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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Stronger Together [AAE]
Against the epidemiogical background and evidence that was described in the FPA2018 – 2021, in 2020, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) will continue the work under the three objectives
1. AAE contributes eff...
Against the epidemiogical background and evidence that was described in the FPA2018 – 2021, in 2020, AIDS Action Europe (AAE) will continue the work under the three objectives
1. AAE contributes effectively to the HIV, TB and hepatitis response in Europe
2. AAE provides platforms to communicate and facilitate collaboration, networking, and linking and learning
3. Continuous improvement of network collaboration through governance and internal management.

Herewith we will continue focusing on the following six core thematic areas identified by our members and partners:
- Community based voluntary counselling and testing
- Affordability of medicines
- Tackling legal barriers in the response to HIV, TB and hepatitis
- Criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Tackling stigma and discrimination

The application for the SGA 2021 is written in times when due to the SARS CoV-2 - Coronavirus the planning of activities for the next year is extremely difficult. AAE will implement the activities planned in the FPA for 2021 as much as possible, taking into consideration risk-mitigation scenarios in case that restrictions entail the adaptation of activities, for instance by conducting meetings online rather than face-to-face or other format changes. There are indications that, even if the Corona-Virus situation is improving, it will have a profound impact on collaboration, communication and content of international work in the field of HIV, viral hepatitis and TB. This application reflects also cross-sectional acivities when the expertise from the HIV, TB and viral hepatitis field for instance in tackling discrimination and stigma, criminalisation or affordability can be transferred to the Coronavirus situation.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) - Priorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
European Public Health Association (EUPHA) - proposal for operating activities in 2021 [EUPHA-OG-2021]
Operating Grant proposal by European Public Health Association (EUPHA) for operating activities and costs in 2021.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) - Priorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Alzheimer Europe 2021 [AE2021]
Alzheimer Europe outlined five strategic priorities in its framework partnership (2018- 2021). For the 2021 Work Plan, the following specific objectives can be outlined for each of the five priorities...
Alzheimer Europe outlined five strategic priorities in its framework partnership (2018- 2021). For the 2021 Work Plan, the following specific objectives can be outlined for each of the five priorities:
1. Providing a voice to people with dementia
In 2021, AE will build on its successful involvement activities in the previous years thanks to its dynamic and impactful European Working Group of People with Dementia bringing together 12 people with dementia from 12 different organisations and:
• Continue to ensure that the voices of people with dementia are duly included in all operating grant activities by involving its European Working Group of People with Dementia
• Organise four meetings of the group and provide a forum for people with dementia at the organisation’s Annual Conference in Bucharest
• Carry out an analysis of public and patient involvement experiences of people with dementia in EU funded projects.
2. Making dementia a European priority, supporting the development of dementia strategies and promoting dementia-friendly initiatives
In 2021, AE will build on its close collaboration with national health ministry officials and, after focusing on national dementia strategies (2018), the prevalence of dementia in Europe (2019) and training and continuing education programmes for healthcare professionals (2020), AE will:
• Coordinate and provide the secretariat for the European Group of Governmental Experts on Dementia and organise two meetings of the group to share national experiences and good practices on topics identified by national health ministry officials
• Continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the situation of people with dementia and their carers and develop recommendations to promote and protect their needs in pandemic strategies and policies
• Collect information on existing dementia-friendly initiatives and identify how recommendations from the 2nd Joint Action on Dementia and the European Working Group of People with Dementia have been implemented
• Develop a comparative report on national dementia-friendly initiatives and publish the findings in the 2021 Dementia in Europe Yearbook.
3. Promoting a rights-based approach to gender, sex and sexuality in dementia
In 2021, after focusing on the situation of people with dementia and carers from minority ethnic groups (2018), the participation of people with dementia in research (2019) and the ethical implications of legal capacity and decision making (2020), AE will:
• Explore ethical issues related to sex, gender and sexuality and their impact on the experience of living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia and carry out a review of scientific publications and grey literature on these subjects
• Bring together a working group with experts on ethics, human rights, sex, gender and sexuality to discuss the findings of the review and develop recommendations
• Publish the recommendations with the findings of the literature review in a report.
4. Supporting dementia research and organising an Annual Conference
In 2021, AE will continue with the development of its European Dementia Observatory which provides an important platform for researchers to present the aims and outcomes of research projects via AE’s website, newsletter, social media and conferences. After focusing on developing an inventory of clinical trials (2018), treatment guidelines (2019) and EU-funded research projects (2020), as well as organising successful Annual Conferences in Barcelona (2018) with 814 participants and The Hague (2019) with 981 participants and a virtual conference in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AE will:
• Closely follow and report on scientific and policy developments in the field of dementia in its monthly e-mail newsletter, its website and via social media
• Organise the postponed conference from 2020 in Bucharest, Romania under the motto “Building bridges” from 29 November to 1 December with at least 500 p
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) - Priorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Supporting the European Commission Green Deal and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan to address tobacco use - a global concern in a global public health crisis environment. [ENSP FY 2021]
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 addition, European Commission’s Green Deal, a milestone for cancer prevention, recognises the importance to address reinforced measures to limit tobacco use while Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan aims to reduce the cancer burden for patients, their families and health systems. 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. COVID-19 pandemic also confirmed how vulnerable smokers, e-cigarette users, novel product users or those exposed to second-hand smoking can be, as preliminary data showed that they are at increased risk for severe symptomatology, hospitalisation, admission to an ICU or even death.

In past years ENSP illuminated new challenges the tobacco control community faces with the emergence of new products that undermine tobacco control and cessation efforts and created evidence fact sheets on taxation, tobacco flavours and heated tobacco and facilitated high-level discussions. ENSP also devoted its work to provide evidence on the 2020 Menthol Ban and emerging EU market trends (the entry of Juul) to ensure that stakeholders, from EU policy makers to the public are provided with “evidence-based” information. Moreover, a pervasive challenge expressed by ENSP Network Members in 2019/2020 is the continued interference and new tactics employed by the tobacco industry that has become more clandestine, even in the period of COVID-19 pandemic.

An evolution of the 4-year strategy detailed in the FPA, the 2021 ENSP annual work programme is structured into 4 general objectives that stem from a problem analysis area, to be addressed through 8 operational objectives continuing to further develop sustainable activities.
Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) - Priorities
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Correlation-European Harm Reduction Network [C-EHRN]
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the
quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable an...
The overall objective of Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network (C-EHRN) is to improve the access to and the
quality of harm reduction services for PWUDs including other related vulnerable and marginalised people and to enhance
policies and practices that increase social inclusion. The strategic objectives, activities and operational targets of C-EHRN
are organised in four different pillars: Network, Monitoring and data collection, Capacity building and Advocacy. The network
pillar strives to improve and strengthen the overall structure of C-EHRN and creates the prerequisites for the implementation
of actions in the other three content-based pillars. These focus on drug use and harm reduction (HR) in general and more
specifically on HCV in substance users, new drug trends and drug using patterns and overdose prevention. Activities within
the various pillars inform and contribute to each other. C-EHRN activities in 2021 build upon the developments and
achievements of the previous years and respond to current challenges. In short, this includes: Network: Further expansion
and strengthening of the network, by utilizing the expertise of its members and by involving them actively in the development
and the implementation of C-EHRN activities. Monitoring: Enhance the content and the implementation of the C-EHRN
monitoring tool, by building onthe learninh of 2019 and 2020 and by improving coverage, outcomes and
applicability of the tool. C-EHRN Focal Points and the Scientific Expert Group (SEG) will play a
major role in this process. Capacity Building: Ongoing collection of resources and tools for the online knowledge and
training hub and development of thematic papers, materials and development and organisation of two thematic expert meetings. Advocacy: Identify and analyse relevant policy developments and formulate an updated advocacy strategy for 2021. C-EHRN
activities and policy recommendations.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2021

Call: Invitation to submit proposals for Specific Operating Grants (SGA) for the year 2021 under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of 3HP
Topic: 3rd Health Programme (2014-2020) - Priorities