Interim Evaluation of the Public Health Programme 2003-2008

Final Report

by Wija J. Oortwijn, Tom Ling, Judith Mathijssen, Maureen Lankhuizen, Amanda Watt, Christian van Stolk, Jonathan Cave

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Abstract

The Public Health Programme of the European Commission aims to contribute to improved health in Europe through disease prevention and reducing risks to health, through research, building networks, coordinating health activities and sharing expertise. It must adhere to an interim evaluation before its session ends in order to learn from its past and improve techniques in the future. This evaluation was completed by RAND Europe. This report recommends an improved system of monitoring and priority setting to secure greater synergies across the Programme and between the Programme and other health-related activities at the European level. This would require developments in the management of Programme activities.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    Methodology

  • Chapter Three

    Results

  • Chapter Four

    Conclusions and recommendations

  • Appendix 1

    Results of survey

  • Appendix 2

    Interview respondents

  • Appendix 3

    Dissemination activities

  • Appendix 4

    Network analysis

  • Appendix 5

    European science network

  • Appendix 6

    Efficiency of processes

  • Appendix 7

    Use of financial resources

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