European Commission and International Bodies
- European Commission - EU policy initiatives on public health, DG for Health and Consumers
- European Initiative Partnership on active and healthy ageing
- EMA - European Medicine Agency
- Eurofound - European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions
- OSHA - European Agency for Health and Safety at Work
- World Health Organisation WHO Geneva - Ageing and life course webpage
- WHO - “Towards age-friendly primary health care” (2004)
Other relevant organisations
- EPHA - European Public Health Alliance
- MHE - Mental Health Europe
- EUGMS- European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
- EHMA - The European Health Management Association
- EuroHealthNet - a European Network of Health Promotion Agencies
- EFN - European Federation of Nurses Associations
- CPME - Standing Committee of European Doctors of the European Union
- PGEU - Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (Community pharmacists)
- HOPE - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation
- EHTEL - European Health and Telematics Association
- AIM - Association Internationale de la Mutualité
- ESIP - European Social Insurance Platform
- Eurocarers - The European association working for carers
- EPF - The European Patients' forum
- Alzheimer Europe
- HealthPROelderly-project (April 2006-December 2008)
The overall aim of the healthPROelderly-project is to promote health promotion for older people through producing evidence based guidelines with recommendations – on EU, national and local levels – for potential actors in this field. It began on 1 April 2006 and runs until 31 December 2008.
- Healthy Ageing Project (2004-2007)
Co-funded by the European Commission, this project aimed to promote healthy ageing among people aged 50 years and over. It has involved ten countries, WHO (World Health Organisation), AGE (The European Older People's Platform) and Eurohealthnet.
- PREDICT - Increasing the participation of the Elderly in clinical trials (Feb. 2008 - June 2010)
The aim of this project is to investigate the reasons for the exclusion of the elderly in clinical trials and to provide solutions for this problem. Although the elderly account for high drug consumption, they are underrepresented in clinical trials. With an increasingly ageing European population it is essential to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of drugs. Clinical trials need to take into account the relevant issues of this population, i.e. changed metabolism, multiple chronic conditions and poly-pharmacy.
- EHLE - Empowering Health Learning for Elderly (2008-2009)
EHLE Project aims at improving skills and competences of professionals working with elderly people, by creating innovative training models; it is also intended to share knowledge and experiences between partners in order to obtain wide-scope results in the field of lifelong learning for elderly; finally, these results will be implemented through the production and distribution of training material and training aids on the territory. EHLE Project is funded by the European Commission under Lifelong Learning Programme - Grundtvig.
- Common Well - Common Platform services for Ageing Well in Europe (Oct. 2008 - Oct. 2011)
This project aims to overcome the multiple communication gaps that separate health and social care service provision in many Member States of the European Union and elsewhere. ICT-supported, integrated social health care services are being delivered at four sites in EUrope (Andalucia/Spain, Bielefeld/Germany, Veldhoven/Netherlands, Milton Keynes/UK). These services are to support the effective management of chronic disease, and to address issues which affect independence, such as reduced agility, vision or hearing, in order to significantly improve the quality of life for older people and their families.
- Renewing Health - Regions for Europe working together for health (Feb. 2010-Sept. 2012)
Renewing Health aims to imporve health services in Europe to the increasing number of patients suffering from chronic conditions, her ein particular Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and chronic lung problems. The goal is to demonstrate that telehealth based services improve quality of life, enable patient involvement and empowerment while optimising the use of resources in health provision. 9 regions in Europe have joined forces to implement real-life test beds on a large-scale for a rigorous common validation and evaluation of innovative telemedicine services with a patient-centered approach.
- CARICT - ICT based solutions for caregivers (Dec. 2010- Dec. 2011)
The main goal of CARICT is to investigate the potential impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on informal carers of older people living in the community (e.g. relatives and friends) as well as on paid assistants employed by private households. Such ICT-based initiatives might be effective and efficient in supporting these categories of carers, but scientific evidence in this respect is currently lacking in Europe.The CARICT project aims at start filling this gap, by describing the impact of these ICT-based services and developing guidelines for using appropriate impact assessment methodologies (IAMs) in this field.