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Health & Cohesion Policy Agenda Item 3 - Docs 3, 3.1, 3.2 for information AER Social Policy & Public Health Committee Plenary Session 3 June 2008, Umeå.

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1 Health & Cohesion Policy Agenda Item 3 - Docs 3, 3.1, 3.2 for information AER Social Policy & Public Health Committee Plenary Session 3 June 2008, Umeå (Västerbotten-S) Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

2 What is Cohesion Policy nEurope’s regional policy to: Reduce social & economic disparities Support competitiveness Encourage regional solidarity n350 billion euro (‘07-’13) = 44.2% EU Budget Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

3 Priorities nObjective 1- Convergence nObjective 2 - Competitiveness nObjective 3 - Territorial Cooperation Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

4 Funding Instruments nEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF) nEuropean Social Fund (ESF) nCohesion Fund Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

5 HEALTH under Cohesion Policy nHealth infrastructure = 5 billion euro (1.5%total budget) nIndirect investment (ICT applications, public health promotion) Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

6 What can regions spend the money on? health infrastructure human capacity (training & education etc) healthy ageing (promoting public health) knowledge & information (e.g. eHealth) innovation & research cross-border cooperation Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

7 Project Proposal Health & Structural Funds Agenda Item 4 - Doc 4 for information AER Social Policy & Public Health Committee Plenary Session 3 June 2008, Umeå (Västerbotten-S) Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

8 Why this project? money allocated to health not entirely spent money invested in unrealistic activities need to gather expertise available and bring it to the regions Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

9 What will the project do? Identify problems: why are regions not spending the money available? Identify good practice: what are the best ways to spend the money available? Give regions the knowledge & tools to spend the money in the best possible way Create a sustainable mechanism for cooperation among European-level organisations Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

10 Who are the partners? Lead Partner: Maastricht University, School for Public Health & Primary Care - NL AER- Social Policy & Public Health Committee (2)  European Health Management Association (EHMA)  European Health Property Network (EuHPN) Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Sofia-B  Gesundheitsmanagement Bürger- Wieland OG -A  Health Clusternet (HCN)  Institute for Public Health & Employment, Nordrhein-Westfalen-D Veneto Region-I Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,

11 AER role in the project AER not a work package leader AER Secretariat participates to Steering Committee AER members can participate to conferences & training sessions AER members have access to knowledge gained (database, publications etc) Assembly of European Regions, 6 rue Oberlin, F Strasbourg, Tel ,


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