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18 DecemberNDPHS e-Newsletter 2/2010 - news and updates at a glance
 

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The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is pleased to announce that the second issue of its bi-annual e-Newsletter is now available on the NDPHS website.

This issue opens with an article about the outcomes of the 2nd ministerial meeting of the renewed Northern Dimension held in Oslo, Norway, on 2 November 2010. The meeting gave the ministers an opportunity to review the progress achieved with regard to the various Northern Dimension partnerships and initiatives, and to provide further guidance on future work. The good progress of the NDPHS was highly praised during the meeting.

Further, the WHO European Regional Director, Ms. Zsuzsanna Jakab, presents her key priorities and plans, including the development of a new European Health Policy “Health 2020.”

Following the above are two articles presenting the outcomes of the 7th Partnership Annual Conference as well as its side-event, i.e. a Seminar on project development and funding, which proved to be a useful tool in identifying potential sources of financing for health-related projects in the Northern Dimension area and provoked some thoughts regarding the next EU financial framework.

We also write about the 1st Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the NDPHS contribution to it. The event took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 14-15 October 2010, and offered an opportunity for the stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Strategy to examine what has been achieved during the first year of its implementation and to consider the way forward.

Further, Mr. André Zimmerman, a doctoral candidate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, introduces his research project that examines the governance of the NDPHS.

The issue closes with an article written by the Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office in Kaliningrad about the new models that Kaliningrad develops to combat the HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Please note that NDPHS e-Newsletters are only distributed in electronic format and can be downloaded from the NDPHS website at http://www.ndphs.org/?e-newsletter.

While thanking all the Partners and other supporters of the NDPHS for their commitment to the Partnership’s goals and their efforts during this year, we would like to wish all of them and the recipients of the NDPHS e-news
a peaceful holiday season as well as prosperous and successful year 2011!

NDPHS Secretariat


Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Slussplan 9
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

02 NovemberNorthern Dimension Ministerial meeting praises the good progress made by the NDPHS. Recent meetings held by the Partnership bring promising results. NDPHS Secretariat moves to new premises.
 

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                                                       Joint Statement 2nd ND Ministerial Meeting


2nd Ministerial meeting of the renewed Northern Dimension

Today, the four Northern Dimension Partners (European Union, Iceland, Norway and the Russian Federation) met at Foreign Minister or equivalent level to review the progress achieved with regard to the various Northern Dimension (ND) Partnerships and initiatives, and to provide further guidance on future work. Other ND actors, initiatives and bodies, as well as representatives of the USA and Canada, also took part.

The NDPHS delivered a speech and a progress report detailing the NDPHS’ contribution towards successful implementation of the ND policy and addressing several critical issues to the attention of the Ministers.

The Ministers welcomed the new momentum created by the successful reform of the NDPHS structures and the adoption and implementation of the NDPHS Strategy. The Partnership’s focus on achieving specific, measurable and time-targeted objectives reflecting regional priorities was commended. The Ministers also praised the good progress made by the NDPHS in several other areas, not least the successful leadership of the NDPHS in the health area of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Action Plan. Finally, they also welcomed the allocation, by Norway, of 9 million NOK to the NDPHS Project Pipeline and invited other donors to follow suit.

NDPHS holds its Annual Conference and a Seminar on project development and funding

On 28 October 2010, the NDPHS held the 7th Partnership Annual Conference (PAC). While approving the NDPHS Progress report for 2010, the PAC concluded that good progress has been made during the first year of the implementation of the new NDPHS Strategy. The Conference also adopted the NDPHS Work Plan for 2011.

The PAC was preceded by its side event, a Seminar on project development and funding, organized by the NDPHS in cooperation with the INTERACT. It was a regional event aimed at fostering the development, fundraising and implementation of projects contributing to the implementation of the EUSBSR. 50 participants attended it, among them many representatives of financing institutions and EU programmes, as well as project developers, some of them from Russia. Altogether, 11 presentations regarding 18 different financing programmes were made and 13 project concepts were discussed during individual parallel consultations. It is expected that in the coming months those project concepts will transform into mature project proposals.

NDPHS Secretariat moves to new premises

Thanks to the generosity of the Host Country Sweden, our secretariat has now new, better premises. We are now located in the prestigious Gamla Stan (old town) district. You can find us at the address provided below.

Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Slussplan 9
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

24 SeptemberNorway announces NOK 9 million for projects through the NDPHS Project Pipeline
 

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The Secretariat of the Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is pleased to announce funding available through the NDPHS Project Pipeline for projects aiming to improve health and social well-being in the Northern Dimension area.

This is possible thanks to the generous offer of the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, which has granted approximately EUR 1.2 million (NOK 9,000,000) for this purpose. The funding is available for projects with a Norwegian and a Russian partner, covering a broad array of thematic areas of relevance to public health and social well-being.

Further details and requirements can be found at http://www.ndphs.org/?pipeline,donor,view,10.

The Norwegian funding is channelled through the NDPHS Project Pipeline (http://www.ndphs.org/?pipeline) that, combined with the NDPHS Database (http://www.ndphs.org/?database), is an instrument that the NDPHS offers to its Partners and other stakeholders in the Northern Dimension area to help them coordinate activities in the region.

Applicants will benefit from being able to use this tool in proceeding all the way from a project idea through project application to project financing. As a complementary feature, the Project Pipeline offers links to websites of several other financing agencies to assist project applicants in identifying potential financiers also outside the NDPHS Project Pipeline.

The on-line project application form is available after logging in to the NDPHS Project Pipeline.

View our website at www.ndphs.org and keep an eye on policy developments and explore the world of the NDPHS – a partnership committed to achieving tangible results!


Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Strömsborg
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

19 SeptemberNDPHS e-Newsletter 1/2010 now available. NDPHS website updated and extended
 

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Read about recent developments in the NDPHS and beyond it

The Northern Dimension Partnership in Public Health and Social Well-being (NDPHS) is pleased to announce that a new issue of its bi-annual e-Newsletter is now available on the NDPHS website.

The issue opens with the Committee of Senior Representatives (CSR) Chairman’s article presenting the key priorities of the Russian Chairmanship of the NDPHS. The recent reform of the NDPHS expert-level structures, which is currently being implemented following the adoption of the new NDPHS Strategy and subsequent CSR decisions, is also presented.

The focus of this issue is on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) and the health area of the EUSBSR Action Plan. Ongoing and planned health-related activities within the framework of this area are presented, among them several activities to develop regional projects. The NDPHS, which is the Lead Partner/Coordinator of that area, invites you to join them.

Finally, we include an invitation for the interested stakeholders to attend the NDPHS Seminar on project development and funding, which will bring together project developers and representatives of the donor community, and will aim to foster the implementation of the NDPHS Strategy and the EUSBSR.

Please note that NDPHS e-Newsletters are distributed only in an electronic format and can be downloaded from the NDPHS website at http://www.ndphs.org/?e-newsletter.


Visit our extended and updated website

We are pleased to announce an extended and updated NDPHS website. It gives account of the recent developments in the NDPHS, among them the above-mentioned reform of the Partnership’s expert-level structures. You can now learn of the newly established Expert Groups and Task Groups, and download their documents. Documents of the formerly operating Expert Groups continue to be available in the archive section.
Further, we have included a new website section dedicated to the EUSBSR. It aims to inform the regional stakeholders about the Strategy and encourage them to get involved in its health-related activities. Apart from an introduction of the Strategy, we have also included a number of concrete ideas and proposals for actions aimed to contribute to the implementation of the health related activities of the EUSBSR. You are invited to consider them and announce, through an on-line form, your interest to become involved.
Visit the extended and updated NDPHS website at www.ndphs.org to keep an eye on health policy developments in the Northern Dimension area!
 

Further information:

NDPHS Secretariat
Strömsborg
P.O. Box 2010
103 11 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Phone (switchboard): +46 8 440 1920
Fax: +46 8 440 1944
E-mail: secretariat@ndphs.org

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