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Sunday, 24 July 2011 19:57

Heprogress is financed via VP/2010/006 Support to PROGRESS participating countries’ strategies on health Inequalities

What is The PROGRESS programme

This call is financed by the PROGRESS programme1. PROGRESS is the EU’s employment and social solidarity programme, set up to provide financial support for the attainment of the European Union’s objectives in employment, social affairs and equal opportunities as set out in the Social Agenda2. The realisation of the Social Agenda relies on a combination of instruments comprising EU legislation, the implementation of open methods of coordination in various policy fields and financial
incentives such as the European Social Fund.
The PROGRESS mission is to strengthen the EU’s contribution in support of Member States’commitments and efforts to create more and better jobs and to build a more cohesive society. To this effect, PROGRESS will be instrumental in:

  • providing analysis and policy advice on PROGRESS policy areas;
  • monitoring and reporting on the implementation of EU legislation and policies in PROGRESS policy areas;
  • promoting policy transfer, learning and support among Member States on EU objectives and priorities; and
  • relaying the views of the stakeholders and society at large.

This call aims to take forward the actions outlined in the Commission Communication on health inequalities, specifically by providing support to national/regional authorities in PROGRESS participating countries to strengthen policies to address health inequalities.

In this context, this call for proposals aims at financially supporting/ assisting national and regional authorities of PROGRESS participating countries:

  • to improve knowledge of health inequalities, including its extent and determinants;
  • to develop/ plan strategies to tackle/reduce health inequalities including building capacity (such as developing structures for stakeholders involvement at EU level);
  • to monitor the implementation of such strategies;
  • and to assess and evaluate such strategies.

For more information about VP/2010/006 Support to PROGRESS participating countries’ strategies on health Inequalities read here

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