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AURORA

Aurora logoAURORA project aims to identify a common and feasible strategy on how to promote Cervical Cancer Screening in the New EU Member States targeting women in the reproductive age (30-69 years old) and ensuring the coverage of the hard to reach groups, assist the New EU Member States in the implementation of evidence-based screening for cervical cancer and promote a European exchange of information and expertise  on the development and implementation of good practices in Cervical Cancer Prevention and Advocacy. Knowledge acquired through AURORA will be disseminated in the EU, particularly to EU 11 Member States: Italy, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Poland.

AURORA has been developed according to the priorities of the Call for Proposal 2009 - Public Health Programme aiming to promote the exchange of good practices on promotion of Cervical Cancer Screening in New Member States, and in particular regarding hard to reach populations. In addition, according to the DECISION No 1350/2007/EC establishing a second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-13), AURORA will also foster appropriate coordination and synergies among Community initiatives regarding the collection of comparable data on major diseases, including cancer.

AURORA will be structured in 6 macro-tasks. Firstly, the project partners will carry out the analysis of the local context studying the literature in the participating countries concerning Cervical Cancer Epidemiology, Screening programmes and presentation of the project target group needs. The analysis of the local context will be useful to the identification and analysis of good practices and strategies in the fight against Cervical Cancer on how to promote  the Cervical Cancer Screening among the project target groups. Then, in line with the COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION of 2 December 2003 on Cancer Screening stating that “adequate training of personnel is a prerequisite for high quality screening” and with the European guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening - Second Edition, stating that the function of advocacy groups in cancer screening is increasingly essential, AURORA will organise a training course for healthcare professionals and a training course for advocacy leaders. Both the courses will be organized at EU level but specific modules will be targeted on the partners local needs and specific situation of the cervical cancer screening. Moreover, AURORA consortium will establish a network of pilot centers already performing Cervical Cancer Screening to test the AURORA methodology involving trained, during the project, healthcare professionals. Finally, thanks to the mapping and analysis of all the prevention and training actions implemented in the participating countries, an E-Learning environment will be developed to serve all the users of the participating countries interested to be trained on the project issues.

For further information: http://www.aurora-project.eu/en/web/deliverables-42

 

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