We present a selection of closed projects we participated in, in chronological order (present to past, counting date of closure).

WereldbolI-MOVE+ (2015-2018)

Influenza: MOnitoring Vaccine effectiveness in Europe

The I-MOVE network aims to measure influenza vaccine effectiveness in Europe, in a way that is scientifically and financially independent from vaccine manufacturers. It publishes results immediately after the start of a seasonal epidemic or pandemic.

WereldbolSPIMEU (2015-2018)

Determinants of successful implementation of Selective Prevention of Cardio-metabolic Diseases Across Europe

Contributing to the reduction of cardio-metabolic morbidity and mortality in the EU by establishing the feasibility of implementing innovative prevention actions (a toolbox).

  • Funding: European Commission’s Health Programme 2014
  • Project partners: Julius Center for Health Sciences, Karoliniska Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Charles University, University of Crete
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Joke Korevaar PhD, Mark Nielen PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: SPIMEU.org
  • Deliverables: 

WereldbolGIBS (2012-2018)

Global Influenza B Study

GIBS was launched in 2012 and its aim is to collect information on the epidemiology and burden of disease of influenza B in the world during the past 10-15 years, in order to support prevention policies in the coming years.

  • Funding: Sanofi Pasteur, Lyon, France
  • Project partners: health institutes, research institutes and ministries of health from 32 different countries all over the world
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: John Paget PhD, Joke Korevaar PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project GIBS
  • International project website: -

WereldbolJA-CANCON (2014-2017)

Joint Action on Cancer Control. Harmonising the way we fight cancer in Europe

The aim was to contribute in different ways to reducing the cancer burden in the EU by creating a European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control spanning the whole patient journey from prevention to treatment and survivorship.

  • Funding: Co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union
  • Project partners: representatives from 17 EU Member States
  • Nivel involvement: associated partner
  • Nivel experts: Joke Korevaar PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: JA-CANCON.eu

WereldbolJA-CHRODIS (2014-2017)

Joint Action on Chronic Diseases

Nivel participated in the sixth Work Package (WP6)‘Development of common guidance and methodologies for care pathways for multi-morbid patients’. The aim of WP6 was to design and develop innovative, cost-efficient and patient-centred approaches for multimorbid patients with chronic conditions, including early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care (with special attention to medication management, issues such as polypharmacy and adherence).

  • Funding: European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2014-2020)
  • Project partners: 60 partners from countries all over Europe
  • Nivel involvement: associated partner
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Mieke Rijken PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project JA-CHRODIS
  • International project website: CHRODIS.eu

WereldbolEUR-HUMAN (2015-2016)

EUropean Refugees - HUman Movement and Advisory Network

The aim was to enhance the capacity of European member states who accept migrants and refugees in addressing their health needs, safeguard them from risks, and minimize cross-border health risks.

  • Funding: CHAFEA (European Commission)
  • Project partners: 8 countries (Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, UK)
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel expert: Prof. Michel Dückers PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: EUR-HUMAN.pic.gr

WereldbolARNA (2014-2016)

Antimicrobial Resistance and causes of Non-prudente use of Antibiotics in human medicine

Arna aimed to contribute to a more prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine in Europe, with a specific focus on the use of non-prescribed antibiotics. The overall aim was to assess the non-prudent use of antibiotics in the European Union (EU) and to encourage policies that lead to a more prudent use of antibiotics.

  • Funding: European Comm​ission, Health and Consumers Directorate-General
  • Project partners: University of Antwerp and cosultancybureau TNS-NIPO
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Liset van Dijk PhD; John Paget PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project ARNA
  • International project website: -

WereldbolICARE4EU (2014-2016)

Innovating care for people with multiple chronic conditions in Europe

The aim was tot describe and analyse innovative approaches in multidisciplinary care for people with multiple chronic conditions currently existing in Europe.

  • Funding: Health Programme of the European Commission
  • Project partners: TUB, Technische Universität Berlin, UEF, University of Eastern Finland (ITÄ-Suomen Yliopisto), INRCA, National Institute of Health and Science on Aging, WARWICK, University of Warwick, AGE Platform Europe, Eurocarers, European association working for carers
  • Collaborating partner: European Observatory on health systems and policies
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel expert: Mieke Rijken PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: ICARE4EU.org

WereldbolCC4HCA (2014-2015)

Support for the definition of Core Competences 4 HealthCare Assistants

The aim of CC4HCA was to explore the interest among all EU Member States in developing a common position on the skills, knowledge and competences of health care assistants (HCAs) in Europe. One of the results: Primary Care Evaluation Tool (PCET).

  • Funding: the Seventh Framework Programme, an EC funded project
  • Project partners: 10 countries across Europe
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Ronald Batenburg PhD, Johan Hansen PhD
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel project site: Project CC4HCA
  • International project website: -

WereldbolTRANSFoRm (2010-2015)

Translational Medicine and Patient Safety in Europe

The aim was o develop the technology that facilitates a learning healthcare system. It brings together a highly multidisciplinary consortium where three carefully chosen clinical ‘use cases’ will drive, evaluate and validate the approach to the ICT challenges.

  • Funding: EU Seventh Framework Programme
  • Project partners: 24 participants from 10 countries
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Robert Verheij PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: TRANSFoRm.eu

WereldbolQUALICOPC (2010-2014)

Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe

The aims was to comprehensively evaluate primary care systems in Europe against criteria of quality, equity and costs. The study will provide an answer to the question what strong primary care systems entail and which effects strong primary care systems have on the performance of overall health care systems.

  • Funding: EC Seventh Framework Programme
  • Project partners: Research intstitutes of 34 countries, being 26 European Union (EU) member states, and Iceland, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Australia, Canada and New Zealand
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel expert: Wienke Boerma PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project QUALICOPC
  • International project website: CancelControl.eu: www.cancercontrol.eu/archived

Wereldbol DUQuE (2009-2014)

Deepening our Understanding of Quality Improvement in Europe

The aim was to study the effectiveness of quality improvement systems in European hospitals of 8 countries. This has been done by assessing the relationship of organisational quality improvement systems/management and culture, professionals’ involvement, and patient empowerment with the quality of hospital care (including clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient involvement).

  • Funding: EU 7th Research Framework Programme
  • Project partners: 9 partners from 7 countries
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Cordula Wagner PhD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: DUQuE
  • Deliverables: 

WereldbolAPRES (2009-2013)

Appropriateness of PREScribing antibiotics in primary health care in Europe (with respect to antibiotic resistance)

The aim was: providing information and recommendations on the appropriateness of prescribing antibiotics in primary care.

  • Funding: European Commission
  • Project partners: 13 participants from 9 countries
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel experts: John Paget PhD
  • Nivel project site: Project APRES
  • International project website: APRES.en

WereldbolACTOR (2009-2013)

ACtion plan on Transplantation and ORgan donation

Study on the set-up of organ donation and transplantation in the EU Member States, uptake and impact of the EU Action Plan on Organ Donation and Transplantation (2009-2015)

WereldbolHSREPP (2009-2011)

Health Services Research into European Policy and Practice: preparation and organisation of a European Health Services Research Conference.

  • Funding: European Commission
  • Project partners: 4; Technische Universität Berlin, Sundhedsstyrelsen Denmark, AMC (UvA) Netherlands, London School of hygiene and Tropical Medicine Royal Charter)
  • Nivel involvement: lead partner
  • Nivel experts: Johan HansenpHD
  • Nivel project site: -
  • International project website: HSREPP.eu

 

Kenniscentrum Nivel. Archive Closed international projects. From: www.nivel.nl [Last update 08-March-2021; consulted on 08-March-2021]. URL: https://www.nivel.nl/en/node/2839