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Horizon 2020 Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s proposed new research and innovation programme, and determines EU funding in research and innovation. Running from 2014 to 2020, the programme aims to stimulate growth and jobs across Europe. Horizon 2020 will make it easier to participate in EU funded research and innovation projects through a simplified procedure.The Orthopaedic and Trauma community has an important role to play in supporting older persons to remain active and healthy.  EFORT therefore encourages all researchers to find out how they can participate, find partners if necessary, and submit proposals that will bring a real benefit to patients.
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European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing programme is aimed at increasing healthy life years and will stimulate action on prevention, early detection, integrated care, active and healthy aging, and strengthening primary care.The Partnership offers EFORT the opportunity to work with  other actors from patient groups, academics, medical societies to industry around a common goal – increasing healthy and active life years by 2 – and to contribute in developing innovative solutions in a pilot project which could be rolled out across Europe.
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pasq-265x100 EU Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PaSQ)
EFORT is a member of Health First Europe (HFE), a non-profit, non-commercial alliance of patients, healthcare workers, academics and healthcare experts and the medical technology industry. One of the key topic of Health First Europe is on patient safety and healthcare associated infections, a topic HFE has been following since 2004.Collaboration with EFORT, has been so far concentrated around this topic, and particularly around the EU Joint Action on Patient Safety and Quality of Care (PaSQ), a three year EU-funded project with Member States, launched in May 2013, which aims to consolidate a permanent network for patient safety in the EU through the sharing of information and experiences, and the implementation of good practices.
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