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China and Europe taking care of healthcare solutions

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.
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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)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 212 100

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 86 100

FUNDACIO EUROPEA DE MEDICINA TRADICIONAL XINESA INSTITUT CATALUNYA-YUNNAN ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE MEDICINA TRADICIONAL XINESA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 73 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 111 300

ASSOCIAZIONE MEDICI AGOPUNTORI BOLOGNESI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 67 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 612589

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 688 800

  • EU contribution

    € 688 800

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy