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Call: Primary prevention courses for girls living in areas with higher risk of breast cancer

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Health Programme "

The EU is required by its founding treaty to ensure that human health is protected as part of all its policies, and to work with the EU countries to improve public health, prevent human illness and eliminate sources of danger to physical and mental health. The 3rd Health Programme has 4 overarching objectives:

  1. Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle,
  2. Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats,
  3. Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems,
  4. Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens.
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Primary prevention courses for girls living in areas with higher risk of breast cancer
Description of call
"Primary prevention courses for girls living in areas with higher risk of breast cancer"
The project should identify a certain number of geographical regions in the European Union presenting higher breast cancer rates due to identifiable environmental factors. The selection of the pilot areas to implement the project should keep a geographical diversity and include several Member States.

The key objective of this pilot project is to establish the scientific evidence for environmental problems in relation to areas with higher breast cancer rates, with the aim to improve the situation for the citizens living in this area in a cross-sectorial manner.

Priority in the analysis and on the actions to be proposed should be given to youngest cohorts of age in full compatibility and complementary with the European Union breast cancer policy on prevention and early detection of breast cancer. The project will focus on soil and water contamination by polluting agents and include specifically illegal disposal of toxic waste as well as on industrial areas. The pilot project is targeted at areas, as described above, where breast cancer incidence rates are statistically much higher than average.

The project will be carried out in form of a study in order to review the evidence of polluting agents and their impact on health, specifically breast cancer with full scientific justification of any action proposed.
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Thematic Focus Health, Social Affairs, Sports, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Climate, Climate Change, Environment & Biodiversity
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Eligible applicants Public Services, University, Research Institution
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Proposals must be submitted by consortia of legal entities (with or without legal personality) established in at least 2 different EU Member States.
Project duration max 36 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 500 000 €. The maximum possible rate of co-financing of the eligible total costs is 60%.
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