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1. ”Burnout education, normatives and digital tools for European Universities (BENDIt-EU) - 2020-1-RO01-KA203-080261”

Financing source: European Commission, Erasmus+, Strategic Partnerships for higher education (KA203)

Project duration: 2.5 years (1 December 2020 – 21 May 2023)

The general objective: The aim of our project is to prepare a comprehensive set of resources that will address the issue of burnout in health and health allied universities (e.g. nursing, psychology, social work) at three distinct levels: organizational (IO4), collective (IO3) and individual (IO2), including the dissemination of general information to all stakeholders (IO1).

The strategic objectives of BENDIt-EU are:

  • Raising awareness on academic burnout by providing on a wide scale up to date, evidence-based information for the detection, the prevention and the most effective interventions for academic burnout
  • Improving the well-being of medical and health allied students who are at risk of developing burnout or suffer from mild, moderate and severe forms of burnout
  • Improving the skills of staff working in university support services for directly addressing or referring cases of academic burnout
  • Providing recommendations to academic management for developing normatives and regulations for addressing academic burnout

2. ”Intelectual Output 1 - Burnout manual (pocket edition)”


3. ”European Network for Health Technology Assessment - Joint Action 3 (EUnetHTA JA3)”

The European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) aims to define and implement an efficient and sustainable model for the scientific and technical cooperation on HTA, to obtain added value at European, national and regional level. The project is carried out by a Consortium of 81 partners from 29 countries, coordinated by the National Health Care Institute from Netherlands (Zorginstituut Nederland).


Financing source: European Commission - DG SANTE, and own sources.

Project duration:4 years (2016-2020)

The general objective of EUnetHTA JA3 is to increase the use, quality and efficiency of joint HTA work at European level, to support evidence-based, sustainable and equitable choices in healthcare and health technologies and support re-use in regional and national HTA reports and activities.

The strategic objectives of the EUnetHTA JA3 are:

  • To develop a voluntary, sustainable European Collaboration on HTA, the model focusses on supporting Members States in receiving HTA relevant information that is- objective, reliable, timely, comparable;
  • The collaborative production of structured HTA core information, including rapid HTA’s will be decentralised, methodologies and production related information and communication technology infrastructure will be finalised as stand alone support network from 2020 onwards.


4. ”Joint Action Health Equity Europe - JAHEE”

The Project is carried out by a Consortium of 25 partners, coordinated by the National Health Institute in Italy (Instituto Superiore di Sanita). Other 24 institutions from the EE Member States participate as affiliated or collaborator institutions. For this project, NSPHMPDB is associated with the National Institute for Mather-and-Child Health (NIMCH) "Alessandrescu - Rusescu" Bucharest – as affiliated institution.


Financing source: European Commission - DG SANTE, and own sources

Project duration: 3 years (2018-2021)

The general objective of JAHEE is to improve health and well-being of European citizens and achieve greater equity in health outcomes across all groups in society in all participants countries and in Europe at large.

Specific Objectives:

JAHEE aims to contribute to:

  • Improve the planning and development of the policies to tackle health inequalities at European, national, regional and local level;
  • Implement  actions  that  provide  the  best  opportunity  to  tackle  health  inequalities  in  each participating country;
  • Strengthen  a  cooperative  approach  in  tackling  health  inequalities  and  facilitate  ex-change and learning among participating countries (sharing and learning approach);
  • Facilitate transferability of good practices.


5. “Improving quality and performance hospital services through costs evaluation and standardization” (CaPeSSCoSt)

The project is carried out by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with: the National Authority for Quality Management in Health (NAQMH), the National Social Health Insurance Fund (NSHIF), and the National School of Public Health, Management and Professional Development Bucharest (NSPHMPDB).

Financing source: structural funds – the Operational Programme “Administrative Capacity” (OPAC), and own sources

Project duration: 3 years (2019-2022)

General objective

Improving the quality and efficiency of the public services din Romanian healthcare system, by supporting the sectorial decentralization process, promoting public integrity and accountability in spending public funds.

Specific Objectives

  • Increasing capacity of decentralized health institutions to internalize all the specific functions of the health care system;
  • Promoting quality and integrity in services supplied by the Romanian health care system;
  • Supporting the application of National Anti-corruption Strategy 2008-2010 coordination mechanisms, and future strategic documents on anti-corruption;
  • Limiting misappropriation of health system funds by fraud of the public procurement procedures, contracting and misappropriation of property goods and associated corruption;
  • Strengthening cooperation between the institutions involved in elaboration, implementation and control of applying the decentralization health policies.


6. “Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research (EVBRES)”

The project is carried on by a partnership of research and academic institutions from 40 countries, coordinated by the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences in Bergen, Norway.


Financing sources: European Cooperation in Science and Technology COST JA 2018-2022, and own sources.

Project duration: 4 years (2018-2022)

The aim of the project is to use the research outcomes in substantiating new studies in a systematic and transparent manner (through systematic reviews), so as to get valid, efficient and accessible evidences.

Specific Objectives of research coordination

  • Increase the awareness and acceptance of these challenges by all the relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop training materials for Evidence-Based Research (EBR);
  • Gathering collaboration between stakeholders in order to increase efficiency of updating and elaborating systematic reviews;
  • Creating a common vision on the evaluation of EBR implementation.

Specific Objectives for capacity development

  • Identify implications of EBR approach for each stakeholder;
  • Training researchers in EBR application;
  • Describe processes and technologies used in systematic reviews in need for improvements;
  • Establish a common understanding of how to monitor the EBR application in clinical research.


7. ”European Researchers Network Working on Second Victims (ERNST)”

The project is implemented by representatives of 21 European countries and of other three countries outside EU, and is coordinated by The Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of Valencia Region (La Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana, FISABIO).

Financing sources: European Cooperation in Science and Technology COST JA 2018-2022, and own sources.

Project duration: 4 years (2020-2024)

The aim of this action is to facilitate discussion and share scientific knowledge, perspectives, legislation and rules, and best practices concerning adverse events in healthcare institutions to implement joint efforts to support second victims, and to introduce an open dialogue and discussion among stakeholders about the consequences of the second victim phenomenon based on a cross-national collaboration that integrates different disciplines and approaches, including legal, educational, professional, and socio-economic perspectives.

Specific Objectives of research coordination

  • Encouraging discussion of the meaning of the fourth criterion (Quadruple Aim) and its implications for healthcare organisations, taking into consideration that the secondary victim phenomenon is one of the major focuses of this Action;
  • Developing the conceptualisation of the secondary victim phenomenon and a common understanding of its definition;
  • Raising general awareness of the impact of adverse events on healthcare professionals;
  • Achieving changes in rules and regulations facilitating discussion of the legal, ethical, and organizational gaps while promoting a common understanding of factors underlying the interventions designed to support second victim;
  • Understanding of the causes of errors to stakeholders and the general public;
  • Introducing new metrics on the system level that should be used to improve health workforce policy;
  • Encouraging inclusion of the consequences of mistakes on care providers and their implications for the curricula;
  • Agreeing what to do after occurring adverse events, sharing knowledge and methods to tackle with the second victims’ phenomenon;
  • Learning to tackle with the consequences of the second victims’ phenomenon by promoting a debate in healthcare to learn from other industries.

Specific Objectives for capacity development

  • To lead a debate to promote a culture of transparency and legal certainty as a contribution to furthering the wellbeing of frontline medical staff as part of its commitment to quality assurance;
  • To bridge management, social, legal, educational, and clinical expertise to further develop the conceptualisation of the second victim phenomenon;
  • To provide a platform to develop a research and implementation agenda involving relevant stakeholders to promote effective solutions and facilitate discussion of the legal, ethical, social, and organizational issues;
  • To create a network for the integration of fragmented initiatives, applying lessons learned and to foster knowledge exchange and dissemination of results;
  • To encourage the development of proposals to support second victims.

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