European Commission and International Organisations


  • EPHA - European Public Health Alliance
  • MHE - Mental Health Europe
  • INPEA - International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
  • 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


The project, funded by the EU-programme GRUNDTVIG / “Lifelong Learning Programme”, seeks to enhance the knowledge about a healthy lifestyle and its implementation in everyday life in each EU country according to resources and by means of community health management.

A European review of the situation of family carers of elderly people in relation to the existence, familiarity, availability, use and acceptability of supporting services... and any (other) supporting measures / ideas / concepts /...

The objective of this project was to forecast the living arrangements of people aged 75+ in the next thirty years. It resulted in an estimate of their needs, through an evaluation of the future demand for nursing homes and for informal and formal care. 

  • CARMEN - Care and Management for Older People in Europe Network (2001-2004)

The CARMEN project, under the leadership of EHMA ([the European Health Management Association undertook a 3-year cross-national comparison of methods for integrated care, which included methods of assessment and service delivery, new methods of planning care provisions, monitoring, and management of care performance and methods of network co-ordination. In its work the CARMEN project closely examined the fragmentation, common to all the countries involved, which exist between care segments, i.e. acute care, long-term care, social care, housing and welfare.

  • OASIS, Old Age Autonomy

It was focused the role of Service Systems and Intergenerational family Solidarity - to deepen the understanding of the interplay between family culture, intergenerational relations, and service systems and their impact on elder's autonomy and quality of life. This research project is built upon a partnership between institutions and researchers from Germany, Israel, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom, coordinated by The Center for Research and Study of Aging at the University of Haifa, Israel.

This project was a European-wide research study to provide information and ideas for the future of care services. The project seeks to improve the quality of care work and increase employment opportunities, reducing gender inequalities and raising its occupational status.

an international research project which brings together a range of academics, clinicians, and user groups to explore the concept of dignity in the lives of Older Europeans. The project spans 3 years until December 2004 and involves 8 partners from 6 European countries including UK, France, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Slovakia.

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.

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.

CASA is a European project supported by the European Fund for the Integration of Third-country Nationals Community Actions.It addresses the increasing need for long term and quality care of older people and people with disabilities by facilitating and supporting the integration of third countries nationals in the EU. The aim is to improve the quality of care of people in need and help immigrants, in particular women, find better jobs and facilitate their social and economic integration into European Society.The partnership will model an Agency to marry the increasing demand for long term carers with the supply of workers from third countries. The Agency model will be tested in 3 EU Member States (Germany, Italy and Greece) with the long term objective of being transferred across the EU.

  • The project SBAP - “To educate staff who will be employed on day care centers on social care and activities” (2010)

This project is funded and supported by the European Union and run by the Presidency of Social Solidarity and the Cooperation Foundation- İzmir. It seeks to contribute in the employment of unemployed women and in sustainable development and to enhance the communal sensibility as to provide qualified life standards for the elderly people.

  • 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. 

The main objective of this project is to identify the best practices and policies developped to reduce the inequalities in primary care settings in European regions. It includes 30 partners and represents 14 Countries. The AIR teal will provide examples of interventions aimed to reduce health inequalities in primary care, taking into account their efficiency, cost, target population. ONce the best practices have been identified and analyzed, recommendations will be made to decision makers.

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.

  • ANCIEN - Assessing needs of care in European nations (2009-2013)

ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. The project includes 20 partners from EU member states. It concerns the future of long-term care for the elderly in Europe. The questions we ask in ANCIEN are 1) How will need, demand, supply and use of LTC develop? 2) How do different systems of LTC perform? The project proceeds in consecutive steps of collecting and analysing information and projecting future scenarios on long term care needs, use, quality assurance and system performance. State of the art demographic, epidemiologic and econometric modelling will be used to interpret and project needs, supply and use of long term care over future time periods for different long term care systems.

  • 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.

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