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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

50th Anniversary International conference    edqm.eu

03 March 2014 50thAnniversary International conference On 6-8 October 2014, the EDQM is organising a landmark international conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Elabo[...]

EMA and EU national competent authorities agree on action plan to address medication errors    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency and the National Competent Authorities of the European Union (EU) have agreed an action plan to address the issue of medication errors, a major public-health burden.[...]

European Parliament approves second EDCTP programme    edctp.org

Today, the European Parliament has formally approved the participation of the European Union in the second programme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). On[...]

EU project explores the potential of clusters for cross-sector innovation    europa.eu

Clusters are regional hubs of competences in a given industry or technology branch, representing a critical mass of actors from R&D, industry and other institutional contexts. They are seen as an[...]

The European Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND)    epha.org

Almost one century after the discovery of insulin therapy , people who suffer from diabetes still continue facing physical and psychological pain. Last January, the European Policy Action Network on [...]

Climate change: immediate action is the best economic option    europa.eu

In the last decade, global greenhouse gas emissions have increased more rapidly than ever, and without global cooperation they will continue to rise. Reduction efforts will become increasingly challe[...]

The Third Health Programme (2014-2020)    efanet.org

The European Union launches a multiannual health framework with a 30% budget increase The European Parliament and the Council have recently adopted the Third Health Programme for the period 2014-2020[...]

International exchange fosters better local action on deforestation    europa.eu

Many efforts are being made at a governmental and global level to reduce deforestation and other major contributors to climate change. The REDD-ALERT project focused on how such international and nat[...]

Science in action: observers welcome EFSA’s ongoing open plenary initiative    europa.eu

Published on: 10 April 2014 EFSA's open plenary meetings demonstrate how the Authority is working to serve consumers, promote open science and provide a forum for dialogue and debate. These are the v[...]

General Union environment action programme to 2020 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Living well, within the limits of our planet[...]

Commission meets with organisers of European Citizens' Initiative "One of Us"    europa.eu

European Statement Brussels, 9 April 2014 Commission European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn today met with representatives of the organising committee of the[...]

Youth Guarantee: Making it Happen conference calls on Member States to do more for delivery    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 April 2014 (See also IP/14/383) The European Commission, under the patronage of President Barroso, hosted a conference in Brussels yesterday on the implementation[...]

EU-funded project develops roadmap for cooperative health research    europa.eu

Ill health and disease do not stop at national boundaries, and neither should health research. Global health problems require global efforts. Working across borders, sharing knowledge and resources, [...]

President Barroso received representatives of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Atlantic Basin Initiative    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 April 2014 The President of the European Commission has met ten representatives of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Atlantic Basin Initiative. Among o[...]

Youth Guarantee: Making It Happen conference    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 April 2014 The European Commission will host a conference in Brussels on 8th April to discuss progress towards tackling youth unemployment through the Yo[...]

Pioneering EU project on track to assess level of contaminants in seafood    europa.eu

Pollution of the oceans and climate change has sparked concerns not just about the status of the marine environment but also about the impact on seafood safety and public health. In the global seafoo[...]

EU project tackles growing pains of Europe´s grass producers    europa.eu

Demand for turf grass sod production is increasing yearly but, at the same time, producers are facing spiralling costs for fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation water. SODSAT, a two-year, EU-funded [...]

Speech - International Conference on Research Infrastructures 2014    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner responsible for Research, Innovation and Science Speech - Conference Athens, 2 April 2014 Ladies and gentlemen[...]

EU funding for robots that learn and think for themselves    europa.eu

Over two-thirds of European workers in manufacturing are employed in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The sector's primary means of competition is to respond rapidly to changing production [...]

UK at forefront of EUR 12m EU food fraud project    europa.eu

Maintaining the integrity of European foods is vital to protect both consumers and industry and there must be consumer confidence in the authenticity of all food products. But both are under constant[...]

Expert Group publishes final report on debt redemption fund and eurobills    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 March 2014 President José Manuel Barroso and Vice-President Olli Rehn, responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, have today received t[...]

EFA’s EU Project Event    efanet.org

EFA is pleased to confirm a public event on June 17th entitled [...]

European Commission launches new action plan to fight HIV/AIDS    epha.org

On March 14th, 2014 the European Commission (EC) presented the new Action Plan (AP) on HIV/AIDS in EU and neighboring countries for 2014-2016, which builds on the achievements of the previous Action [...]

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    eurocare.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy[...]

Pensions: conference to review achievements and perspectives two years after White Paper    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 March 2014 Progress achieved since the publication of the European Commission's February 2012 White Paper [...]

Joining forces to make waves in Mediterranean aquaculture    europa.eu

A four-pronged action plan has been recommend in order to help promote aquaculture in the Mediterranean region. This is the main finding to emerge from AQUAMED, a European Commission-funded project t[...]

EPHA submit comments to the draft political declaration in run towards FAO/WHO the Second International Conference on Nutrition.    epha.org

In run towards the Second International Conference on Nutrition in November 2014, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization opened a public consultation with interested s[...]

Stressing the difference between equality and equity – the Health in Europe Making it Fairer Conference    aidsactioneurope.org

On March 18, 2014, the Health in Europe Making it Fairer Conference took place in Brussels. Main conclusions of this conference were: All the many participants agreed there are persisting inequalitie[...]

Arctic research funded by the European Union - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Arctic research funded by the European Union[...]

EU communication campaign on climate action - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

EU communication campaign on climate action[...]

Joint Statement: Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    eurocare.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy[...]

[Joint Statement] Tackling alcohol related harm requires better actions    epha.org

Why the public health community is disappointed with the European Parliament resolution on EU Alcohol Strategy. On the 10th March Members of the Environment Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Commi[...]

New Report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury    eurocare.org

The European Child Safety Alliance with the support of Vice President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant and Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children Bernard de Vos, launch[...]

European Medicines Agency launches adaptive licensing pilot project    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is inviting companies to participate in its adaptive licensing pilot project.[...]

[Water is a Human Right!] Commissio​n lacks ambition in replying to first European Citizens' Initiative​    epha.org

19 March 2014, Brussels - The European Commission (EC) published a Communication today that gives its official response to the first successful European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) which called on the[...]

Commission says yes to first successful European Citizens' Initiative    europa.eu

Organisers of the Right2Water ECI called on the Commission to ensure that all EU citizens enjoy the right to water and sanitation, to exclude water supply and management of water resources from inter[...]

EMA publishes its work programme for 2014    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has published its work programme for 2014.[...]

European Commission joins forces with European cities to tackle climate change    europa.eu

MEMO Brussels, 19 March 2014 European Commission On 19 March European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will launch Mayors Adapt, a new initiative that inspires cities to take action t[...]

Event manager 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) has published a call for tender, asking for applicants to submit a quote for services in relation to the organization of the 6th European Alcohol Polic[...]

High-tech EU project strives to ensure riding is safer for all    europa.eu

Equestrianism is an extremely popular and healthy activity for people of all ages. It is a diverse and family-friendly sport and many of us enjoy riding horses. But whether we choose to ride off-road[...]

Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of enhanced Action plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016    aidsactioneurope.org

The European Commission put forward an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and extends existing EU action in this area, building on the achievements of the Action Plan 2009-2013. The new Action Pl[...]

Events - European Gender Medicine Network (EUGenMed) Kick-off conference - 7 April 2014, Brussels    europa.eu

Research addressing Sex and Gender (S&G) in biomedical sciences and health research is a novel and highly promising field. Interaction of S&G related mechanisms leads to different manifestati[...]

Press release: Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of enhanced Action plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 14 March 2014 Today the European Commission put forward an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS which prolongs and e[...]

Health-EU newsletter: Third Health Programme promotes optimal cooperation - by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health    europa.eu

With the adoption of the Third Health Programme for 2014-2020, we are entering into a new phase for supporting action on public health in the European Union. The programme is the key tool to support[...]

Information Day on Third Health Programme to take place on 11 April 2014    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 11 April 2014 (10.00-13.00) About the Info Day The Third EU Health Programme 2014-2020 is about to enter into [...]

EU project pioneers 'remarkable' new approach to food security challenge    europa.eu

An ever-rising global population means that demand for everything from water and land to energy and food is increasing rapidly. However, due a combination of factors, ranging from unsustainable agric[...]

EU Council of Ministers adopts a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    epha.org

The European Union's Council of Ministers adopted the Regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States a €3.5 billion support over 2014-2020 i[...]

Speech: Speaking points by Commission Andor on the Report on Employment and social aspects of the role and operations of the Troika with regard to the euro area programme countries    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] László ANDOR European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Speech: Plenary Session of the European Parliament Strasbourg,[...]

Periodic Report Summary - TEAMSAFETY (The development project for an innovative 3D virtual team-training maritime safety simulation platform to meet the latest EU safety requirements ...)    europa.eumsw8

WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY Project context and objectives: TEAMSAFETY is a two-year project funded by the European Commission (EC)'s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) within the 'Research for SMEs ass[...]

Project launched to cut ´hidden´ salt in foods    europa.eu

Current research shows reducing our current salt intake to six grams per day could prevent nearly six per cent of strokes. But the onus is as much on food manufacturers, as well as consumers, to be l[...]

[Save the date] EPHA 5th Annual Conference 4-5 September 2014, Brussels    epha.org

Organised to coincide with the start of business of the new Parliamentary legislature and the review of the EU's long-term objectives, EPHA's annual conference will gather high level speakers and tho[...]

Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States valuable support in their efforts to[...]

Actions at EU level – CNAPA report    eurocare.org

Promising signals from the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA).[...]

Poverty: new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived - frequently asked questions    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission proposed to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) on 24 October 2012 (see IP/12/1141). The European P[...]

Poverty: Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 March 2014 The European Commission welcomes today's definitive adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of the Regulation on the new Fund for European [...]

EMA and FDA extend pilot programme for parallel assessment of quality-by-design applications    europa.eu

As of 1 April 2014 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) have agreed on a two-year extension of their joint pilot programme for the parallel [...]

[EPHA Professional Development Programme - Spring 2014] EU health advocacy training    epha.org

On 24-25 March 2014 in Brussels EPHA launches its 7th Professional Development Programme (PDP). This programme aims to train those new to the 'EU bubble' to get an introduction to the European Union [...]

IDA'S CONFERENCE ON POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AND THE UN CRPD IN AFRICA JUST STARTED IN NAIROBI    edf-feph.org

Nairobi, Kenya, 6 March 2014 | In his capacity as IDA Chair, EDF President Yannis Vardakastanis, opened today in Nairobi, Kenya, IDA's conference aiming to deepen dialogue between national, regional[...]

Commission proposes €3 million from Globalisation Fund to help 1,146 redundant workers in TV manufacturing industry in Italy    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,146 former workers of TV manufacturer VDC Technologies SpA and it[...]

Commission proposes €1.9 million from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the Spanish car industry    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 285 former workers of the car manufacturer Grupo Santana in Andal[...]

Employment: Commission proposes € 3 million from Globalisation Fund to help 1,146 redundant workers in TV manufacturing industry in Italy    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €3 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 1,146 form[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €1.9 million from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the Spanish car industry    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 March 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 285 form[...]

PES to PES Dialogue Conference on targeted services for employers    europa.eu

The 7th PES to PES Dialogue Conference on targeted services for employers will take place on 11-12 March 2014 in Brussels.[...]

New EU project to reintroduce legumes in European fields    europa.eu

Beans, peas and lentils, collectively known as legumes, offer humans and animals a rich source of protein. But in spite of their many benefits, their cultivation in Europe has been constantly decreas[...]

Events - Conference JPI Health Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL) - 28 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium    europa.eu

The vision of JPI HDHL is that in 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, have healthy levels of physical activity and [...]

50th Anniversary International conference: Register before 31 March to benefit from special Early Bird rates    edqm.eu

03 March 2014 50thAnniversary International conference: Register before 31 March to benefit from special Early Bird rates On 6-8 October 2014, the EDQM is organising a landmark international conferen[...]

Turn to climate action for a job-rich economic recovery, Europeans say    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 March 2014 Four out of five people in the European Union recognise that fighting climate change and using energy more efficiently can boost the economy a[...]

CHOICE project strengthens collaboration between China and Europe on ICT research    europa.eu

Since the 1980s, China has gone through a period of unprecedented economic reform and growth. It has opened its doors to global trade and international commercial agreements allowing it to become a m[...]

EU-funded project sheds light on cardiovascular diseases    escardio.org

The EU-funded EuroHeart (European Heart Health Strategy) II Project comes to an end today after three years of research into current cardiovascular disease (CVD) trends and analysis of EU-wide CVD pr[...]

Alarming obesity rates in the WHO European Region require urgent action to protect children's health    epha.org

A recent WHO Europe Report, presenting an update on the marketing of foods high in fat, salt and sugar to children in the period 2012-2013, highlights increasing obesity rates in children. The overvi[...]

European Rare Diseases Day: Top facts on EU Action    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 February 2014 European A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the EU when it affects less than five in every 10 0[...]

AIDS Action Europe at Quality Action meeting in Berlin    aidsactioneurope.org

What is Quality Action? Quality Action is the EU co-funded Joint Action on [...]

Events - Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014 - 9-12 September 2014, Trondheim, Norway    europa.eu

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is very pleased to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. This biannual conference series grew out of the [...]

Q&A on the third Health Programme 2014-2020    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 February 2014 What is the overall aim of the new health programme? The third Programme of EU action in the fi[...]

Statement by Commissioner Borg following the vote in Parliament on the Health Programme 2014-2020    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Brussels, 26 February 2014 Statement [...]

European Parliament adopts report on new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    epha.org

At its plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 25 February, the European Parliament adopted MEP Emer Costello's report on a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAMD). The proposal is due to be [...]

Council of Europe and European Commission to support local authorities' Roma inclusion actions    europa.eu

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor announced today plans to reinforce local authorities' efforts[...]

Speech: Remarks by President Barroso during the press conference with President Martin Schulz, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Mr Mario Monti on the high-level group on own resources    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Speech: Press conference Strasbourg, 25 February 2014 Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,[...]

Social inclusion: Council of Europe and European Commission to support local authorities' Roma inclusion actions    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Strasbourg/Brussels, 25 February 2014 Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Lá[...]

Commissioner Andor welcomes European Parliament's approval of proposed new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    europa.eu

European Commission Statement Strasbourg, 25 February 2014 I welcome today's approval by the European Parliament of the proposed new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived, which will be worth €3[...]

Poverty: new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived - frequently asked questions    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels/Strasbourg, 25 February 2014 The European Commission proposed to set up a new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) on 24 October 2012 (see IP/12/1141). [...]

Right2Water Citizens' Initiative : A cross-party agreement on water as a human right    epha.org

Three years after the Regulation establishing the European citizens' initiative (ECI) , the [...]

Events - European Conference on Tobacco or Health - 26-29 March 2014, Istanbul, Turkey    europa.eu

The European Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) takes place only every 3 years, and is for policy makers, scientists, health educators, advocacy officers and health professionals involved in tob[...]

The European Social Fund at work - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Equipping Europe’s youth for today’s job market[...]

The European Social Fund at work - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

More jobs, less marginalisation[...]

The European code of conduct on partnership in the framework of the European structural and investment funds - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

The European code of conduct on partnership in the framework of the European structural and investment funds[...]

EDF CALLS FOR THE FULL IMPLEMANTATION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH STRUCTURAL FUNDS    edf-feph.org

Athens, 22 February 2014 | EDF Board meeting gathered together representatives from EDF member organisations around Europe. The first of the two days of the meeting opened with a European conference[...]

Environment: Commission takes action against UK for persistent air pollution problems    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 February 2014 The Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to cut excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas. Nit[...]

[Call for Application] New Master Programme (MSc) in Health Policy - Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest)    epha.org

In September 2014, the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest will launch a new Master Programme (MSc) in Health Policy, Planning and Financing with specialisation in Health Economics. During tw[...]

Speech by President Barroso at the ESPAS Conference    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission ESPAS Conference Brussels, 18 February 2014 Good morning everybody, It is indeed a pleasure[...]

Just published: 2014 Work Programme    europa.eu

The 2014 Work Programme continues to implement the commitments set out in the EMCDDA's 2013-15 strategy and work programme. It builds on the achievements made in 2013 where measures were put in place[...]

MSc training programme in Health Policy, Planning & Financing    epha.org

The Department of Health Policy & Health Economics of the ELTE University, (Budapest, Hungary) will launch its two-year full-time MSc training programme in Health Policy, Planning & Financing[...]

The ocean of tomorrow projects (2010-2013) - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Joint research forces to meet challenges in ocean management[...]

Best LIFE environment projects 2012 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Best LIFE environment projects 2012[...]

Best LIFE nature projects 2012 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Best LIFE nature projects 2012[...]

Events - AALIANCE2 Final Conference - 26 March 2014, Brussels    europa.eu

The Final Conference will reveal the results of the AALIANCE2 project by presenting the new AAL Roadmap and Strategic Research Agenda. Foreign guests from US and Japan will share their insights about[...]

Understanding and concern for sustainability don't translate into action on food choices    eufic.org

Sustainability labelling on food and drink products informs consumers about environmental and ethical issues related to food choice and consumption. However, it is unclear what impact this informatio[...]

Understanding and concern for sustainability do not translate into action on food choices    eufic.org

A pan-European study by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), published in Food Policy, has found that consumers have a reasonable understanding of sustainability as a responsible behaviour [...]

Events - 24th Annual International Society of Exposure Science Conference - 12-16 October 2014, Cincinnati, USA    europa.eu

Our theme is Exposure Science Integration to Protect Ecological Systems, Human Well-Being, and Occupational Health. Our program will foster the integration of exposure science as applied to community[...]

Declaration of the European Commission following the popular vote in Switzerland on the "mass immigration" initiative    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 February 2014 The European Commission regrets that an initiative for the introduction of quantitative limits to immigration has been passed by this vote. This goe[...]

Periodic Report Summary - ATLAB (Action towards laboratories' enhancement and know-how exchange for advanced research on geosystem)    europa.eumsw8

INSTYTUT NAUK GEOLOGICZNYCH POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK Project context and objectives: The ING PAN created the ATLAB Centre to meet the requirements of modern geological sciences. The ATLAB Centre consis[...]

Events - ICEPR 2014 - 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation - 11-13 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic    europa.eu

ICEPR is a series of international conferences which are held yearly. These conferences focus on all aspects of Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology.The aim of ICEPR'14 is to bring toge[...]

Events - ICBES 2014 - International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Systems - 14-15 August 2014, Prague, Czech Republic    europa.eu

The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Systems (ICBES) is a specialized conference covering many different topics related to theories and applications of biomedical sciences and e[...]

EU funding helps bridge gap between 'blue sky' research and the market    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 6 February 2014 'Blue sky' basic science is focused on advancing knowledge, but it can sometimes generate unexpected applications. That is why the European[...]

[Joint Press Statement ] EAT WELL, FEEL GOOD - Unified EU Programme to boost children's fruit, vegetables and milk consumption?    epha.org

5 February, Brussels - Following the publication of the Commission's legislative proposal for the merger of the School Fruit Scheme (SFS) and the School Milk Scheme (SMS) (1), and while welcoming the[...]

European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative: vital instruments for a job rich recovery    europa.eu

Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 February 2014 European The European Social Fund (ESF) plays a fundamental role in supporting Member States' investment in human capital and thereby in strengthening the co[...]

European Social Fund: conference to promote more effective and efficient implementation in 2014-2020    europa.eu

Commission Press release Brussels, 5 February 2014 European To ensure an efficient and effective use of the more than €70 billion (more than €80 billion in current prices) available to Member States [...]

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer    europa.eu

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 February 2014 According to most recently published data, there were an estimated 1.4 million new cases of canc[...]

New UICC Together For Action campaign launched today!    uicc.org

World Cancer Day launch Today is World Cancer Day, the Day when the global cancer community joins voices and efforts to bring cancer in the public eye and increase understanding of the disease. UICC [...]

[Members News] NOURISHING: World Cancer Research Fund International's Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets    epha.org

The World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF), an EPHA member organisation, has just published NOURISHING - its updated version of its Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets. This publication [...]

Speech: Horizon 2020 – A Programme for Europe, an opportunity for the UK    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Speech: Launch of Horizon 2020 / London 31 January 2014 Minister Willetts[...]

EU Project Update    efanet.org

EARIP Consortium Meets and defines steps towards European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership On January 21st, EFA Executive Officer Susanna Palkonen along with EFA Programme and Membership Ma[...]

Events - 6th Familial Cancer Conference (ESO-CNIO) - 5-6 June 2014, Madrid, Spain    europa.eu

Main Topics: General concepts in familial cancer; genetic variants and familial cancer; genetic counseling * Common cancers: The family of breast cancer genes; selection criteria and clinical man[...]

Kick-off: Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm    europa.eu

Harmful and hazardous alcohol use is one of the main causes of premature deaths and avoidable diseases in the EU today. Highlighting the importance of this issue, the European Commission is funding t[...]

A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE IN INSTITUTIONAL CARE: EU FUNDS MUST BE USED TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY-BASED ALTERNATIVES IN 2014-2020    edf-feph.org

The European Union (EU) is preparing to implement the next 7 years of the Structural and Investment Funding. The framework put in place for this new programming period represents a historic opportun[...]

Chronic Diseases Joint Action gets started at kick-off meeting in Madrid    europa.eu

Directorate General for Health & Consumers[...]

Commission proposes €840,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant textile workers in Spain    europa.eu

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €840,000 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 300 workers made redundant in the textile sector in Comunidad Valenci[...]

Speech: "Horizon 2020 – A Paradigm Shift for Funding Research and Innovation in Europe"    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Máire GEOGHEGAN-QUINN European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Speech: Launch of Horizon 2020 in Germany Berlin, 28 January 2014 Ministe[...]

Employment: Commission proposes €840,000 from Globalisation Fund to help redundant textile workers in Spain    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 January 2014 The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €840,000 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 300 worke[...]

Periodic Report Summary - IDIRA (Interoperability of data and procedures in large-scale multinational disaster response actions)    europa.eumsw8

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V Project context and objectives: IDIRA is a four-year research project (2011 - 2015) sponsored by the European Commission (EC), whi[...]

Events - Save the Planet - SEE Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling, Environment - 5-7 March 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria    europa.eu

Save the Planet Exhibition and Conference encourages the technology transfer to the South-East European market, which is in major need of advanced equipment in the waste management, recycling and env[...]

Events - ISPE Europe Annual Conference - 28-30 April 2014, Frankfurt, Germany    europa.eu

The ISPE Europe Annual Conference 2014 - Driving Effectiveness in Pharmaceutical Operations within the New Quality Culture will bring together pharmaceutical, regulatory and technology experts from a[...]

Events - European Orthopaedic Research Society 2014 Conference (EORS) - 2-4 July 2014, Nantes, France    europa.eu

EORS 2014 will gather front-line researchers and surgeons interested in discovering the latest developments in orthopaedic research. Prestigious keynote speakers will share their advances and views i[...]

2014: a year for alcohol action    eurocare.org

New year greetings from Eurocare president, Tiziana Codenotti, who gives a brief overview of the developments in 2014:[...]

Statement by President Barroso at the joint press conference on climate and energy with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim    europa.eu

European Commission [Check Against Delivery] José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission Press conference Davos, 23 January 2014 Mr Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, President Kim of[...]

New Resolution on live kidney donation programmes adopted by the Committee of Ministers    edqm.eu

22 January 2014 Resolution CM/Res(2013)56 on the development and optimisation of live kidney donation programmes Even though many countries with established transplant programmes have improved their [...]

Fifth European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) Influenza Conference in Riga, Latvia (14 -17 September)    epha.org

The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) invites you to join other scientists and public health officials at the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference in Riga, Latvia, on 14 -17 September [...]

Questions and answers on the shale gas initiative    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 January 2014 Why is there a need for EU action on hydrocarbons using high-volume hydraulic fracturing (e.g shale gas)? In Europe, geological estimates show hydro[...]

New Resolution on live kidney donation programmes adopted by the Committee of Ministers    edqm.eu

22 January 2014 Resolution CM/Res(2013)56 on the development and optimisation of live kidney donation programmes Even though many countries with established transplant programmes have improved their [...]

Periodic Report Summary - BONUS+ (Multilateral call for research projects within the Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme BONUS+)    europa.eumsw8

BALTIC ORGANISATIONS NETWORK FOR FUNDING SCIENCE The Baltic Sea is a semi-enclosed European inland sea forming one of the world's largest brackish water bodies. It is surrounded by nine Baltic Sea co[...]

Water innovation in action: €50 million for new research projects    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 21 January 2014 Biotechnology to treat heavy metal pollution in waste water; new 'Aquaponic' systems combining aquaculture and hydroponics in agricultural [...]

Water innovation in action: €50 million for new research projects    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 January 2014 A summary of the 11 resource-efficiency research projects that will receive a total of €50 million in EU funding is presented here: BIOMETAL DEMO (B[...]

EU-funded project to take biometric security systems to the next level    europa.eu

In recent years we ve seen face, voice and fingerprint identification software move from Sci-Fi films into real life affordable devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The TABULA RASA consortium, w[...]

Training activities – Register Now: EU SHIPSAN ACT Joint Action 2012 2013    europa.eu

The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency implements the EU Health Programme, the Consumer Programme and the Better Training for Safer Food initiative[...]

Aeronautics and air transport research - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

7th framework programme 2007-2013 : project synopses – volume 3, calls 2012 & 2013[...]

EaSI, new EU umbrella programme for employment and social policy - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

EaSI, new EU umbrella programme for employment and social policy[...]

Trends in initial evaluation of veterinary medicines by EMA in 2013    europa.eu

In 2013, the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use started the evaluation of a record number of 23 marketing-authorisation applications for new veterin[...]

EU project plays key role in making nuclear power safer    europa.eu

Impressive steps have been taken to ensure that accident prevention measures in European nuclear power plants (NPP) are as tight as they can be. Nonetheless, accidents can still happen. An EU-funded [...]

Statement by European Commission Spokeswoman on U.S. President Obama's remarks on the review of U.S. intelligence programmes    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 January 2014 The European Commission welcomes President Obama's remarks and presidential directive on the review of U.S. intelligence programmes. We in particula[...]

Eurocare response to the European Commission proposed structure for the EU Alcohol Action Plan    eurocare.org

Earlier this week Eurocare has responded to the European Commission proposed structure for the EU Alcohol Action Plan.[...]

Registration opens for the Conference 'Health in Europe, making it fairer' (18 March 2014)    europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 18 March 2014   About the Conference The conference addres[...]

List of events updated    europa.eu

European Commission - 0[...]

EU action plan 'ignores' decades of scientific advancement in alcohol policy    eurocare.org

The EU alcohol and health forum risks being ineffective by using a one-size-fits-all approach, writes Michel Craplet in the Parliament Magazine[...]

Dr. Valovirta on Finnish Asthma and Allergy Programmes    efanet.org

Dr. Erkka Valovirta (EFA Honorary Member and Medical Adviser) speaking about the Finnish Asthma Programme 1994 - 2004 and the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008 - 2018. For more information, please visit[...]

Survey on the performance of the PROGRESS programme - deadline 31/01    europa.eu

The European Commission is launching a web-based survey on the performance of the PROGRESS Programme in 2013.[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - INTUITION AND BIAS (Intuitive decision making and bias: examination of their role in the initial mental-health intake with ethnically and racially diverse populations)    europa.eumsw8

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA The proposed project investigated the complexity of provider intuitive decision-making process during the initial mental-health interview with ethnically and r[...]

Final Report Summary - INTUITION AND BIAS (Intuitive decision making and bias: examination of their role in the initial mental-health intake with ethnically and racially diverse populations)    europa.eumsw8

INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA The proposed project investigated the complexity of provider intuitive decision-making process during the initial mental-health interview with ethnically and r[...]

Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Women and the media — advancing gender equality in decision-making in media organisations : main findings[...]

Structural and investment funds: Commission boosts partners' role in planning and spending    europa.eu

A common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners during the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects financed by the European Structu[...]

Speech - Structural and investment funds: Commission boosts partners' role in planning and spending    europa.eu

European Commission László ANDOR European Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Speech - European Commission Press room's statement / Brussels, 7 January 2014 On 21 De[...]

Structural and investment funds: Commission boosts partners' role in planning and spending    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 January 2014 A common set of standards to improve consultation, participation and dialogue with partners such as regional, local, urban and other public [...]

6th European Alcohol Policy Conference (27-28 11.2014) Brussels    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

11th ESOU features extensive programme, emphasises the role of scientific debates    uroweb.org

The date of the 11th Meeting of the EAU Section of Oncological Urology is fast approaching. This event, one of the most successful of the association, will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 17-[...]

First Baltic Conference on Prevention of FASD (26.10.2014) Lithuania    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

World Child Cancer campaign    uicc.org

A highly visual and informative new campaign focusing on childhood cancer has been launched by World Child Cancer. The Financial Times has chosen the organisation for their 2013 Seasonal Appeal with [...]

Healthy ageing is a life-long project –experts discuss how to implement healthy ageing policies    who.int

34 Member States participated in the first European meeting of national experts on ageing policies held in Utrecht 16-17 December.[...]

Report - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century - A7-0443/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

REPORT on the eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Pilar Ayuso Source : © European Union, 2013 - EP[...]

Periodic Report Summary 2 - SAGA-EO (Support action to GMES - Africa on Earth observation)    europa.eumsw8

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE Project context and objectives: The SAGA-EO project consists of a feasibility study regarding the design, set-up and assessment of dedicated multi-thematic networks of acto[...]

59th Management Board meeting: EFSA board adopts Work programme and budget for 2014, endorses Multiannual Plan 2014-2016    europa.eu

Published on: The agenda and supporting documents for this meeting will be published about 2 days before the meeting date. All Management Board meetings are made available via on-demand webcast the d[...]

AGE recruits    age-platform.eu

The Secretariat of AGE Platform Europe will grow bigger in 2014. AGE looks for a Project Communication Officer. In order to work on awareness raising and communication tasks in projects in which AGE [...]

European Union Action Plan to tackle food fraud    eufic.org

Despite the integrity of the majority of the food industry and their commitment to consumer protection and consumer confidence, the issue of food fraud has gained attention in recent times. Although [...]

European Medicines Agency and FDA announce launch of generic medicines application inspections initiative    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the launch of a joint initiative to share information on inspections of bioequivalence stu[...]

ERC Synergy Grants: 13 frontier research projects to get €150 million    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 December 2013 The European Research Council (ERC) today announced the winners of 13 ERC Synergy Grants, who will share total funding of €150 million. Th[...]

European Conference puts spotlight on Greek health system reform    who.int

The Conference signals the start of the implementation of the Health in Action initiative, which aims to reform the Greek health system and address the impact of the economic crisis on health.[...]

European Medicines Agency’s Management Board endorses work programme 2014    europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency's Management Board, at its meeting on 11-12 December 2013, adopted the Agency's work programme and budget for 2014.[...]

EU triples funding for rail innovation    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 December 2013 The European Commission today adopted [...]

Recent survey shows positive impact of mutual learning programme for public employment services    europa.eu

A recent survey among its participants shows that the PES to PES Dialogue mutual learning programme has achieved good results, thus actively contributing to the implementation of the Europe 2020 empl[...]

Commission launches pilot to open up publicly funded research data    europa.eu

European Press release Brussels, 16 December 2013 Commission Valuable information produced by researchers in many EU-funded projects will be shared freely as a result of a Pilot on Open Research Data[...]

President Barroso welcomes Ireland's exit from its assistance programme    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 December 2013 Today Ireland has exited from the programme of financial assistance put in place in 2010 by the EU and the IMF. Marking this important moment Presi[...]

Putting Turkey on the conference map    escardio.org

That EuroEcho-Imaging is currently taking place in Istanbul is owed in large part to the perseverance and persistent lobbying of Çetin Erol. Istanbul, says Erol, offers a fantastic setting for a conf[...]

European Conference puts spotlight on Greek health system as it faces the challenges of reform    who.int

Key stakeholders from the Greek and international communities are meeting to discuss how to boost the country's health sector as part of the Greek health reform. The High-level Conference on the Gree[...]

Conference on reforms in the Greek health sector    who.int

Health reform in Greece will hold centre stage at a conference at which key national players in public health and international partners will discuss prospects for improving citizens' health.[...]

Horizon 2020 launched with €15 billion over first two years    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 December 2013 The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion res[...]

Legal action for Roma inclusion: a new dawn for Roma Health Mediators?    epha.org

At its 9-10 December meeting, the Council of the European Union adopted unanimously the Council recommendations on effective Roma integration measures in the member states. They focus on the main vul[...]

Assessment of benefits from the RFCS research programme - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Assessment of benefits from the RFCS research programme[...]

Trends and projections in Europe 2013 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets until 2020[...]

EASO work programme 2014 - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

EASO work programme 2014[...]

High-level Conference on Greek Reforms in the Health Sector    who.int

Greece's health reform will hold centre stage at high-level meeting in Athens on 12-13 December. Key national public health players and international partners will meet to discuss prospects for impro[...]

Commission welcomes Council adoption of €920 million EaSI programme    europa.eu

The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the new EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) by the EU's Council of Ministers.[...]

Employment and social inclusion: Commission welcomes Council adoption of €920 million EaSI programme    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 December 2013 The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the new EU programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) by the EU's Council o[...]

Ashgabat Declaration signed: day 2 of Ashgabat conference on noncommunicable diseases    who.int

Member States in the WHO European Region committed to the Ashgabat Declaration, a [...]

Final Report Summary - ERASME2 (ERA-NET on national and regional programmes to promote innovation networking and cooperation between SMEs and research organisations - phase 2)    europa.eumsw8

VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH After its first phase as a multinational coordination action initiative in the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) European Research Area network (ERANET) scheme ERASME [...]

Photos from World COPD Day 2013    efanet.org

Forgot your password? What can EFA do for you EU Funded Projects Health in All Policies Research and Funding Relevant EU Actors Activities in EU Policy Allergy, Asthma & COPD Press Release: EFA-[...]

Tobacco free Europe achievable: Day 1 of Ashgabat conference on NCDs    who.int

Delegates from across the European Region explained the measures they are taking to combat noncommunicable diseases and expressed widespread commitment to making the Region tobacco free.[...]

Horizon 2020 – the EU's new research and innovation programme    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 3 December 2013 How is funding organised under Horizon 2020? Horizon 2020 is built around three pillars: 1) Support for [...]

New Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived    epha.org

European Parliament and EU Council agree to €3.5 billion on support to healthy diets including healthy diets - 2. Healthy diets, healthy food and healthy agriculture / food, diet and nutrition, Gende[...]

Ministerial conference on noncommunicable diseases    who.int

Ministers meet in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 3-4 December 2013 to review achievements and commit to further joint action. Follow discussions on Twitter (#NCDAshgabat).[...]

World AIDS Day 2013: EDCTP prepares for its second programme to support the fight against HIV/AIDS    edctp.org

Important progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS has been achieved but HIV still affects millions of lives. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to be the continent most affected by the disease. Currently, E[...]

9th International Conference on nightlife, subastance use and related health issues (17-19.06.2014) Lisbon    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

6th European Alcohol Policy Conference, 27-28 November 2014, Brussels    eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

[Second Conference of Partners in Innovation Partnership] Ageing means growth    epha.org

The second Conference of Partners entitled 'Scaling up for healthy growth' presented the progress that the European Innovation Partnership on Healthy and Active Ageing (EIP on AHA) has made over the [...]

[Mental health] Challenges and Possibilities. Conclusions of a Lithuanian Presidency conference    epha.org

The conclusions from the Lithuanian Presidency conference on [...]

[NGO recommendations] New EU Action Plan on Alcohol    epha.org

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) joins its member organisation Eurocare -the international NGO that represents NGOs on Alcohol Policy across the EU- to contribute initial ideas as the new E[...]

NGO recommendations to the new EU Action Plan on Alcohol    eurocare.org

As the international NGO that represents NGOs on Alcohol Policy across the European Union, Eurocare wishes to contribute initial ideas as the new EU Action Plan begins to be drafted.[...]

International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research    eugms.org

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) launched the Global Aging Research Network (IAGG GARN), an international network of 503 research centers dedicated to biological and[...]

European Commission welcomes the 7th Environment Action Programme becoming law    europa.eu

MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2013 European Commission Today the Council and European Parliament signed into law the Decision on a 7th EU Environment Action Programme, which will guide EU policy action [...]

Health on agenda at COP19 climate change conference    who.int

Held on 11-22 November in Warsaw, Poland, the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has brought together pe[...]

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