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The Competitiveness Council adopted Council Conclusions on the pilot innovation partnership on active and healthy ageing,
The Council welcomed the on-going work in preparation of the pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), and the main goal to increase on average, by 2020, the healthy lives of Europeans by two years.
The Council highlighted the work of the Commission in setting up a high level Steering Group (SG) with a broad and balanced (...)
On the World Rare Day Disease Day, the European Commission published a Eurobarometer on Europeans’ awareness and knowledge of rare diseases and their support for policy initiatives and actions taken in the European Union. The outcomes of the Eurobarometer report showed there was a strong support for action at national and European level.
Rare diseases are life threatening or chronically debilitating disease, that affect only a few people. A disease is considered to be rare when fewer (...)
The joint WHO European Region/ European Commission Equity Project has just released a briefing to explore how EU Structural Funds can contribute to the reduction of health inequities in the European Union and the potential role of health systems and public health infrastructures.
It describes the opportunities for health systems to influence the use of Structural Funds to reduce health inequities; identifies the challenges in using Structural Funds to reduce health inequities; and explores (...)
Health in all policies
social determinants of health
On 9 February 2011 the Commission launched a consultation on the next Common Strategic Framework for research policy that will replace the 7th Research Framework Programme. The Green Paper highlights lessons learnt as well as societal challenges. The consultation will close on 20 May 2011.
In line with the priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the provisions of the Treaties, the Common Strategic Framework will focus on addressing societal challenges, encouraging the competitiveness (...)
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In December 2010, the Council of Ministers issued Council Conclusions on the Innovation Union Flagship that highlighted its role in the EU fulfiling Europe 2020 Strategy objective. The Conclusions recognise the importance of social innovation and set up guidelines for Innovation Partnerships.
The Conclusions recommend relevant future EU funding programmes, notably the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (...)
EPHA responded to the Consultation on Healthy and Active ageing. Below you will find a text highlighting EPHA`s main issues for the Partnership. The letter is available in PDF as well.
In the framework of this consultation, I would like to highlight some of the past work done on healthy ageing, in particular the 2002 resolution adopted by the European Parliament on “the Future of health care and care for the elderly” guaranteeing accessibility, quality, and financial (...)
The European Medicines Agency last week published its final ’Road map to 2015’, coinciding with the 16th anniversary of its inauguration.
The ’Road map to 2015’ sets out the Agency’s vision in further developing its role as a European public-health agency in the field of medicines and has been drafted in consultation with the Agency’s partners and stakeholders to ensure as broad a consensus as possible on the best way forward.
The document emphasises (...)
On 12 January 2011, the European Cancer Leagues, an EPHA member, and the Belgian Foudation against Cancer organised a Press Conference calling for cigarette plain packaging to become the rule in the European Union. The press release of the event is available below.
On 12 January 2011, the European Cancer Leagues, an EPHA member, and the Belgian Foundation against Cancer organised a Press Conference on plain packaging og cigarettes. Based on numerous international studies proving the impact (...)
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