Ethnic minorities / Projects

Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Chain of Trust–Understanding patients and health professionals’ perspective on Telehealth to build confidence and acceptance [Chain of Trust]
The paramount objective of the "Chain of Trust" project is to advance the empowerment of patients, health professionals and national health authorities across the EU in their understanding and effecti...
The paramount objective of the "Chain of Trust" project is to advance the empowerment of patients, health professionals and national health authorities across the EU in their understanding and effective use of telehealth services in an effort to actively contribute to the vision of high quality, patient-centred, equitable healthcare for all EU patients.
Through a series of focused and well defined actions the project will strengthen significantly the levels of awareness and trust for all key stakeholders.

To this end two specific objectives have been identified:

1. Knowledge gathering. To improve available knowledge of the specific views – needs, perceptions on the added value and concerns - among patients and health professionals with regard to telehealth services;

2. Rasing awareness and understanding. To increase awareness and understanding of users` perspective on telehealth amongst patients` and health professionals` organisations and health authorities at European and Member State level.
Start date: 01/01/2011 - End date: 01/01/2013

Call: Improve Citizen''S Health Security (Hs-2009)
Topic: Ethnic minorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health [Vulnerability NW]
The proposal creates a new, open ‘European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health’, bringing together NGOs and academic partners from 17 EU Member States and 2 EFTA/EEA countries. Our goal is...
The proposal creates a new, open ‘European network to reduce vulnerabilities in health’, bringing together NGOs and academic partners from 17 EU Member States and 2 EFTA/EEA countries. Our goal is to contribute to decreased EU-wide health inequalities and to more responsive health systems that are better equipped to deal with vulnerability factors that increase health inequalities.The economic crisis has demonstrated that everyone could be ‘vulnerable’ at a given moment in their life. Many members of ‘vulnerable groups’ such as (undocumented) migrants or asylum seekers, sex workers, drug users, Roma, the homeless etc. are actually quite resilient. Consequently, the concept of 'vulnerability' is more useful, inclusive and more precise than the term ‘vulnerable groups’. In order for health systems in Europe to be sustainable and resilient, they need to be able to cover the whole population without any gaps and effectively deal with multiple vulnerabilities.The founding members of the Network seek to gain greater capacity and skills through mutual learning about how to improve health service delivery, patient empowerment, common data collection and advocacy. As a result, people facing multiple vulnerabilities will get access to higher quality care in the health programmes run by Network members and the skills and knowledge they need to get easier access to good quality care in mainstream healthcare systems. The Network will undertake a common data collection process to generate robust data, analysed and validated by a leading epidemiologist. This data will be valuable for academics to review and acquire greater understanding about how vulnerabilities contribute to health inequalities. It will also be a new resource for local, regional, national and EU health authorities, enlarging the evidence base on reducing vulnerabilities in health and identifying ways that health systems could become more responsive and adapted.
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: Ethnic minorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
SPORT, WELL-BEING AND HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES PARTICIPATING IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS [SOEEF2017]
The Special Olympics EU Eurasia Foundation (SOEEF) is dedicated to providing critical services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through ongoing training and competition, physical ...
The Special Olympics EU Eurasia Foundation (SOEEF) is dedicated to providing critical services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities through ongoing training and competition, physical activities, inclusive sport, social inclusive initiatives and health services in all 28 Member States. The objectives are to offer quality training, competition, health screenings, and ongoing inclusive opportunities to athletes to maximize individual athlete potential, promote health and a healthy lifestyle both in sport and daily life, whilst reducing health inequalities and improving access to quality health services for people with intellectual disabilities.
In summary we can point out that people with intellectual disabilities have a wide range of chronic and acute health issues and conditions. In many instances, more frequent and severe symptoms than the general population; are twice as likely to have significant visual problems and at much younger age; are hardly ever engaged in vigorous physical activity and find it difficult to make themselves understood when speaking with health professionals; health conditions are may be similar to the general population, the impacts can be greater on those with ID; Experience higher mortality rates as a result of higher rates of cardiovascular diseases. Special Olympics EU Eurasia and its partner national programs provides its service to almost half a million individuals with intellectual disabilities across the EU driven mainly by volunteers.
The Healthy Athletes (HA) program provides access to health care for SO Athletes not only to improve their ability to improve health and fitness levels or to train and compete in SO events, but also to identify health care needs and to improve quality of health care for people with intellectual disabilities. The integrated health and physical activity action plan improves public health and reduces health inequalities of people with intellectual disabilities.
Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2017

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Ethnic minorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Network to reduce vulnerabilities in health [Vulnerability NW]
The European Network to reduce vulnerabilities in health brings together NGOs and academic partners from 23 European countries. Its goal is to contribute to the reduction of EU-wide health inequalitie...
The European Network to reduce vulnerabilities in health brings together NGOs and academic partners from 23 European countries. Its goal is to contribute to the reduction of EU-wide health inequalities and to improve the response from better equipped health systems so as to deal with vulnerability factors. The Network advocates in favour of better access to healthcare for people facing vulnerabilities through solid quantitative data collection among the partners and advocacy towards European institutions and stakeholders. The members work in different fields of health and social care provision and support a variety of target groups, from the homeless and sex workers to people in poverty and migrants. This creates the potential for rich exchanges on good practices and an opportunity for more effective common advocacy activities across Europe.

2017-last year of a three-year project (2015-2017) - will focus on capitalising on the lessons learned over the three years and enlarging ambitions for future collaboration. This implies designing tools that can be used in the longer run such as a toolkit on best practices and two webinars on data collection and patient empowerment. Dialogue between the members will continue, sharing knowledge about activities and expertise by organizing exchanges between peers and workshops on advocacy and empowerment.

The Network will continue to work on the data collection process in 14 European countries. Medical and social surveys conducted in free clinics receiving people facing vulnerabilities (EU citizens and migrants) enable to identify their health status and social determinants, including obstacles to access to care, in order to inform health policy makers and obtain positive changes. More particularly, the Network’s joint data collection and advocacy on refugees’ health needs will help create a more balanced public discourse within which policy makers can commit to abide by their international obligations towards refugees.

Start date: 01/01/2017 - End date: 31/12/2017

Call: Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies (Operating grants)
Topic: Ethnic minorities
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network for HIV/STI Prevention and Health Promotion among Migrant Sex Workers [TAMPEP 8]
The main objective of TAMPEP is to reduce the HIV vulnerability of migrant and mobile sex workers through the development, exchange, promotion and implementation of appropriate policies and interventi...
The main objective of TAMPEP is to reduce the HIV vulnerability of migrant and mobile sex workers through the development, exchange, promotion and implementation of appropriate policies and interventions across Europe.
Start date: 01/11/2007 - End date: 01/11/2009

Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2006)
Topic: Ethnic minorities