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Project ID: 692188
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Strengthening the Occupational Health Expertise and Scientific Capacity of Public Health Institution of Turkey [ESPRIT]

From 2016-01-01 to 2018-12-31, ongoing project | ESPrIT Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 112 071,25

EU contribution:

EUR 1 112 071,25

Coordinated in:


Call for proposal:

H2020-TWINN-2015See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action



  • One page statement

    Introduction in the reporting tool on the Participant Portal by month 2 of the project of all publications of PHIT during the three years preceding the start date of the project. One page statement will be prepared.

  • Report on conclusions of workshops

    "In order to share ideas and comments of all participants two exchange workshops will be organised. Reports of these workshops will be prepared and used in Task 2.4 ""Evaluation of the training programme by internal and external experts"" and the finally optimized versions of the training modules."

  • List of approved key performance indicators

    Key performance indicators will be further defined in detail, listed and approved for use during the projects lifetime and beyond

  • Dissemination and communication plan

    The results of the training activities as anticipated by the ESPrIT project will benefit a wide variety of stakeholders, both within and beyond PHIT. To achieve maximal impact from the project results, we will engage the relevant stakeholders from the start of the project and employ an integrated strategy for dissemination. The strategy will be described in the Dissemination and Communication plan. Dissemination and Communication plan will detail the dissemination objectives in terms of: • Target audiences; • Appropriate mechanisms for communication; • Outputs to be disseminated; • Frequency of dissemination; • Individuals responsible for dissemination actions.

  • Preventive Action Plan

    To reduce the risks as much as possible, the Project Management Team will prepare a Preventive Action Plan against a list of risks, which have been predicted at the start of the project.

  • Finally optimized versions of the training programmes

    The feedback from the different target groups shortly after the delivery of the modules but also from continuous reflections will allow to produce final and optimized training programmes consisting of several modules that can be used in further training. It leads to final and optimised training programmes.

  • Approved research road map

    PHIT will define the content of the research road map for 4 years in close collaboration with the international partners. The implementation of this research road map will cover the last two years of the project and beyond. Topics to be thought off are exposure to asbestos and prevalence of asbestosis; prevalence of lung diseases, prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases, etc.)

  • Quality Assurance Plan

    Regarding to Preventive Action Plan, a Quality Assurance Plan will be established and updated on a continuous basis. Procedures will be established before the start of the project and will be collected in Quality Assurance Plan by Project Management Team, which will be an input document applicable to all WPs. The General Assembly will periodically check the level of compliance of each WP to the Quality Assurance Plan and to authorize waivers and deviations from the general rules.

  • Training programme consisting of different modules

    The project will have a pool of 35 training days to be divided among the following modules : 1. a basic module for the scientific core group of 40 PHIT staff to transfer relevant knowledge of occupational health and diseases in order to improve the scientific knowledge of this group 2. a module to equip a selection of 20 PHIT staff (Group A) with a set of skills and strategies for the development of research projects and for effectively communicating the significance of their scientific activities. This module will in particular support the realisation and the output of WP 4 Scientific Excellence. 3. a module to develop the necessary knowledge and skills of 20 PHIT staff (Group B) on international coding systems for diagnosis and reporting occupational diseases, harmonising statistics and classifications. Hence, this training will help PHIT to build the enhanced information platform envisaged in WP 3 ICD+ innovation. 4. a module “Train the trainer” for 20 PHIT staff (Group C): the knowledge and skills acquired in these sessions by members from the core group will allow them to teach the material to staff members of the community health centres (= end users) elsewhere in Turkey. This “Train the trainer” concept ensures that a large number of health care professionals get high quality training and this will contribute to the impact of the project in the foreseeable future after completion

  • Report on needs for additional materials and instruments

    To make an inventory of needs for additional materials and instruments in the field of work related health complaints and occupational diseases to be offered for transfer and use to PHIT (TNO and PHIT)

  • Report on the evaluation of the trainings

    After the delivery of the training modules there will be an evaluation by the trainees and the project partners. The methodology will be discussed during the development period e.g. short questionnaire; interview with trainees. And a report on the evaluation will be prepared.

  • Report on the comparative study of OD registration practices

    Comparative study of OD registration practices in Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands. The pro’s and cons of these systems will be shared and conclusions drawn. And based on this PHIT will make a report of the findings and describe the pros and cons of these systems

  • Report with recommendations and an article on the findings

    A report with recommendations will be made for Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands regarding an improved surveillance system of occupational diseases. Furthermore, these findings will be described in an article by PHIT staff, mentored and coached by the international partners.

  • Priority list of essential scientific questions

    PHIT will define the priority list of essential scientific questions to be addressed in mutual collaboration with the international partners.

  • Project logo, letterhead

    A distinctive project identity including logo and letterhead will be developed, to be finalised by month 3.

  • Report on learning objectives, training content and approaches

    "A small group of experts from the consortium will specify the objectives, the content, the adequate training approaches of the different modules and assessments of trainees. The use, translation (estimation of 5000 pages) and adaptation of already existing learning modules from the participants’ institutes or from previous projects (such as EMUTOM-Virtual Patients- FERROSH) will be considered. The expertise and experience from the international partners, other countries and networks (MODERNET) will be used to obtain easily accessible and high quality tools. Guidelines, checklists, and protocols will be translated. all these efforts will be reported as ""report on learning objectives, training content and approaches""."

  • Report on knowledge gaps

    To make an inventory of knowledge gaps amongst PHIT staff in the field of work related health complaints and occupational diseases (TNO and PHIT)

  • Kick off seminar

    The kick off seminar will take one day and invite al relevant national stakeholders who should be aware of the project’s existence and have a right to play. A maximum of 45 participants will be hosted and representatives of all consortia partners will take part actively. The objective of the seminar is to create awareness and support in the field for this Twinning project. Participants will be invited to participate actively in the project’s activities.

  • On line repository of scientific publications, documents and guidelines

    A repository of ‘must read’ scientific publications, documents and guidelines available for PHIT staff and their international counterparts. A selected amount of best materials in English will be translated into Turkish. The repository will be made and published on line. The repository will be available for all PHIT staff.


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Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Saglik Bakanligi

EU contribution: EUR 495 555

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EU contribution: EUR 156 732,50

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