Progress Programme

The PROGRESS programme is a financial instrument from the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs) supporting the development and coordination of EU policy in the following five areas:

PROGRESS's ultimate objective is to help achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy. For the European Commission, non-governmental organisations have an important contribution to make towards affecting and/or accompanying change in employment and social policies and legislation. Making difference requires a sustained, cohesive coalition capable of mobilizing and analyzing information, making that information available to key actors.

Progress at European level

PROGRESS's ultimate objective is to help achieve the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy. For the European Commission, non-governmental organisations have an important contribution to make towards affecting and/or accompanying change in employment and social policies and legislation. Making difference requires a sustained, cohesive coalition capable of mobilizing and analyzing information, making that information available to key actors.

  • To contribute to the development of public health and health promotion in Europe.
  • To monitor health promotion, public health, disease prevention, determinants of health and social inequities and related developments in Europe.
  • To facilitate communication and dissemination of information on health related issues in Europe.
  • To enhance communication and collaboration between all national, regional and local authorities, agencies, bodies and organisations relevant to or working on health promotion, public health, disease prevention and determinants of health and social inequities in Europe.
  • To enhance dialogues with the European Union Institutions and other relevant international organisations on health related policies and strategies.

Progress at National level

The PROGRESS Programme Committee is composed of national representatives and helps the Commission manage the programme by:

  • approving the annual work plans.
  • ensuring delivery according to these plans.

The Committee can provide information and assistance about how to participate in PROGRESS but it is not directly responsible for the implementation of the programme at the national level. In the same time, some projects aiming at tackle health inequalities are held at national level.

Projects

 

ReTHI

ReTHI is a project supported under the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013), which focuses on promoting activities aimed at reducing health inequalities in the EU through stimulating debate on the issues of health inequalities, the planning of policy strategies and their possible implementation in order to tackle them.

To know more about ReTHI, click here

To access ReTHi contribution to the Action Plan for Health Equity in Västra götaland, click here

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Health Action Partnership International (HAPI) – Working for Equity in Health

The project aims to explore the relationship between work, worklessness, social protection as social determinants of health inequalities. In particular, the project will:

  • raise awareness of health inequalities with those working at EU, national and regional level;
  • Identify effective practice in work, worklessness and social protection to help to address health inequalities; 
  • Draw together the knowledge base on what works to tackle health inequalities in areas such as work and health, back to work schemes and minimizing the harmful effects of worklessness; 
  • Contribute to the development of health inequalities strategies across Europe.

To know more about the project, click here.

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Heprogress – Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association

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To know more about the project, click here.

Click here to know about the state of play of the project in October 2012.

To know more about Heprogress, click here

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content.logo.gmph.jpg Greater Manchester Public Health Practice Unit - Increasing the number of people with mental health issues (mild to moderate) who stay in employment during treatment

To know more about the project “Increasing the number of people with mental health issues who stay in employment during treatment", click here.

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Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB) – Better Health for Better Integration

To know more about the project, click here.

 

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Institute of gerontology and intergenerational relations, Slovenia

To know more about the project “Social Gradient potential in reducing health inequalities in the elderly”, click here.

To read the report related to the project "Falls Prevention in elderly by elderly in Slovenia", click here.

Contact Ms Mojca Slana at mojca.slana@inst-antonatrstenjaka.si for more information.