01 – Coordination of the Joint Action

The Coordination Work Package (WP1) manages the day-to-day administrative, technical and content aspects of the CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action. In addition to executing its daily management, this work package provides an overall planning structure and follows up on actions to reach project goals and successfully deliver project outputs.

Executive Board Management

Organising the Executive Boards on a monthly basis is one of this work package’s major responsibilities. The Executive Board is comprised of the CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action management team, work package leaders, the European Commission, and Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) representatives. The Executive Board oversees the Joint Action’s past and future activities. Executive Board Members meet in person every six months and teleconference on a monthly basis. These meetings allow the board to have oversight of the project’s current activities and activities planned for the future. The Coordination Work Package links the activities of all work packages, updates the overall work plan, and monitors work progress in all of the work packages.

Governing Board Management

The Coordination Work Package also coordinates the activities of the Governing Board (GB). The Governing Board is comprised of representatives nominated by the health ministries of the Member States. The GB is responsible for developing a sustainability plan for keeping chronic diseases at the forefront of the political agenda for health after the completion of the Joint Action. The Governing Board meets once a year.

Events and Risks

This work package also participates in co-organising major Joint Action events such as conferences, plenary assemblies and Governing Board meetings. Another aspect of this work package is to identify possible risks and take appropriate actions to minimise and mitigate them.

Project Coordination: Institute of Health Carlos III – Leader: Antonio Sarria Santamera (CHRODIS PLUS Coordinator) – asarria@isciii.es

Scientific Coordination: Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania – Leader: Rokas Navickas (Scientific Coordinator) – Rokas.Navickas@santa.lt

The Project Coordinator’s Personal Mission:

“Chronic conditions are complex problems, therefore they need a complex response. CHRODIS PLUS is committed to providing useful lessons for European countries to confront the challenge posed by chronic conditions. As the Coordinators of this project, we see our success through the effective integration of the work of our partners, enabling and encouraging their participation, and engage external stakeholders effectively to develop cooperative relationships across boundaries.”

The Scientific Coordinator’s Personal Mission:

“With rising life expectancy, but without quality life years gained despite ever-increasing healthcare related costs, the global community faces a challenge. CHRODIS PLUS is a European response to this challenge. This response is to assemble European expertise in order to combat the situation, which seems to be the new norm across the different European healthcare systems. CHRODIS PLUS has an important role with valuable results, which will affect the health of the European community. As the scientific coordinator, I trust the team of CHRODIS PLUS partners, people and organisations can deliver. I believe CHRODIS PLUS can bring the change that is required to tackle chronic diseases by successfully implementing best practices that are created and proven successful within Europe.”

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