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China and Europe taking care of healthcare solutions

Objective

The research project intends to contribute actively to the cooperation between Europe and China, investigating opportunities for mutual integration in the healthcare sector. Cooperation and potential synergies will be examined from a comprehensive perspective, including policies at national and local level, the legal environment, medical practices, healthcare industries and related businesses. An interdisciplinary approach is followed.
Researchers in the social science and humanities areas will compare the European and Chinese healthcare systems at different levels, including value systems and ethical issues. The economic expert will analyse the integration reached so far, in the healthcare industries (i.e. technologies, pharmaceutical products, etc.) on the basis of foreign direct investments, trade and micro economic data. The typical cost-benefit tools will be used to evaluate the economic impact of integrating Western Medicine (WM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices, supporting the medical team of experts.
The legal instruments will help define obstacles and plausible solutions that can be generated by the regulatory environment, as well as appropriate solutions to enhance collaboration both at institutional, medical practices and business levels. The team of experts in the medical field will investigate best practices of traditional medical systems using a modern science framework. The team will develop a process of recognition and scientific validation of TCM versus Complementary Alternative Medicine, at different levels.
CHETCH is based on the idea that a Europe-China partnership could be a win-win strategy. Europe and China have complementarities that could help each other face their specific needs in the long run.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pharmacology and pharmacy/pharmaceutical drug
  • /humanities
  • /social sciences
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/integrative and complementary medicine

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 138 600
Administrative Contact
Stefano Marasca (Prof.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 100
Address
Via Crescimbeni 30-32
62100 Macerata
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Spigarelli (Dr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 86 100
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)
FUNDACIO EUROPEA DE MEDICINA TRADICIONAL XINESA INSTITUT CATALUNYA-YUNNAN ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE MEDICINA TRADICIONAL XINESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 500
Address
Via De L Imperi Roma 11 Bis
43005 Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gladys Chen (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 300
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simonetta Renga (Prof.)
ASSOCIAZIONE MEDICI AGOPUNTORI BOLOGNESI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 200
Address
Via Torino 37
40068 San Lazzaro Di Savena Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Maria Giovanardi (Dr.)