Health
Project
April 15, 2021

Conquering Cancer: Mission Impossible

As an integral part of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021- 2027), a set of European Research and Innovation Missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. Cancer is one of these challenges. This Mission outline explains how a mission-driven approach can save and improve the lives of millions of European citizens exposed to cancer and its risk factors. It sets out the goal of the Mission on Cancer and makes recommendations on how to achieve this goal.

Pedro Pita Barros, Nova SBE Health Economics & Management Knowledge Center Scientific Director, is a member of the Mission Board for EU Mission on Cancer and works as an Ambassador of the Mission Board for Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. The Mission Board delivered in September 2020 its recommendations for a Cancer Mission objectives and initiatives to the European Commission. The Mission Board is currently working toward concrete actions to be suggested, under Horizon Europe and under policy-oriented actions.

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Health
Opinion Article
SDG
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Retirement age: One size does not fit all

The European population is ageing, challenging both the financial and social sustainability of pension systems. By 2050, Portugal will face one of the most alarming scenarios, with roughly two people aged 65 or more for every three at working age — almost doubling the 2016 figure. Reforms in the health system and the labor market are of utmost importance to ensure our pension system remains financially and socially stable throughout the ageing process of our society.

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Health
Webinar
SDG
3

Mindfulness: a peaceful (r)evolution

Confinement and its sources of stress create a rare opportunity to dive deep into our minds towards freedom. Go from mindfully leading yourself to mindfully leading others.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
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Effects of self-employment on hospitalizations: instrumental variables analysis of social security data

The importance of self-employment and small businesses raises questions about their health effects and public policy implications. This study explores the relationship between self-employment and health.

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