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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network of Health Promoting Schools [ENHPS]
The ENHPS was tripartite initiative, involving the Council of Europe (CE), the European Commission (EC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO), in a collaborative action throughout the last 10 y...
The ENHPS was tripartite initiative, involving the Council of Europe (CE), the European Commission (EC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO), in a collaborative action throughout the last 10 years. The programme operated in 44 countries. The main aim of the programme was to establish strategic and sustainable health promoting school approaches in member states. Experience had shown that a systematic process of planning and implementation of the programme, with technical and political support, were the key components of success. Main barriers were lack of appropriate national technical management, professional leadership and political commitment.
Start date: 01/12/2003 - End date: 01/12/2004
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Network on Drugs and Infections Prevention in Prison [ENDIPP]
• collect, compare and widely distribute data and information on infectious diseases, drug use and its consequences and related prevention activities in prisons in the EU Member States ;
• develo...
• collect, compare and widely distribute data and information on infectious diseases, drug use and its consequences and related prevention activities in prisons in the EU Member States ;
• develop with all involved partners common and effective epidemiological and sociological research tools, in order to monitor the epidemiology of drug related health threats and evaluate prevention approaches ;
• promote exchange of experience and information in the above area in the Member States ;
• promote and sustain the implementation of effective harm reduction and abstinence oriented programmes (in the context of current national legislation) ;
• formulate recommendations for primary and secondary prevention of infectious diseases and other drug related health and social problems.
Start date: 01/12/2003 - End date: 01/06/2007
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
Topic: 
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Operation of the European NGO Network for Smoking Prevention [-]
the ENSP was committed to promote and improve health and reduce avoidable morbidity by tackling tobacco as a health determinant. The aim of the ENSP was to ensure continuity with the existing networki...
the ENSP was committed to promote and improve health and reduce avoidable morbidity by tackling tobacco as a health determinant. The aim of the ENSP was to ensure continuity with the existing networking on a pan European scale among stakeholder organisations, to address in a coordinated and coherent way the concerns of the civil society and to be able to increase cost effectiveness and efficiency of smoking prevention activities. The objectives of the ENSP was multiple. One of the main tasks of the ENSP since 1998 had been to initiate/co-ordinate large scale, innovate, priority driven and cost-effective European smoking prevention projects. The individual objectives:
-The Globalink project served as a forum of exchange of reliable information by linking inter-governmental, non-governmental and national organisations, as well as individuals, through a secure information system. It enhanced the capability of smoking prevention associations, organisations, networks and bodies by facilitating and supporting their communication infrastructure to ensure effective cooperation and providing them with instant access to an interactive computer information service.
-The Quit project : The European Network of Quitlines had as an overriding aim to promote the improvement of health, to reduce avoidable morbidity and premature mortality by the development of Code of Practice tools and policy recommendations, in order to bring together both experienced and newer Quitlines.
-The project developed by the European Medical Associations Explains that the coordination of action and responses to policy and scientific initiatives at European level brought synergies, resulting in greater impact and visibility. They seeked to build on their experience of working with medical associations across Europe so as to better engage and coordinate medical associations in supporting and articulating evidence-based public health policies and practices on tobacco. The project aimed to develop networks, expert information and dissemination tools.
-Health Professionals and Smoking Cessation in a Larger Europe aimed at developing a horizontal European smoking cessation programme through the identification, assessment and development of best practice strategies, policies and guidelines on smoking cessation for health care providers. The project developed to create a tobacco-free environment for adolescents, best practice guidelines for teachers and other adults involved in adolescents education aimed at promoting local tobacco policies including smoking prevention and cessation policies among teachers and adults working with adolescents.
- Evidence-based policy development and enforcement for the prevention of exposure to passive smoking in European and accession countries (EB-ETSPV) project provided scientific expertise in order to quantify levels of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in workplaces and public places of a sample of cities. This provided both a description of the situation, that was used to raise awareness and prompt interventions in those places with the highest exposure levels, and to be used as “bottom line” to monitor trends and progress in the situation, including the assessment of the impact of smoking control policies.
Finally the aim of the European Network, smoke free Maternity and Hospitals was to continue the development of the project “Smoke Free Hospitals” and to enlarged it to applicant countries. In addition a new network " European network of smoke free Maternity” was created and an emphasis was put on developing the important role and the enormous credibility of the Health professionals in order to influence the female population in age of procreation.
Start date: 01/12/2003 - End date: 01/03/2005
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Alcohol Policy Network in the Context of a Larger Europe: Bridging the Gap [EUROCARE]
• To create a European Alcohol Policy Network
• To collaborate and coordinate with other multi-annual projects in the field of alcohol;
• To involve young people in alcohol policy making; ...
• To create a European Alcohol Policy Network
• To collaborate and coordinate with other multi-annual projects in the field of alcohol;
• To involve young people in alcohol policy making;
• To undertake a review of current alcohol policy in all Member States and applicant countries, building on the work of the European Comparative Alcohol Study and the Alcohol Policy database of the European Office of the World Health organization;
• To launch the Network at a major conference in Poland in 2004. The conference was marketed to policy makers, programme implementers, health promoters, prevention specialists and prevention planners working in governmental and non-governmental organisations;
• To agree and disseminate a conference Charter “Bridging the Alcohol Policy Gap in Europe”;
• To prepare a series of theatre sketches contrasting stakeholder views on alcohol policy to convey complex policy issues in an innovative way to young people;
• To create an alcohol advocacy policy manual and training course (Advocacy Tool Kit) to meet the needs of policy makers and programme implementers;
• To convene two advocacy training schools for policy makers and programme implementers in order to build consensus in favour of health and social-minded reform;
• To undertake alcohol policy technical visits to all applicant countries; and
• To provide background material for the 2005 European Commission conference on alcohol, health and society.
Start date: 01/12/2003 - End date: 01/12/2006
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
EU Evidence-based Consensus Conference on Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases [EUPREVCON]

Through an evidence-based expert conference as the priority health component of the Irish Presidency in 2004, to:- Recommend appropriate lifestyle and health behaviours to promote and maintain cardio...

Through an evidence-based expert conference as the priority health component of the Irish Presidency in 2004, to:- Recommend appropriate lifestyle and health behaviours to promote and maintain cardiovascular health, to include diet and physical activity,- Agree quantitative risk factor targets for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease to include smoking, raised blood cholesterol and blood pressure,- Recommend multisectoral collaboration to create EU-wide environments to promote and support cardiovascular health, Provide comprehensive Guidance to Member States on health promotion actions and clinical practice to achieve the recommended lifestyle and risk factor targets, and - widely disseminate the recommendations and targets and the outcomes from the conference.
Start date: 01/12/2003 - End date: 01/03/2005
Call: Health Determinants (Hd 2003)
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