Tuesday, 29 January 2013 09:45

EU Health Programme - Annual Work Plan 2013

DG Sanco has announced on early December the adoption of the annual work plan 2013 for the health programme (COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 28 November 2012 concerning the adoption of the 2013 work plan in the framework of the second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), the selection, award and other criteria for financial contributions to the actions of this programme and the EU payment to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, serving as a financing decision - 2012/C 378/07).

Main priorities for 2013 will be:

  • Active and healthy ageing – focus on chronic diseases
  • Effective ways to invest in health – also health workforce
  • Patients' rights and safety
  • Advice and data, particularly on sustainable health systems

The work plan will also support the implementation of legislation in the following areas:

  • Safety and quality of tissues, cells and blood
  • Cross-border healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical devices 

More information on 2013 call for proposals for projects, conferences and operating grants

Scientists and Experts in the area of Alcohol and Health might find interesting the actions under the second objective " Promote Health"   like the  Joint action to support Member States in taking forward work on common priorities in line with the EU alcohol Strategy and the other actions linked to non- communicable and chronic diseases.

A Call for Expressions of Interest to establish a list of experts to support activities in connection with the EU Health Programme (2008-2013), was published on April 2011 by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC).

In particular, these activities consist of evaluating proposals submitted under annual calls for proposals, monitoring or evaluating funded projects and other tasks related to the implementation of the Programme.

Candidates complying with the eligibility, exclusion and selection criteria will be put on a list. Each time there is a need for experts for a given task, EAHC will choose from the list candidates who comply with the award criteria and whose profile and skills correspond to the tasks required. The selected experts may be offered a contract (model service contract) and will be paid on the basis of a fixed daily amount. 

The call remains open for the duration of the EU Health Programme (until the end of 2013). Nevertheless, in order to be considered as an expert for the evaluation of proposals, the applications should be submitted the soonest possible.

Individuals interested in submitting their expression of interest (application) are invited to read the text of the Call published in the Supplement to the Official Journal No. S 65 02/04/2011, and to register via a EAHC's dedicated site.

For more information please visit the dedicated by clicking here.

Heidi wiki (Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface), launched on May 2012 by the EC DG SANCO, is an internet based wiki tool for European health information and data. It aims to offer a broad spectrum of articles and data, relating e.g. to health status, diseases, determinants, health systems and policies. Heidi provides a tool for sharing, comparing and developing information across Europe. 

Heidi is a dynamic platform in which users can correct existing information and publish new data quickly. They can also give feedback and discuss the quality or the usefulness of the data. The editors have direct access to write text on-line. 

Access to edit and up-date articles in Heidi wiki is reserved to health experts recognized in their field at European level. The European Commission grants access rights to experts to write and edit the Heidi articles, following an on-line application.

For more Information please visit the HEIDI website by clicking here.


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