Opportunities for collaborative research with Europe The European Union’s 7

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Opportunities for
collaborative research with Europe
The European Union’s
7th Framework Programme for Research
European Commission
DG Research
Dr. Jan Paehler
02/07/2009
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Eight EU Enlargements
1952
1973
1990
1995
1981
2004
1986
2007
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EU and health care
 European Union is built on four freedoms:
Free movement of People
Free movement of Services
Free movement of Goods
Free movement of Capital
 Organisation of health care services is primarily
the responsibility of the Member States
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EU and health care
 The EU Member States agreed on common
values and principles in EU health systems (2006):
• Values
• Operating
principles
•Access to good quality
care
•Quality
•Equity
•Universality
•Care that is based on
evidence and ethics
•Solidarity
•Patient involvement
•Safety
•Redress
•Privacy
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European Research Area
39 countries participate in
‘Single Market for Research’
EU – Member States (n = 27)
12 Countries associated with FP7
• Albania
• Bosnia Herzegovina
• Croatia
• FYR of Macedonia
• Iceland
• Israel
• Liechtenstein
• Montenegro
• Norway
• Serbia
• Switzerland
• Turkey
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EU Framework Programme 2007-2013
Four Specific Programmes
total budget of € 50 billion (USD 70 billion)
Euratom
Cooperation
JRC (EC)
4,061
1,751
Capacities 4,097
Ideas
(European Research Council)
People
4,75
Cooperation
32,413*
People
7,51
Ideas
Capacities
*of which Health € 6.1 billion
(USD 8.5 billion)
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The Health theme
structure and content
pillar 1:
pillar 2:
pillar 3:
Biotechnology,
generic tools
& technologies
for health
Translating
research for
human health
Optimising
the delivery
of health care
cross-cutting issues: child health, the health of ageing population
gender-related health issues
Activity (pillar) 4: Other actions across the theme
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Cooperation programme
Health theme
3: Optimising the delivery of healthcare
 Translating clinical research into clinical practice
 Quality, efficiency and solidarity of healthcare systems
 Enhanced health promotion and disease prevention
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HEALTH COLLABORATIVE
RESEARCH – 3rd pillar
i) Translating clinical research into clinical practice:
Better use of medicines, behavioural and organisational
interventions, health technologies; focus on patient
safety:
to identify best clinical practice
to understand decision making in clinical settings
in primary and specialised care
to foster evidence-based medicine and patient
empowerment
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HEALTH COLLABORATIVE
RESEARCH – 3rd pillar
ii) Quality, efficiency and solidarity of health
systems:
 Basis for countries to adapt their health systems
taking into account national contexts and
population characteristics.
Organizational, financial and regulatory aspects
Implementation – best practice
Outcomes - effectiveness, efficiency and equity
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HEALTH COLLABORATIVE
RESEARCH – 3rd pillar
iii) Enhanced Health Promotion & Disease
Prevention:
 Evidence for best public health measures in
terms of life style interventions
 Focus on the wider determinants of health and
how they interact at the individual and community
level
 tobacco, alcohol, nutrition and physical activity, health inequalities, mental
health
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Work Programme
Basis for calls for proposals
Drafted by the European Commission with input from
EU Member State Research Ministries and a scientific
advisory body
Lists the technical research topics (more or less
specifically)
Grant sizes differ (3, 6, or 12 million EUR
= 4.2, 8.5 , or 17 million USD)
One or two stage submission processes
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Rules for Participation
 Proposal needs to address specific topic of the work
programme (i.e. call text)
 Collaborative Research Projects generally require
participants from at least 3 European countries
 US participants are eligible for funding just like their
European counterparts
 but do not count towards the minimum participation of 3 countries
 Open access publication policy
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Review Process
• Each proposal reviewed by at least 3 independent
experts (from Europe and beyond)
• Each evaluation reviewed by independent
observers (report published at
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/health/library_en.html)
• Funding decision based on scientific excellence
alone – no national quota
• Time to grant agreement: up to 12 months
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Next call for proposals
• Expected publication 31 July 2009 – deadline November
• One broad topic in the «clinical practice » area 3.1
bottom-up approach, two stage process
– 3.1.1 Better understanding of implementation and dissemination
strategies
• Two topics in the « health systems » area 3.2 – single stage
– 3.2.1 Financing systems’ effect on quality of health care
– 3.2.2 Risk adjustment algorithms for better health insurance coverage
• The area on « prevention and promotion » will be closed in the
next call – to be reinforced next year.
• International cooperation has an emphasis on Africa
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How can I get involved?
• http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/health/
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FP7 – Workprogramme and Calls for Proposals
Email-Alert and newsletters
Find EU-partner institutions
Respond to call for proposals
• Delegation of the European Commission to the USA
– Scientific counsellor: Laurent BOCHEREAU
– www.eurunion.org
• Become an Evaluator !
– Register under https://cordis.europa.eu/emmfp7/
• Émails:
[email protected]
[email protected]
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