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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
RARE-LIVER: A European Reference Network in Rare Hepatological Diseases [RARE-LIVER]
This proposal is to support the creation of a European Reference Network (ERN) in rare hepatological diseases. Liver disease is a major and growing problem in the European population. The expansion in...
This proposal is to support the creation of a European Reference Network (ERN) in rare hepatological diseases. Liver disease is a major and growing problem in the European population. The expansion in clinical need because of increasing disease impact has not been matched by expansion in the clinical workforce leading to a relative lack of expertise. The challenge is particularly accute in rare liver diseaese; a setting in which Europe leads the world in terms of academic innovation. The ERN model is particularly attractive in the setting of rare liver disease as it will foster the development of "virtual critical mass" across European centres with benefits in terms of clinical care deliver, teaching and training and research capacity. Supported by the relevant professional societies (The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), the community of clinicians and patient groups interested in rare liver dsiease have come to together to develop a network which is unique in our field. Covering all ranges, from paediatric to adult through transitional care, RARE-LIVER has 3 themes reflecting important disease groupings (Autoimmune Liver Diseease; Metabolic, Biliary Atresia and Related Disease; Structural Liver Disease) with a coherent plan to increase both our disease scope and geographical coverage. We will improve patient care directly through our work on guideline optimisation, care pathway development and the implementation of a model of "TELE-BOARDS" with multi-centre discussion of complex and challenging cases. We will also facilitate improvement in diagnostics capcity through development of quality assurance programmes in serology and histopathology, and case referral pathways to support centres lacking diagnostic techology. Our training and research programmes will enhance care delivery through increase in the trained workforce and knowledge respectively.
Start date: 07/03/2017 - End date: 06/03/2022

Call: European Reference Networks
Topic: Child
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Schools for Health in Europe network (2015-2017) [SHE network]
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on s...
The aim of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network is to improve the health of children and young people in Europe, including reducing health inequalities, through a specific setting focus on schools. The network supports its members to further develop and sustain school health promotion by providing a European platform for school health promotion.For 2015-2017 4 specific objectives are formulated. By the end of 2017:• the functioning of national and regional health promoting school networks and the implementation of health promoting schools has been supported by sharing good practices, expertise and skills;• the professional development of SHE network members and other stakeholders has been supported by the delivery of the SHE support programme;• the visibility and access to evidence based information on school health promotion has increased by the delivery of publications and presentations;• the dissemination of school health promotion research findings and innovative research consortia has been promoted.Methods to achieve these objectives are: organising annual meetings and capacity building workshops. Maintaining SHE website, helpdesk, share information through newsletters and social media and by encouraging regional and cross-border cooperation. Developing online school twinning tool and the SHE online school manual. Developing an e-learning tool, organising a summer school, support publications and consultancy visits. Making SHE leaflets, factsheets, an online glossary and by representing the network at international conferences.The health of children and young people are and will be a key priority for the European Commission. The activities in the network relate directly to the first overall objective of the third programme of community action in the field of health (2014-2020) and thematic priorities 1.1 till 1.4 are high priority issues in school programmes and settings. The SHE network encourages a whole school approach to these priorities.
Start date: 16/12/2014 - End date: 15/12/2017

Call: Call for Proposals for Framework Partnership Agreement for Operating Grants 2014
Topic: Child