European Connected Health Alliance

European Public Health Alliance

2019/09/12 5 recommendations on vaccination from EPHA
EPHA's latest work on vaccination touches key themes including vaccine hesitancy, the role of vaccines in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), shortages and vulnerable groups.
2019/09/10 Health makes the cut of the new European Commission
EPHA and EPF welcome appointment of Stella Kyriakides and encourage more ambition on health
2019/09/03 EPHA joins calls for urgent European Parliament action on medicines shortages
EPHA joins calls for urgent action by MEPs to tackle medicines shortages in Europe.
2019/08/23 Benefitting children, parents and community: the Sure Start Programme in Hungary
The positive effects are already observed in local kindergartens with children showing improvement in social skills, adaptability, vocabulary and mobility.
2019/08/19 Free dental medicine for children from disadvantaged families
Why must children suffer from infected teeth because they are poor and their families receive social welfare?
2019/07/31 EPHA’s Secretary General Fiona Godfrey is among top experts in Commission’s Mission Board for Cancer
"I will work to ensure that the interests of citizens are at the heart of the mission's work and that the key role of prevention is integrated into it from the start” said Ms Godfrey
2019/07/30 UK action on AMR: pushing for an antibiotic de-linkage model
The new UK national action plan on AMR takes things further by offering a “fully integrated and aligned” One Health approach covering health, animals, the environment and the food chain.
2019/07/30 The EU-Mercosur agreement means serious potential impacts for health
Is the true motivation for the deal to score a victory for the existing trade system against the protectionism of the current US administration?
2019/07/30 Thinking outside the box: Where next for public health advocacy on trade?
Evidence is no longer enough. What are the institutional barriers, ideological challenges and vested interests preventing policy coherence between trade and health?
2019/07/30 5 ways to engage with public health to shape a healthy Europe
It is more difficult than ever to advance a pro-health agenda in Europe. Discover all the ways you can make a difference.

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

2019/09/13 Low Emission Development Strategies around the World: Linking climate action and sustainable development based on the experience of two EU-funded projects - 27 September 2019, Brussels, Belgium
[Source: Research & Innovation] This conference will bring together stakeholders, policy experts and two ground-breaking EU-funded projects that have been working in this area to present the project results and discuss implications for climate, energy and development policies. CD-LINKS is a H2020 project focused on linking climate and development policies. It has brought together leading institutes from G20 countries and beyond to improve the global knowledge base, strengthen the global research network and reinforce each country’s capacity to build global and national low emission pathways. Africa-LEDS has been working with 7 African countries on Low Emission Development Strategies. It focuses on working with policymakers to demonstrate how NDC implementation can contribute to socioeconomic priorities.Venue: Borschette Conference Centre (Room 3A), Brussels
2019/09/12 Events - Horizon Europe Lunch Workshop - European Health Forum Gastein 2019 - 3 October 2019, Bad Hofgastein, Austria
[Source: Research & Innovation] The Commission is preparing Horizon Europe, the next and most ambitious EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) with a proposed budget of €100 billion, in an intensive codesign process. The co-design process ensures that Horizon Europe is directed towards what matters most, improves our daily lives and helps turn big societal challenges into innovation opportunities and solutions for a sustainable future. By bringing together speakers from the EHFGs ‘four pillars’ and drawing on the Forum’s expert participants from health and other relevant sectors and stakeholder groups, an interactive, outcomes-oriented session will be shaped. DG RTD will showcase the outcomes of the co-design process (focusing on the Health-related impacts), to reach a full range of stakeholders and gather feedback on the projected direction of the Horizon Europe. Maggie DE BLOCK, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health, and Asylum and Migration, Belgium, Belgium Irene NORSTEDT, Director of People Directorate (health and social sciences), Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), European Commission Fiona GODFREY, Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance Nathalie MOLL, Director-General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) (tbc) Moderated by Nick FAHY, Senior Researcher, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford
2019/09/11 ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development - 9-10 September 2020, Rome, Italy
[Source: Research & Innovation] European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability. The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect. Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD 2020 program: 1.
2019/09/11 Sustainable Food - A systems approach for EU Policy - 19 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium
[Source: Research & Innovation] At this event, we will examine the need for a systems approach to EU food policy including the tensions between agro-ecological approaches and advocates of ‘sustainable intensification’, the need for enhanced biodiversity and steady crop yields, new systems for environmental land management and public engagement in this process. Our wider picture will consider how EU agricultural trade policy and trade governance will need to be reconsidered in order to play a positive role in creating an EU-wide sustainable food system. Our proposed system needs concerted action across governments, an interdisciplinary approach and collaborative policy solutions. The White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have key expertise in the benefits of creating sustainable food systems and this event will present their policy recommendations from a UK and EU perspective. Our expert Panel will hear contributions from Professor Sue Hartley OBE, Director of the University of York Environmental Sustainability Institute and former advisor to the European Food Safety Authority and the European Commission on the ecological effects of genetically modified crops; Professor Peter Jackson, Co-Director of the University of Sheffield Institute for Sustainable Food and chair of the current SAM Expert Working Group for the Evidence Review ‘Towards an EU Sustainable Food System’; and Professor Fiona Smith, in International Economic Law at the University of Leeds and invited expert for the DG SANTE Working Group on EU Food Safety in Nutrition in 2050.
2019/09/11 Horizon Europe - Have your say on the next generation of ambitious research and innovation partnerships
[Source: Research & Innovation] How can the EU best support impactful, inclusive research and innovation partnerships with industry, Member States and other stakeholders? Now you can share your views on the 12 proposed institutionalised partnerships under Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027).
2019/09/10 Research Headlines - Linking business and climate services to create market growth
[Source: Research & Innovation] Currently, there is a large, untapped market for climate services with gaps in the demand and supply. An EU-funded project is providing insight into the climate service market - reducing barriers for business and encouraging European market growth.
2019/09/10 Events - “ENERGY in BUILDINGS” International Conference - 28 September 2019, Athens, Greece
[Source: Research & Innovation] “ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an International Conference that will take place for the eighth consecutive year. It brings together Engineers, Architects, Stakeholders, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art of the built environment. The Conference will host accepted papers and posters as well as presentations and workshops of invited speakers. There is no conference registration fee. The official language of the Conference is English.Event Venue:The Wyndham Grand Athens HotelMegalou Alexandrou 3, Plateia KaraiskakiAthensGreece
2019/09/09 Research Headlines - Neural networks could reveal how the brain understands time
[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers have developed a framework for understanding how we record memories by creating a model that simulates the behaviour of single neurons across different timescales. The research could help build on our understanding of how human memory works and lead to developments in the burgeoning field of artificial neural networks, as well as areas as far-reaching as genetics and ecology.
2019/09/06 Research Headlines - New treatment on the horizon for Graves' disease
[Source: Research & Innovation] Treatment options for the immune system disorder Graves' disease have remained unchanged for over 70 years, and all bring serious side effects. An innovative EU-funded project is helping scientists and doctors move closer to finding a safer, more effective alternative.
2019/09/05 Research Headlines - Mobile app helps fish farmers to boost their yields
[Source: Research & Innovation] Fish farming has become an important source of high-quality protein. But aquaculture farmers often suffer high losses. A mobile application developed by an EU-funded project offers farmers much-needed, near-real-time support to increase yields - boosting their sustainability and competitiveness.

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