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3rd Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention: Discussion on best practices

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Today in Brussels, the Steering Group on Promotion and Prevention[1] meets for the third time to discuss best practices to support national policies on non-communicable diseases. Several EU countries will present their experiences and their priority areas. Participants will also give their views on a proposed mechanism to assess best practices. See other key topics in the agenda below.


10:00-10:15   Welcome by Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General, DG SANTE

10:15-12:30   Best practice selection

  • First round of selection of best practices: Member States' experiences
  • Funding possibilities under the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS) scheme: example of colorectal cancer screening
  • Second round of selection of best practices: priority areas of MS

13:30-14:00   Future selection and assessment of best practices: Best Practice Portal, John Ryan, Director for Public Health, DG SANTE

14:00-14:30   Knowledge development in the JRC, Krzysztof Maruzewski, Director, JRC

14:30-15:00   Implementation of research in Horizon 2020 and onwards, Line Matthiessen, Acting Director, DG RTD

15:00-15:30   OECD's work on the economics of prevention, Michele Cecchini, Principal Administrator, OECD

15:30-16:00   Conclusion and next steps, Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General, DG SANTE

Previous Steering Group meetings:

30/11/2016: First meeting of the SG on Promotion and Prevention – Flash report

17/03/2017: Second meeting of the SG on Promotion and Prevention – Flash report

More information:

[1] Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases, composed of representatives from all EU and EEA countries and several Commission services (e.g. SANTE, EMPL, SRSS, RTD, JRC,  EAC)

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