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Since 2005, we have developed and managed more than €66.6 million of European projects, organised study tours and staff exchanges with our international partners and kept our stakeholders up-to-date with relevant policy issues in the European Union.
We see our job as:
- providing training and learning opportunities through collaborations with colleagues from other countries
- working with European partners to assess the impact of new legislation on stakeholder organisations
- enabling partners and stakeholders to stay up-to-date with developments in health and social care across the world
- helping people and organisations reach health networks, institutions and other relevant bodies outside the United Kingdom.
The Health and Europe Centre is an active member of several EU networks. For more information, or for access to any of our networks’ documentation, please contact us.
The Europe and Health Programme began in April 2001, based at the University of Kent, with an initial two-year programme of research and development funded by the National Health Service (NHS) Kent Health Authorities.
It was established to provide a European service which would develop understanding, build knowledge and practical expertise about the opportunities for the health and social care sector in Kent & Medway to become involved in European health initiatives, for the benefit of patients, carers and their relatives. The programme of work was also designed to give ‘front-line’ staff within the health and social care sector an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience by collaborating on European health programmes, or through the exchange of good practice with colleagues in other European Countries.
Over the years, the programme of work significantly developed and a decision was taken in late 2005 to transfer out of the University of Kent and mainstream the work into the NHS ‘family’ As part of this mainstreaming exercise, it was agreed that the most fit-for-purpose vehicle for continuing the work of the Health and Europe programme would be a stand-alone Social Enterprise (a not-for-profit-company) to be called The Health and Europe Centre.
Since 2005, we have developed and managed more than €66.6m million of European projects from many different funding streams. The Centre provides a complete project management service, starting with bid development and finding European partners through bid submission to all aspects of project management once the bid has been approved, including all reporting, financial management and audit.
A not-for-profit-company, we work closely with local NHS and local government stakeholders to bring European learning, practice and policy to the local health community.
Each stakeholder has representatives on the Health and Europe Centre Management Board and they govern, direct, review and support the work of the Centre. Opportunities for learning and sharing good practice across Europe through workshops, conferences, study tours and exchanges