Since 2011, MMM has been part of several EU research projects.
Make Mothers Matter is part of the Stakeholders Forum (SF) of The ImmuHubs Project. This European Union’s funded Health Programme (2014-2020) aims to reduce transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases by establishing proactive partnerships with citizen groups, public health agencies, key stakeholders and the general public to improve access to vaccination uptake among disadvantaged, isolated, and difficult to reach population groups.
The SF’s role is to provide critical perspectives and new insights on the complex determinants of immunisation, support actions and amplify best practices for vaccination uptake and health literacy in the EU and the WHO European Region.
The transdisciplinary SF represents policy and public health institutions (WHO, WHO-Euro, OSCE, IOM, UNICEF), national governments (German and Italian MOH; INSERM), industry (Vaccines Europe), regulatory (EMA, MHRA), citizen groups and patient organisations (FFF, Make Mothers Matter), humanitarian and advocacy organisations (Sabin Institute, Hellenic Red Cross), media organisations (Vaccines Today), health professional and scientific organisations (ESPID, ESGIE, ESWI).
MMM joined the European Advisory Board, created to monitor, evaluate and advise the AMIF-funded project “MUMS AT WORK”.
The project aims to increase employability, sustainable income and social integration of migrant mothers aged 25-40.
MMM is part of SPIOMET4HEALTH, a new Horizon 2020 health project whose main objective is to study, in a multi-centric phase II clinical trial, a new treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine-metabolic disorder among women of reproductive age, a disorder affecting 5-10% of women worldwide.
This syndrome is the most frequent cause of infertility, and is also associated with other lifelong disorders, like type 2 diabetes, premenopausal cancer and anxiety/depression, with a negative impact on the (mental) health and quality of life of these women and their children.
To face this challenge, SPIOMET4HEALTH, coordinated by Fundació Sant Joan de Déu/Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, will collaborate with 17 organizations: key research groups working on PCOS across Europe.
The design of SPIOMET4HEALTH foresees that the patients (adolescents and young adults) will be engaged over the entire timespan of the project and will also contribute to the ultimate study evaluation.
MMM will support the engagement of patients in the project and will map policies that are relevant for patients suffering from PCOS, raising awareness of policymakers and the public on this disorder.
The delegation has been chosen to participate in the EU research project CIRC4Life funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme. We are in charge of the communications and conducting 4 consumer surveys on attitudes to recycling and reuse, the eco-points system (rewarding system to encourage recycling and sustainable consumption) and the new developed products.
Make Mothers Matter is part of the new EU research network on Peripartum Depression Disorder (PPD) where we are co-leading a working group on the dissemination of results.
The main goal of Riseup-PPD COST ACTION which started in April 2019 and will have a duration of 5 years, is to establish a Pan-European multidisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to the understanding of PPD, from its prevention and assessment to its treatment and global impact. Currently, 27 countries in the EU and beyond are part of this network including Albania, Israel, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia, Norway, US and Brazil.
Riseup-PPD aims at filling gaps in PPD research, practice and social awareness by developing updated reviews, fostering research efforts on the standardisation of diagnostic criteria, the development of adequate screening tools and cost-effectiveness evaluation of prevention and treatment programs.
Finally, Riseup-PPD aims at developing a clinical protocol at EU level on how to treat PPD.
MMM is part of a new Pan-European Family Support Network. The main aim and objective of the Action is to build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children, families, public and private agencies and society in general. This will create the necessary framework to inform on family policies and practices, with the underlying goal of ensuring children’s rights and families’ well-being.
The project covers 35 European countries in the EU and beyond. It started in March 2019 and will have a duration of 4 years until March 2023.
The European Family Network aims to contribute to high quality training of future generations of European researchers in the field of family support, with an evidence-based and pluralistic approach.
The Family Platform
Make Mothers Matter welcomes the Commission’s Public Consultation on Micro-credentials (Mcs) as the flexibility and modularity they offer could provide flexible ways of skilling and reskilling for mothers.
Make Mothers Matter is delighted to have been selected by the European Network of Migrant Women to join the European Advisory Board, created to monitor, evaluate and advise the AMIF-funded project “MUMS AT W
The Social Platform, of which Make Mothers Matter is a member, recently held its annual Flagship Conference "Building Social Europe". This was an official side event of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council
Our campaign, aimed at supporting Afghan women’s pressing request to a continued right to education, passed two important milestones at the European Parliament recently.