Health / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Health Action International (HAI) Europe Multi-annual Programme 2015-2017: Equitable access to medicines, their rational use and good governance in the European Union [HAI_FY2015]
HAI Europe contributes to European Union (EU) policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable needed medicines of assured quality and policy and practice that ensures those medicines...
HAI Europe contributes to European Union (EU) policy that promotes universal and equitable access to affordable needed medicines of assured quality and policy and practice that ensures those medicines are used rationally. HAI Europe’s work plan 2015-2017 is dedicated to identify, monitor and support EU policies that provide a response to persistent shortfalls in access to medicines and that are aligned with HAI’s overarching goals on Access to Needed Medicines, Rational Use of Medicines and Democratisation of Medicines Policy in Europe. HAI will work towards these goals through research, evidence-based policy analysis and intervention, training and information sharing. As a result, HAI will advocate for citizen-centred public health policies that address health challenges in the EU and health inequity both within and between EU member states. HAI Europe’s multi-annual programme addresses the objectives of the Third Health Programme and contributes to EU added-value by supporting medicines policies that have the potential to maximise the impact of policy intervention at a regional level, and thereby contributes to better and safer healthcare for EU citizens. HAI Europe is a non-profit, independent NGO and maintains a membership network of consumers, healthcare providers, academics and public interest groups working on pharmaceutical policy issues in Europe. The growing European regional network is represented in over half of EU Member States. The HAI Europe office coordinates actions with the HAI Europe Members Association, and integrates its work in collaboration with other European civil society organisations.
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: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network (ERN) on Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases (VASCERN), SGA Proposal 2017 [VASCERN]
This is the VASCERN SGA Proposal for 2017, under the ERN Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) 2017-2021.
The ERN is coordinated by the ERN Network Coordinator, Pr. Guillaume JONDEAU - AP-HP, H�pi...
This is the VASCERN SGA Proposal for 2017, under the ERN Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) 2017-2021.
The ERN is coordinated by the ERN Network Coordinator, Pr. Guillaume JONDEAU - AP-HP, H�pital Bichat-Claude
Bernard, CRMR Marfan Diseases and related disorders (Centre de R�f�rence Maladies Rares Syndrome de Marfan et
apparent�s).
VASCERN aims to facilitate and improve diagnosis, treatment and care for ALL patients suffering from Rare
Multisystemic Vascular Diseases, thus enhancing access to care, and improving quantity and quality of life of these patients.
Networking, sharing and spreading our expertise, promoting best practices, guidelines and clinical outcomes, patient empowerment, improving knowledge through clinical and basic research are among our objectives.
The European Reference Network on Rare Multisystemic Vascular Diseases gathers European highly specialized
multidisciplinary Healthcare Providers (HCPs) in this thematic area of expertise. The Network includes 5 Rare
Diseases Working Groups: Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases (HTAD-WG), HHT-WG, Medium Sized Arteries (vascular Ehlers Danlos) (MSA-WG) ,Pediatric and Primary Lymphedemas (PPL-WG) and Vascular Anomalies (VASCA-WG). The specific Patient Group enables Patient representatives to work on common issues and to be involved in all activities. In addition, several Thematic Working Groups are established to better tackle transversal issues which are planned in the Multiannual Work Programme on: eHealth, Training & Education, Patient Registry, Ethics, and Communication / Dissemination.
Start date: 01/03/2017 - End date: 28/02/2018

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2017
Topic: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
VASCERN Specific Grant Agreement Proposal (Action Plan Year 2: March 2018-February 2019) [VASCERN]
This is the VASCERN Specific Grant Agreement Proposal for the second year of operation of the ERN (from March 2018 to February 2019), under the VASCERN Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) 2017-2021....
This is the VASCERN Specific Grant Agreement Proposal for the second year of operation of the ERN (from March 2018 to February 2019), under the VASCERN Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) 2017-2021.
VASCERN Network Coordinator is Prof. Guillaume JONDEAU, Cardiologist at the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, CRMR (Center of Reference) Marfan Diseases and related disorders.
VASCERN aims to facilitate and improve diagnosis, treatment and care for all patients suffering from rare multisystemic vascular diseases.
The European Reference Network on rare multisystemic vascular diseases (VASCERN) gathers European highly specialized multidisciplinary Healthcare Providers (HCPs) in this thematic area of expertise.
VASCERN includes 5 Rare Diseases Working Groups (RDWGs):
- Heritable Thoracic Aortic Diseases (HTAD-WG)
- Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT-WG)
- Medium Sized Arteries (vascular Ehlers Danlos) (MSA-WG)
- Pediatric and Primary Lymphedemas (PPL-WG)
- Vascular Anomalies (VASCA-WG)
The specific VASCERN Patient Group (ePAG) enables Patient representatives to work on common issues and to be
involved in all activities.
In addition, several transversal Working Groups work on: eHealth, Training & Education, Patient Registry,
Ethics, Communication / Dissemination.
Our Action Plan for this second year will enable VASCERN to carry on with its work and reinforce its activities with regard to various Work Packages such as: Case discussion on the Clinical Patient Management System (CPMS), Patient Pathways, Clinical Guidelines / recommendations, Mobile Application (improvements), Patient Registry & clinical outcome measures, Communication (improvements), Training & Education, Pills of Knowledge, Clinical trials & research.
Start date: 01/03/2018 - End date: 28/02/2019

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2018
Topic: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Reference Network on BONe rare Diseases [ERN BOND - Year 2]
The main ambition of the ERN BOND is to implement measures that facilitate multidisciplinary, holistic, continuous, patient-centred and participative care provision to people living with rare bone dis...
The main ambition of the ERN BOND is to implement measures that facilitate multidisciplinary, holistic, continuous, patient-centred and participative care provision to people living with rare bone diseases (RBD), supporting them in the full realisation of their fundamental human rights. In particular, ERN BOND aim to ensure that people living with a RBD are afforded the same standards of care and support as the ones available to other citizens with similar requirements. To meet this goal, ERN BOND gathers European professionals highly specialized in the field of RBD for both scientific research and multidisciplinary care to increase knowledge on RDs, to improve healthcare quality and patient safety, to increase access to ultra specialized medical expertise and accessible information beyond national borders, in accordance with Directive 2011/24/EU.
ERN BOND aspiration is to support patients affected by rare bone diseases and their families, to increase their capacity to undertake a participative role in care provision, to set priorities and to participate in decisions regarding their care plan and their life project, in accordance with EUCERD recommendations (2013).

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

Call: EUROPEAN REFERENCE NETWORKS SPECIFIC GRANT AGREEMENTS COVERING YEAR 2018
Topic: Health
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Information for Action [InfAct]
InfAct (Information for Action) is a JA on health information (HI). HI is essential to build up country specific and cross-country knowledge. HI is the basis to inform national health policies, to ste...
InfAct (Information for Action) is a JA on health information (HI). HI is essential to build up country specific and cross-country knowledge. HI is the basis to inform national health policies, to steer population health investment decisions, to assess the effectiveness of different approaches to enhance population health through promotion, prevention, treatments and care. Timely, up-to-date HI is also vital in framing EU wide programs and policies.

The major outcome expected of the JA is a sustainable solid infrastructure on EU HI through improving the availability of comparable, robust and policy-relevant health status data and health system performance information. Through country collaboration, the JA streamlines HI activities, reduces the data collection burden and works for a sustainable and robust data collection in Europe that facilitates and supports country knowledge, health research and policy making.

The JA gives attention to:

• develop the business case and roadmap for implementation of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium on Health Information for Research and Evidence-based Policy
o governance structures,
o national HI consortia and domain specific HI research networks
• assess HI systems (HIS) in MS and regions
• develop a roadmap for training in HI with the objective to tackle HI inequality through Europe
• standardize HI instruments, tools and methods
• strengthen the HI efficiency for public health policy through new ways of using health and non-health data sources
• enhance the introduction of the interoperability of health data sources
• enhance the translation of HI into public policy

The JA watches for the sustainability of all actions taken by the JA. Coordination, dialogue and interaction with the Commission Expert Groups on HI and on HSPA, Eurostat, DG Research and other relevant DGs, international organization (WHO, OECD) reinforce further the sustainability of the JAs’ work and outcomes.

Start date: 01/03/2018 - End date: 28/02/2021

Call: Joint Actions 2017
Topic: Health