role to play in reducing health and social inequalities.
ENSP plays a major role in the EU to prevent the tobacco industry from biasing and slowing down the tobacco control community effort. Key objectives for 2018 are:
O.1 - To assist and support the European Institutions with the complete implementation of tobacco control legislation, through the effective transposition and enforcement of the TPD (2014/40/EU) and the implementation of the WHO FCTC - through the provision of solid scientific evidence and awareness raising at the EU level.
O. 2 -To strengthen advocacy capacity at EU MS National level, and more particularly to empower Civil Society organisations, Policy Makers, academics, experts and all other relevant stakeholders through the provision of science based evidence, increased health literacy, promotion of healthy lifestyle decisions, disease prevention and improving access to tobacco dependence treatment, through a wide range of channels and innovative tools
O. 3 - To reduce health inequalities due to tobacco use at the micro level, through focusing on the 3rd Health Programme thematic priority areas and tobacco use, and through the engagement of youth in tobacco control activities
O.4 - To enhance the sustainability of the actions performed through the Operating Grant so as to ensure the strategic long term development and return on EU investment in the post Operating Grant period

Start date: 01/01/2018 - End date: 31/12/2018

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Fctc
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
ENSP - The Network - United for a Tobacco Free Europe [ENSP FY2020]
Efforts to mitigate the devastation of tobacco-attributable morbidity and mortality have advanced in Europe and consist of the adoption of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and the WHO FCTC. In...
Efforts to mitigate the devastation of tobacco-attributable morbidity and mortality have advanced in Europe and consist of the adoption of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and the WHO FCTC. In the face of a changing tobacco product landscape, where dual- and poly-tobacco use has become an increasing public health problem, strategies for addressing the tobacco epidemic must also evolve. Moreover, despite the existence of regulations that are efficacious in reducing the demand for tobacco products, effective implementation remains a persistent challenge across EU MS with an imperative and documented need for regional actions and non-fragmented communication. In light of the above the ENSP 2020 objectives are as follows:
1: To assist and support the central EU level empower capacity at the EU MS National level, for Civil Society with implementing and assessing tobacco control legislation through the provision of scientific evidence and awareness raising
2: To empower capacity at the EU MS level, Civil Society, Policy Makers, clinicians and other stakeholders through the provision of science-based evidence, increased health literacy and improving access to tobacco dependence treatment.
3: To enhance the exchange of tobacco control information across countries, disciplines and generations.
4: To enhance alliances between EU tobacco control stakeholders, to promote sustainability and to ensure the wise use of EU funds.

Results that will be generated include reports on expert mapping, TPD assessment, toolkits, fact sheets, hot topics, guidelines and online modules and information sharing venues. End users and target groups of the 2020 ENSP OG include but are not limited to EU regulators, EU MS regulators, Civil Society, Youth, the Media, the Public, Clinicians and other stakeholders.
Start date: 01/01/2020 - End date: 31/12/2020

Call: Financial Contribution to the Functioning of Non-Governmental Bodies - Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA)
Topic: Fctc
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Preventing cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention [SFPCoalition SGA2020]
The overarching goal of the SFP Coalition multiannual work programme between 2018 and 2021 is to prevent cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special ...
The overarching goal of the SFP Coalition multiannual work programme between 2018 and 2021 is to prevent cancer and chronic diseases through smoking prevention at EU and national level with a special focus on young people and health in all policies. In the third year of the multi-annual programme, the SFP Coalition will work on:

- The multi-annual campaign for raising tobacco excise duties through national and EU-level policy advocacy
- The multi-annual campaign to raise awareness of and support for tobacco control research
- Developing and implementing an awareness campaign towards policy-makers to recognize the crucial role of tobacco control in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and promotion of sustainable health systems in both national health policy and in development policy
- Encouraging civil dialogue by continuing to build capacity of health organisations to engage in the monitoring the EU’s track and trace system and its 2018 strategy and action plan to fight against illicit trade.
- Developing an evidence-based advocacy campaign for strengthening tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship regulations at national and EU level
- Raising awareness and building broad support for tobacco control and FCTC obligations amongst policy makers and the health and research community
- Coordinating European civil society positions and activities at the 9th session of the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC and 2nd Meeting of the Parties to the Illicit Trade Protocol, with a view to supporting global advocacy and actionable decisions for civil society in the EURO region
- Monitoring, exposing and rebutting tobacco industry interference (throughout all policy and advocacy work).

SFP will also continue engaging Coalition members in EU level campaigns and supporting national efforts to improve tobacco control policies by strengthening capacity for effective civil dialogue and tobacco control advocacy at national, European and global levels.
Start date: 01/01/2020 - End date: 31/12/2020

Call: Financial Contribution to the Functioning of Non-Governmental Bodies - Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA)
Topic: Fctc