European Health Award

Shortlisted projects 2016 announced!

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, six cross-border health projects have now been short-listed for the prestigious European Health Award. They cover topics such as chronic disease management, use of antibiotics, paediatric oncology, alcohol harm reduction, treatment of tuberculosis, and young people with arthritis and rheumatism. The prize-winner will be chosen by a panel of leading health experts and the award presented at the European Health Forum Gastein in late September. 

Shortlisted projects 2016

 EHA 2016 Project details (1.1 MB)

Project 1: EConDA
Economics of Chronic Diseases (EConDA) is a EU co-funded project designed to help EU Member States prioritise, develop and implement cost-effective policies to prevent chronic diseases and improve quality of life. The project included testing the long term cost effectiveness of interventions to prevent, screen, and treat chronic diseases, amongst others.

Project 2: EAAD
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a health initiative coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which aims to provide a platform to support national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics. The goal of EAAD is to provide the participating countries with evidence-based tools, as well as technical and political support for their campaigns.

Project 3: ExPO-r-Net
The ExPO-r-Net project is a large multinational network of European hospitals and institutions, building a European Reference Network for Paediatric Oncology. The aim is to reduce inequalities in childhood cancer survival by providing high-quality, accessible and cost-effective healthcare for children with cancer across Europe. 

Project 4: Let it hAPYN
The Let it hAPYN project is aimed at mobilising young people and youth organisations around Europe towards effective interventions to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm, while at the same time creating awareness among young people in Europe that alcohol is a harmful drug. 

Project 5: TBnet
TBnet is a European consortium aimed at promoting quality of care for tuberculosis patients. This is pursued by providing expert guidance in areas where clinical evidence is missing, defining research priorities, conducting clinical studies, and training early career clinicians and scientists. 

Project 6: Young PARE
Young People with Arthritis and Rheumatism in Europe (Young PARE) are a network of young people from across Europe, living with a rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease (RMD) who volunteer their time to advocate for better care, communication and quality of life for individuals under 35 across Europe living with RMDs, with the support of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). 


About the European Health Award

The European Health Award honours initiatives aiming to improve public health or healthcare in Europe. It was established in 2007 to promote cross-border cooperation, multi-country working and the development of sustainable, innovative and transferable initiatives which address current challenges such as disparities in health status, access to services and the provision of treatment within Europe. 

The European Health Award includes prize money of €10,000 and the 2016 prize will be presented at the 
19th European Health Forum Gastein in September 2016. 

The European Health Award is sponsored by the 
Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs and FOPI, the Association of the Research & Development based Pharmaceutical Industry in Austria.

Further Information:
To access our archive of previous European Health Award winners, please visit the Years of Award pages, or download our European Health Award Information  Brochure (256 KB). 

If you have any questions about the application process for the European Health Award please contact Josef Wenninger  Josef.Wenninger(at)

Acceptance speech by Ramazan Salman, Executive Director, Ethno-Medical Center Germany
Ramazan Salman after receiving the European Health Award 2015
Ramazan Salman receives the EHA 2015 on behalf of the MiMi Project