Project title:

Public Health Innovation and Research in Europe




Agreement No. 20091214


Project coordinator:

Dr. Dineke Zeegers Paget
EUPHA - Eropean Public Health Association, Utrecht, the Netherlands

 All partners: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Maltese Association of Public Health Medicine, Valetta, Malta
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Rennes, France
Institute of Hygiene, Vilnius, Lithuania
Slovak Public Health Public Health Association, Slovakia
National coordinator:

SAVEZ – Zuzana Katreniakova, MD, PhD
WP5 coordinator for CEE countries

EUPHA coordinator:

EUPHA section on Chronic Diseases 
Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova, PhD
Coordinator for chronic disease tracer project (WP4)

Duration of the project: 

Sept 2010 – Feb 2013 (30 months)


The general objective of PHIRE is to contribute to the improvement of public health knowledge and practice across the European Union by assessing the uptake and impact of the first Public Health Programme (PHP), and structuring information on public health research.


PHIRE will explore uptake of knowledge from public health actions funded under the first PHP at national level across Europe. PHIRE will investigate the impact of European public health actions in EU Member States and study the incorporation of outcomes by national and regional authorities into health policy and health regulations.


PHIRE will make a judgement on the impact in terms of effectiveness, relevance, sustainability and acceptability of the public health programme and propose recommendations for improved effectiveness of current and future health programmes.