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3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action to Strengthen Health preparedness and response to Biological and Chemical terror attacks. [JA TERROR]
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be...
Europe have experienced several terror attacks in recent years. Health preparedness and cross sectoral response also involves planning for terror attacks including biological or chemical agents. To be better prepared to handle these types of terror attacks EU have set up a call, as part of the Third Health Programme 2014-2020, to develop a proposal for Joint Action to Strengthen Health Preparedness and Response to Biological and Chemical Terror Attacks. This acronym for the Joint Action is JA BICTRA.

The JA BICTRA is under development, and the main objectives are to (1) to address gaps in health preparedness and (2) the urgent need to strengthen cross-sectoral work with the security, civil protection and health sectors.
The coordinator, has in the development of the proposal, focused on attracting relevant technical expertise from health, law enforcement and civil defense sectors to support delivery on the main objectives.
The work of the Joint Action will be done in eight work packages. Four of which are core work packages: coordination, dissemination, evaluation and integration & sustainability. And four technical work packages that will be addressing the following areas: preparedness and response planning, cross sectorial collaboration, risk and crisis communication and novel threats.
The proposal is supported by 18 applicants, and at the time of submission it includes 34 affiliated entities. If successful, the project will have a running time of 36 months.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response plann...
Topic: 2.2 Support capacity-building against health threats in Member States, including, where appropriate, cooperation with neighbouring countries: develop preparedness and response planning taking into account, and coordinating with, global initiatives, components of generic and specific preparedness planning, public health response coordination, non-binding approaches on vaccination; address the increasing health threats resulting from global population movements; develop guidelines on protective measures in an emergency situation, guidelines on information and guides to good practice; contribute to the framework for a voluntary mechanism, including the introduction of optimal vaccination coverage to effectively combat the resurgence in infectious diseases and for joint procurement of medical countermeasures; develop coherent communication strategies.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Health Alliance for Prudent Prescription and Yield of Antibiotics in a Patient-centered Perspective [HAPPY PATIENT]
The HAPPY PATIENT project aims at reducing the inappropriate use and dispensing of antibiotics in the most common community-acquired infections (i.e., respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infec...
The HAPPY PATIENT project aims at reducing the inappropriate use and dispensing of antibiotics in the most common community-acquired infections (i.e., respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, dental infections) with a multifaceted intervention in health care facilities as suggested in point 4.2 of the EU guidelines for the prudent use of antimicrobials in human health. The multifaceted intervention will be carried out in five countries with a diverse pattern of antibiotic consumption: ES, FR, LT, PL and GR.
We will follow a model which both promotes both stakeholder stewardship and is patient-centred. The critical focus will be on the most important interaction in determining usage of antibiotics: contact between patients and health professionals at different levels of the Health Care System. Hence, activities of HAPPY PATIENT will target patients, primary care professionals (general practitioners, nurses, and dentists), secondary care (out-of-hours services), nursing homes and community pharmacists.
We will follow the Audit Project Odense (APO) methodology developed in FP6 HAPPY AUDIT project. APO consists of an audit-based registration to perform a context analysis before the implementation of the multifaceted intervention, and then to perform an assessment of changes after the implementation of the multifaceted intervention. Based on the Normalization Process Theory for changing behaviour, the multifaceted intervention will include: a) peer feedback with reflexion and discussion, b) enhancement of communication skills in order to improve the communication process between the health professionals and the patients, c) patient information leaflets and posters, d) country-tailored information on antibiotic usage(incl. the “antibiotic foot-print”).
HAPPY PATIENT expects to reduce the inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by 40%. Its key outputs will be both scalable and capable of implementation throughout the diverse health systems in the EU.

Start date: 01/01/2021 - End date: 31/12/2023
Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2019
Topic: 4.4 In line with the Action Plan against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance, improve the prudent use of antimicrobial agents and reduce the practices that increase ant...
Topic: 4.4 In line with the Action Plan against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance, improve the prudent use of antimicrobial agents and reduce the practices that increase antimicrobial resistance, particularly in hospitals; promote effective prevention and hygiene measures to prevent and control infections; reduce the burden of resistant infections and healthcare-associated infections and secure the availability of effective antimicrobials.
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
HIGH-LEVEL PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE – “DIGITAL HEALTH 2020 – EU ON THE MOVE” [HLC DE PRES 2020]
In the second half of 2020, Germany will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU, thereby initiating the trio presidency Germany-Portugal-Slovenia. The German Federal Ministry of Health would lik...
In the second half of 2020, Germany will hold the Presidency of the Council of the EU, thereby initiating the trio presidency Germany-Portugal-Slovenia. The German Federal Ministry of Health would like to use this opportunity to contribute to further improving healthcare for all EU citizens.
EU member states are facing common national and international challenges. One of the prevailing trends of recent years is the digitalisation of health services and administration. Germany sees enormous potential in the use of telemedicine, big data, Artificial Intelligence and health applications. The intended High-level conference will hence focus on the future of digitalising Europe's health sector by addressing some of these common challenges and discussing potential solutions. It will take place on 11. November 2020 at Radialsystem V in Berlin. At the centre of the conference will be the question of how Artificial Intelligence impacts health care or how it can be better utilised to improve the latter in the interest of patients EU-wide. It will be structured around the patient pathway from diagnosis to hospital and home care.
Start date: 01/10/2020 - End date: 31/01/2021
Call: Direct grant to Presidency holders for two presidency conferences under the Annual Work Programme 2020 of the 3HP
Topic: 3. Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on implementation of digitally enabled integrated person-centred care [JADECARE]
The journey of care delivery transformation in Europe is just at the beginning, and the underlying digital health technologies that will support the transformation of health and care need to be purpos...
The journey of care delivery transformation in Europe is just at the beginning, and the underlying digital health technologies that will support the transformation of health and care need to be purposefully designed, developed, and must demonstrate cost-effectiveness potential.
The EU has launched a series of initiatives to support facing these challenges, as the EIP-AHA with actual twinning amongst partners, various Joint Actions and EU funded projects. Based on this previous work, four early adopters´ original Good Practice (oGP) were selected to be transferred to other EU countries (next adopters). concerning integration, chronic conditions, multimorbidities, frail people and patients with complex needs, self-care, prevention and population health, disease management and case management.
JADECARE intends to reinforce the capacity of health authorities to successfully address important aspects of health system transformation, in particular the transition to digitally-enabled, integrated, person-centred care and support the best practice transfer from the systems of the “early adopters” to the ones of the “next adopters”.
JADECARE is focusing on the transfer and adoption of four Good Practices, so-called oGPs: Basque Health strategy in ageing and chronicity: integrated care, Catalan open innovation hub on ICT-supported integrated care services for chronic patients, The OptiMedis Model-Population-based integrated care (Germany) and Digital roadmap towards an integrated health care sector (Denmark).
JADECARE will involve partners from 17 countries all around Europe. providing a complete scenario of the idiosyncrasy and differences that can be found. The local context, maturity of integrated care models, legal frameworks, culture/values and relevant leaders are going to be considered for each of the 23 “next adopters”. The methodology will allow the transference in different contexts: socioeconomic, cultural, legal, models and maturity of health syst
Start date: 01/10/2020 - End date: 30/09/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: 3.4 Provide expertise and share good practices to assist Member States undertaking health system reforms by setting up a mechanism for pooling expertise at Union level, to provide s...
Topic: 3.4 Provide expertise and share good practices to assist Member States undertaking health system reforms by setting up a mechanism for pooling expertise at Union level, to provide sound and evidence-based advice on effective and efficient investment and innovation in public health and health systems. Facilitate the uptake of the results streaming from research projects supported under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013) and, in the long term, the activities which will be undertaken in the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).
3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition [Best-ReMaP]
The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action will be on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on practices that have been proven to work in the areas of food re...
The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action will be on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on practices that have been proven to work in the areas of food reformulation, framing of food marketing and public procurement of healthy food in public settings, thus contributing to increased offer of healthier options of processed foods (by reducing salt, sugar and fat from the processed foods) available in EU (super)markets. The JA will implement a European Standardised Monitoring system for the reformulation of processed foods. The JA aims to deliver a harmonised EU approach to reducing unhealthy (digital) food marketing to children and adolescents and to use already developed tools for harmonised monitoring of (digital) marketing. A prototype catalogue of food will be tested in the public procurement procedure to contribute to the higher quality of menus by assuring transparent quality of the procured foods within public institutions. Building on this work, the JA will support implementation, transfer and integration of the results, outcomes and recommendations of the Best-ReMaP JA into national and EU-level policies. Throughout the JA processes, the participatory engagement of EU and national stakeholders in the field will be prioritised.
Start date: 01/10/2020 - End date: 30/09/2023

Call: Joint Actions under the Annual Work Programme 2019 of 3HP
Topic: 1.1 Cost-effective promotion and prevention measures in line, in particular, with the Union strategies on alcohol and nutrition, and including actions to support the exchange of evi...
Topic: 1.1 Cost-effective promotion and prevention measures in line, in particular, with the Union strategies on alcohol and nutrition, and including actions to support the exchange of evidence-based and good practices for addressing risk factors such as tobacco use and passive smoking, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy dietary habits and physical inactivity, taking into account the public health aspects of underlying factors, such as those of a social and environmental nature, with a focus on Union added value.