Read about European Commission news relating to the diabetes community, diabetes research funding, the new edition of the Policy Puzzle and more in our Winter 2014 NewsletterRead more
DIAMAP Project Update
2014 has been a busy year full of positive new initiatives for EURADIA. We are in the process updating the EURADIA DIAMAP Project and the DIAMAP Road Map Report. DIAMAP was originally a European Commission FP7-funded project that undertook a wide survey of the European diabetes research landscape, from which expert opinion could identify gaps and highlight strengths in order to guide a Road Map strategy for diabetes research in Europe.
Professor Clifford Bailey, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, talks about the DIAMAP project.
Progress to stem the tide of diabetes is too slow: Policy Puzzle 4th edition out now
Members of the European Coalition for Diabetes (IDF Europe, FEND, PCDE and EURADIA) have once again joined forces to publish this 4th edition of the Policy Puzzle at a time when Europe is still faced with the growing epidemic of diabetes, despite considerable and increasing political awareness of the health risks of diabetes and the realisation that the disease is largely preventable. The report reveals that, while diabetes treatment and prevention have improved across Europe, progress is simply too slow and too limited to stem the tide of diabetes. It also highlights the urgent need for more sustained and coordinated action to improve the implementation and evaluation of policies to act on diabetes. Download the executive summary here.
InterConnect: a global initiative on gene-environment interaction in diabetes and obesity (global data for diabetes and obesity research)
Closer to home, we are pleased to announce that the FP7-funded InterConnect initiative is now moving ahead apace.
With the support of the European Commission, this initiative aims to establish a global network that will facilitate the co-ordination of population research on the interaction between genetic and environmental factors in the causes of obesity and diabetes. EURADIA is specifically responsible for developing a sustainable and dynamic network of stakeholders and we will also be disseminating information about InterConnect to the research community, funders, stakeholders and the wider public. Please do visit InterConnect’s new website – your feedback is always most welcome.
CHRODIS Joint Action
As a result of sustained efforts by many in the research and advocacy world, diabetes is now gaining more attention, this being particularly evident in the EU funded Joint Action on Chronic Diseases in Madrid (CHRODIS-JA). We marked the welcome announcement of Horizon 2020 funding calls with our own, new quarterly funding bulletin which we hope will be of use. Do take a look here. At a time when EU diabetes research funding is paramount, we will also continue to send out regular email funding alerts.
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