European Global Burden of Disease (EURO GBD)
The EURO-GBD project aims at assessing the potential for reduction of health inequalities in Europe, by identifying the determinants and risk factors associated with variations in the magnitude of health inequalities between European countries and use these measures to develop counterfactual scenarios.
Addressing the strategic Determinants to Reduce health Inequity Via Early childhood, Realising fair employment, and Social protection (DRIVERS)
is a research project funded by the 7th Framework Programme (2012-2015), focused on three of the key drivers of health inequities: Early Childhood Development, Fair Employment, Income and Social Protection, Advocacy and Practice
Tackling socio-economic inequalities in smoking: learning from natural experiments by time trend analyses and cross-national comparisons (SILNE)
The overall aim of the project is thus to analyse several natural experiments within Europe in order to generate new empirical evidence to inform strategies to reduce socio-economic inequalities in smoking.
Evaluating the Impact of Structural Policies on Health Inequalities and their Social Determinants, and Fostering Change (SOPHIE).
Health inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences in health between population groups defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically. They are strongly affected by the circumstances in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and by the policies influencing these circumstances. SOPHIE aims to generate new evidence on the impact of structural policies on health inequalities, and to develop innovative methodologies for the evaluation of these policies in Europe.
Particular attention will be put in increasing the involvement of affected stakeholders (civil society and deprived population groups) in the identification, design and evaluation of policies to tackle health inequalities.