EHA ARCHIVE 
03-06 October 2007, Bad Hofgastein
We would like to congratulate the winning project "European Alliance against Depression".
The European Alliance against Depression is focused on the alarmingly high number of suicides. The project was run in 17 European countries with a multi-level approach, such as: intervention with primary care physicians, the start of a media campaign, special training for key groups such as teachers, clergymen, police, pharmacists, etc., the initiation of self-help groups and an emergency card for people at risk.
The “European Alliance against Depression” is the winner of the “European Health Forum Award” presented this year for the first time. With the prize the European Health Forum Gastein, the most important health policy event in the EU, honours outstanding initiatives in the area of healthcare that have had verifiable scientific successes.
Help for proper use of medications by patients.
Participating countries: Austria, Germany
Screening system for early recognition of the risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Participating countries: 16 EU member states
A trilateral network for improved cross-border use of healthcare facilities in border regions.
Participating countries: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
A network of pilot projects to develop best-practice recommendations and guidelines for the prevention and early recognition of breast cancer.
Participating countries: 19 European countries
European prevention programme for adolescents on the basis of social learning and group dynamic processes.
Participating countries: 19 European states