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EU Public Health Programme 2003-2008

The EU Public Health Programme (PHP) has only recently been launched. With regard to injury topics, the tasks will be carried out by a ‘Working Party on Accidents and Injuries’ (WPAI). A secretariat (located in Greece) will co-ordinate meetings and dissemination of information etc., along the same lines as developed during the Injury Prevention Programme, which was phased out during 2003. Actions made possible by the first grants awarded by the EU Commission in 2003 are just beginning to get off the ground. Our presentation shows the highlights of the present work programme and initiatives that may further develop the agenda of injury control and safety promotion in Europe.