TOPIC: Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic drinking.

Types of action: HP-PJ Project

Deadline Model: single-stage 

Opening date: 04 March 2016

Deadline: 02 June 2016 17:00:00

Heavy episodic drinking and youth drinking, including underage drinking, are of particular concern in Europe. All age groups and both genders are affected by heavy episodic drinking. Building on previous work conducted in this area, this action should support Member States’ efforts to reduce alcohol related harm and particularly contribute to the objectives of the Member States’ action plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking ([1]). It should generate and promote new and innovative good practices targeting the reduction of heavy episodic drinking, including amongst young adults, and underage drinking.

([1]) Action Plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking (Binge Drinking) (2014-2016), Endorsed by the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action (CNAPA) on 16 September 2014


Description of the activities to be funded under the call for proposals:

The activities should aim at testing methods/tools and at identifying good practices on reducing heavy episodic drinking including amongst young adults and underage drinking in different settings and different Member States. Priority should be given to initiatives aiming at identifying good practices of measures at population level and more targeted prevention measures like brief interventions. In addition, multi-stakeholder initiatives might be included. The activities should encourage EU networking and good practise exchange.

Implementation by the Agency, First semester of 2016.

Grants for project which aims to build an economy based on knowledge and innovation, while contributing to sustainable development

The global objecive of this programme is to complement, support and add value to the policies of the Member States aimed at improving the health of Union citizens and reduce health inequalities by promoting health, encouraging innovation in health, increasing the sustainability of health systems and protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats. 

This call is divided into 5 topics:1- Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing availability of alcoholic beverages2- Early diagnosis and ... 

Areas concerned

ResearchHealthInnovationNew technologies

Who can apply?

Research centresLocal and Regional authoritiesSchoolsCorporationsTraining centresFederations UnionsAdministrations StatesAgencies ChambersDevelopment NGOsSMEsUniversitiesNon-profit organisations


European UnionCandidate countriesNew Independant StatesEuropean Economic AreaMediterranean countries,Developing countries


For more information about this call for proposals, please visit the website.  


Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:48

OIV Research grants 2015

Within the framework of developing its Strategic Plan, the OIV may grant research scholarships in priority programme fields on a yearly basis. Grants offered within the framework of this programme are short term (six months to fifteen months maximum) and are provided for specific post graduate training programmes. Targeted candidates must be very qualified, with the desire to pursue their research, further knowledge and keep up on the latest progress made in their field of study and/or work.

This year, the focus topics are as follows:

In viticulture

  • Studies on resources and water balance in the wine sector (Eg water footprint).
  • Trunk Diseases.
  • Management and use of wine by-products.
  • Climate change and vineyard management to control the grape’s sugar content.

In oenology

  • The use of non-Saccharomyces yeasts in winemaking
  • Oenological tannins: scope, objectives and consequences in wine
  • New alternative products for stabilization and storage of wine
  • Nanotechnology in winemaking

In economy

  • The role of standards and private standards in the organisation of the field of table grapes
  • "Health and nutritional" labelling: State policies implemented, effectiveness of labelling policies with regard to public health, readability of labels by consumers
  • Analysis of the cost production in the wine sector

In Safety and Health

  • The effects of wine consumption on degenerative diseases
  • Changes in consumer behavior


More information on the 2015 OIV Research grants

European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)

This pilot scheme aims to increase the average healthy lifespan of Europeans by 2 years by 2020, by:

  • improving health and quality of life (with a focus on older people);
  • ensuring health and social care systems are sustainable and efficient in the long term;
  • enhancing the competitiveness of EU industry through business and expansion in new markets.

 As active and healthy ageing is a challenge shared by all European countries, it offers Europe an opportunity to establish itself as a global leader capable of providing innovative responses to this challenge.

The platform is a communication and information hub for all actors involved in Active and Healthy Ageing throughout Europe; the place to promote news and events, to meet and exchange ideas with peers and potential partners on innovative projects in this challenging field.


Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:57

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers - be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers - and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.

The programme responds to the challenges sometimes faced by researchers, offering them attractive working conditions and the opportunity to move between academic and other settings.

The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, from fundamental research to market take-up and innovation services. Research and innovation fields are chosen freely by the applicants (individuals and/or organisations) in a fully 'bottom-up' manner.

For more information on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, please visit the website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sk%C5%82odowska-curie-actions

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