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“Horizon 2020: Investing in the common good” Treating knowledge as a public good in EU research and innovation


Health Action International, an EPHA member and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, an EPHA partner are co-organising an event on the future Horizons 2020 research programme. MEP Luigi Berlinguer (S&D IT) & MEP Philippe Lamberts (Greens/EFA BE) are hosting: “Horizon 2020: Investing in the common good” Treating knowledge as a public good in EU research and innovation Horizon (...)
10/11/2011

New EU Communication on ’Partnerships’ in Research: towards increasing public private partnerships?


The European Commission recently published a new Communication entitled ’Partnering in research and innovation’, which aims to highlights the importance of partnering in European Research and Innovation. The Commission intends to encourage public and private actors to collaborate at European level to apply research and innovation solutions to major challenges facing society has been issued by the European Commission. The Commission Communication Partnering in research and (...)
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10/11/2011

EMA Patients’ and Consumers’ Working Party Meeting September 2011


On Tuesday 13 September the European Medicines Agency convened a meeting of its Human Scientific Committees’ Working Party with Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations (PCWP). The meeting addressed a number of different issues on the European Medicines’ Agency agenda which affect patients’ and consumers’ organisations. The meeting covered 3 areas of the agencies work: 1. Pharmacovigilance legislation A presentation was given on how patient reporting can (...)
28/09/2011

Research organisations launch joint statement on clinical trials


EPHA members Cancer Research UK and European CanCer Organisation (ECCO) have joined together with other non-commercial and commercial organisations to produce a joint statement on the revision of the EU Clinical Trials Directive. The 16 signing organisations, which include many pan-European organisations, have urged the European Commission to overhaul the Clinical Trials Directive 2001/20/EC to remove some of the administrative burden of setting up and conducting research. They argue that (...)
14/09/2011

Pressure mounts for a new form of medical innovation to improve access to medicines


A second meeting has been hosted in the European Parliament by Carl Schlyter (Greens-EFA, Sweden) on the subject of improving access to medicines though Medical Innovation Prizesand civil society is uniting to put pressure on the European Institutions to support a model of medical innovation which meets public health need. The meeting was co-organised by EPHA member Health Action International (HAI) an independent, global network working to increase access to essential medicines and (...)
19/07/2011

EPHA Briefing for members on Polish Presidency’s priorities


On July 1, 2011 Poland will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The secretariat has prepared a briefing for members with the main contact details and the list of events of the Polish presidency, as well as information on their main priorities. In its political programme, the Polish Presidency outlined several priorities for health, such as strengthening the role of public health and “closing the gap in the health” by focussing on the prevention, early (...)
15/07/2011

EPHA response to the Green Paper on Research and Innovation Funding


EPHA submitted a consultation response to the EC Green Paper on Research and Innovation Funding, arguing for more money to be spent on public health research on the determinates of health and for greater involvement of civil society organisations in the next research programme. The European Public Health Alliance, bringing together public health organisations representing health professionals, patients groups, health promotion and disease specific NGOs, academic groupings and other health (...)
04/06/2011

The 3rd European injury prevention conference organised by EuroSafe


EuroSafe organizes the 3rd conference with the Hungarian Presidency of the Council in Budapest, 16-17 June 2011. The 3rd European injury prevention conference is a major international event bringing stakeholders in the prevention of accidents and injuries from Europe and other continents to exchange, debate and discuss the latest results in injury research, policies and practices. The conference is being co-sponsored by the European Commission and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. All (...)
04/06/2011

European Week Against Cancer 2011: EPHA members get mobilised


The European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) - organised by the European Cancer Leagues Association - aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention, using the European Code Against Cancer. The 2011 edition emphasised the relationship between healthy lifestyles and cancer. Several EPHA members, including the Association of the European Cancer Leagues (ECL), Cancer Research UK and the European Institute of Womens Health were very active during this week. You can find further information about (...)
04/06/2011

Announcement of 2011 Erasmus Summer Programme


Registration is invited for 21st Erasmus Summer Programme which will take place from 15 August - 2 September 2011. The summer school will focus on the key principles and methods of quantitative medical research. The Summer School which will take place at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam is open to all students and health professionals interested in medical and health research. The programme lasts for 3 weeks but participants can choose how many of those weeks they wish to participate (...)
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04/06/2011