Call for tenders to Communication Agencies - IROHLA Project

EuroHealthnet invites tenders from communications agencies in order to establish a framework agreement for 1 year for the provision of communication services across a range of areas throughout 2013.

Communication Services will be required to provide general communication advice, assistance and material in the promotion of EuroHealthNet and the projects in which we are involved.

Already in 2013, EuroHealthNet will start two new EU-funded projects in which we will lead the communications and dissemination work packages. EuroHealthNet will have to develop the visual identity (logo/branding) of those projects. This includes the development of the website, logo, templates (ppt, word etc.), poster and leaflets. Please find detailed description of the requirements below. In addition to this work there may be other EU funded projects that will be acquired during the year 2013.

The IROHLA project aims at innovating the conceptual understanding of health literacy interventions in Europe. Health literacy is one of the social determinants of health and reflects how well persons can understand, digest and critically reflect on information with regards to health and illness. People with sufficient health literacy skills are able to act proactively on health issues, take their own decisions and manage health and illnesses well.

The IROHLA project will investigate health literacy interventions among the ageing population and will draw lessons from other sectors, e.g. the social sector and the commercial sector. The project will develop a comprehensive approach for health literacy among the ageing population, based on synergetic effects of empowerment and health literacy communication, which countries can apply in prevention, curative services and care services. The project will concentrate on modern media and e-health applications.

By involving scientists from medical, paramedical field, social and behavioural sciences, communication sciences and other related fields, the project will be truly multidisciplinary.

The final product will be a guideline for policy and practice with (max) 20 high potential interventions that together will improve health literacy of the ageing population. The project will make a direct contribution to the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

For all details on the terms of references, see attachment.