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15/12/2011

2012 EU Health Calls for proposals released

The European Commission released the work plan 2012 for the Health Programme. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 9 March 2012. The work plan sets out activities that the European Commission may co-fund in the field of health. The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 March 2012. information on how to apply for EU co-financing for projects, conferences, joint actions with Member States and operating grants for non-governmental organisations. 2012 budget for Projects: (...)
24/11/2011

New report on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) Prevention in Europe

The European Heart Network - an EPHA member - publishes a report on Diet, Physical Activity and Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) Prevention in Europe, which represents the most up to date review of the evidence on the relationship between CVDs and nutrition and physical activity. The report shows that: the cost of CVD in the EU is estimated at 192 billion Euros. 12 000 Europeans die every day due to heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular diseases. It highlights proposals for (...)
13/12/2011

Health ministers ’could have been stronger’ on health equity

On 1-2 December 2011, the Council adopted Conclusions entitled "Closing health gaps within the EU through concerted action to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours". EPHA considers that the Conclusions fall short on concrete objectives and targets that the current economic challenges would require, and the Council could have been stronger in its approach to tackling the problem. The Council of the European Union adopted, during its 1-2 December 2011 session, conclusions entitled "Closing (...)
10/11/2011

Alcohol, work and productivity: new report

Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol related harm and the Science Group of the European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) has been tasked to produce a scientific opinion on ’Alcohol, work and productivity". Reducing the negative impact of alcohol on the workplace is one of five priorities picked out in the EU strategy to support Member States in reducing alcohol (...)
10/11/2011

European Alcohol and Health Forum: no commitment from Commissioner Dalli to launch a new Alcohol strategy

The 9th meeting of the European Alcohol and Health Forum took place on 19th of October 2011 and focused on the issue of alcohol and young people. John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy adressed the Forum and emphasised the role of the Alcohol and Health Forum as one of the tools for EU actions on alcohol related harm. On Wednesday 19th of October 2011, members of the European Alcohol and Health Forum met and discussed the issues of alcohol and youth. Alcohol and the (...)
14/10/2011

Presentation of the ENGENDER Project results

Launched in 2009, the ENGENDER Project aimed at countering the current lack of information on actions, policy and programmes aiming at improving gender equity in health. On Tuesday 18th of October 2011, the results of this 3 year Project will be shared during a European Parliament event. The ENGENDER Project is a European Union funded Project aiming at countering the current lack of information on actions, policy and programmes aiming at improving gender equity in health. On Tuesday 18th (...)
20/09/2011

New Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol adopted by 53 countries in Europe

Representatives from the 53 WHO European Region Member States met at the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe and adopted the European Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. The WHO EURO Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol has been discussed and adopted by the WHO European Region during the 61st session of the Regional Committee for Europe that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Action Plan highlights 5 main objectives: to raise awareness on the (...)
20/09/2011

WHO European Region meets in Baku - Overview of the discussions and results

Representatives from the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region meet in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 12-15 September , for their 61st session to discuss the reform of the WHO, the new WHO EURO policy for health, health governance, and several action plans particularly on noncommunicable diseases and alcohol. The Regional Committee sessions represents the annual meetings during which representatives from the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region take decisions for the WHO EURO and (...)
19/03/2012

"The State of Men’s Health in Europe" - a new Commission publication

On 25 August 2011, the European Commission published a new Report entitled "The State of Men’s Health in Europe". The document gathers data from more than 30 European countries on men’s health status, particularities and specific needs related to specific diseases. A summary of this fruitful research is available below. The European Commission recently published a Report entitled "The State of Men’s Health in Europe". Gathering data from the EU27, Norway, Iceland, (...)
2/08/2011

The EU to support the promotion of agricultural products

Against the background of the E-coli crisis, the European Union will spend 37.6 million Euros in the coming 3 years to support Member States in providing information on and promoting agricultural products. The spending and support is divided between 26 programmes in 13 Member States. The total budget for the promotional activities is €75.1 million, of which the EU will contribute €37.6 million (50%). It will mainly cover Protected Designation of Origin (PDOs), Protected (...)

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