PHIRE – Public Health Innovations in Europe

Project title Public Health Innovation and Research in Europe
Acronym PHIRE  
Funding EC, DG SANCO, EAHC Agreement No. 20091214
Duration Sept 2010 – Feb 2013 (30 months)
Web-site PHIRE
Coordinator Dr. Dineke Zeegers Paget EUPHA - European 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 – Dr. Zuzana Katreniakova, MD WP5 coordinator for CEE countries:
EUPHA coordinator EUPHA section on Chronic Diseases Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova Coordinator for chronic disease tracer project (WP4):



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.......................