European PRImary care Multi-prOfessional Researcher network (PRIMORE)

Overall objectives
  • Exchange of research in Europe between the different professional groups and levels of care active in primary care
  • Development of interprofessional research on the organization of primary care with a focus on young researchers from CEE countries
  • Increase of interest and respect for each other’s profession among primary care professionals
  • A growing evidence base for Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC)

All activities do take place in the PIE (Problems, Ideas, Experiences) platform. Are you an EFPC member or do you intend to join the EFPC and do you want to join the PIE platform, please send a message to the EFPC secretariat in order to receive the login details for PIE.

Project leaders: Janne Bjorheim Bøe & Diederik Aarendonk
Research coordinators: Frode F. Jacobsen and Mehmet Akman
Position Paper coordinators:
(A) “Healthy Aging, new concepts at community level”: Frode F. Jacobsen
(B) “Mental Health” :Jan De Lepeleire
(C) “Organization of Primary Care including practice size, interprofessional collaboration and integration of social and health care”: Mehmet Akman
On-Line platform PIE coordinator: Cagri Kalaca
Training/education coordinator: Reidun Kjome
  • An established and running network which is mature to continue its’ activities based on the input of members and partners from research, policy and practice, as part of the EFPC association
  • Research results are presented at international conferences and (scientific) journals and new interprofessional research projects have started
  • Three position papers have been written and published in Primary Health Care Research & Development
  • The PIE platform is running as the central exchange point for European interprofessional primary care research
  • A) Three webinars, B) two masterclasses, C) one summer-course and D) one final conference have been organized

Leading organization Centre for Care Research in close collaboration with EFPC and the NORCE Norwegian Research Centre.

PRIMORE has started in autumn 2018 and will run for three years based on a funding from the Norwegian Research Council.



P.A.R.A.DI.S.O Program – Participatory Approach for Raise Awareness and Discrimination against Sexual and gender Orientation in healthcare sector

According to World Health Organization, LGBTQI(1) people face barriers regarding their access in health services, because of stigmatization and continuous discrimination. Often, LGBTQI people avoid using provided health services and usually they do not complete the necessary treatment for their health, as they experience stigmatizing [...]


EUR-Human Project (EUropean Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network)

EUropean Refugees-HUman Movement and Advisory Network

Acronym: EUR-HUMAN

Third Programme for the Union’s action in the field of health (2014-2020)
Specific Call HP-HA-2015
Duration: 12 months
Grant Amount: 1,320,113 Euros
Co-ordination by the University of Crete (UoC)
Participating countries:
Austria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, UK


The international refugee crisis has reached a critical point and many European countries are developing policy and plan to better define their role in supporting refugees entering Europe. The aim of this proposal is to enhance the capacity of European member states who accept migrants and refugees in addressing their health needs, safeguard them from risks, and minimize cross-border health risks. This initiative will focus on addressing both the early arrival period and longer-term settlement of refugees in European host countries. The existing European and international experience will be systematically reviewed to identify effective interventions to vulnerable groups and tools for the initial health care needs assessment of the arriving refugees including mental, psychosocial and physical health. Established approaches including Participatory and Learning Action and Normalization Process Theory will be used to gain new understanding regarding the needs and opinions of both refugees and stakeholders in regards to the measures needed for health care assessment, and preventive activities including vaccinations, general health hygiene measures, chronic disease management, and psychosocial support. The content of the services that an early or late hosting multi-disciplinary center could offer in the countries that they will accept refugees will be discussed and defined by an international expert panel. Clinical protocols, guidelines together with health education and promotion material and as well as a training programme will be developed for staff serving the refugees and migrants health care centre and tailored protocols and pilot testing in six implementation settings in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia with contribution from experts and stakeholders from Turkey, Cyprus, Ireland and Belgium. Finally, all these efforts will be evaluated and a final report for implementation in European settings will be produced to guide best practice in this important humanitarian effort.


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