2014 European Health Award

EHFG150x100Involved in a cross-border health project? Apply now for the 2014 European Health Award!

In advance of the seventeenth European Health Forum Gastein conference, this year themed “Electing Health – the Europe we want!” which will take place in Austria´s Gastein Valley from 1st to 3rd October 2014, the International Forum Gastein is welcoming applications for the European Health Award 2014. The award of 10,000 will be sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and FOPI, the association of research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Austria.

Designed to honour initiatives aiming to improve public health or healthcare in Europe, the European Health Award was established in 2007 to promote cross-border cooperation, multi-country working and the development of sustainable, innovative and transferable initiatives which address current challenges such as disparities in health status, access to services and the provision of treatment within Europe.

“The purpose of the European Health Award is to promote cross-border working and celebrate European initiatives that tackle today´s health challenges which are more complex and multi-faceted than ever,” says EHFG President Professor Helmut Brand. “Promoting multi-country working and the development of innovative and sustainable initiatives will help us to meet our vision of a healthy, social and prosperous Europe.”

During its lifetime, the Award has been won by a range of different projects. In 2013 the winner was the ReDNet Project (Recreational Drugs European Network), a multi-centred project based in eight EU countries. It aims to identify new psychoactive substances sold online with the aim of improving the level of information available to young people (16-24) and health professionals on the effects of these new recreational drugs and the potential health risks associated with their use, via a range of innovative technological tools. The 2012 award went to the European Health Literacy Project (HLS-EU) that coordinated the European Health Literacy Survey and established the international network Health Literacy Europe and national advisory boards on health literacy in eight countries.

Submitted applications will be evaluated over the summer by a renowned international jury consisting of representatives from the fields of academia, politics, industry and public administration.

Applications for the European Health Award 2014 must be submitted by midnight on Friday 30 May 2014. Information and an application form can be found at http://www.ehfg.org/award.html

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