CAMbrella is a European research network for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The group consists of 16 partner institutions from 12 European countries and is focussed on academic research into, but not the advocacy for any CAM treatment.
The group has been established under the Seventh Framework Programme.
Between January 2010 and December 2012 the CAMbrella consortium has been looking into the current status of CAM in Europe from different angles:
Terminology – what do we mean when we talk about CAM?
The citizens perspective – their needs and expectations towards CAM
The patients perspective – prevalence of CAM use, which health conditions is it used for?
The providers´ perspective – under which conditions do people practice CAM and offer CAM products?
Regulation and legal status of CAM in Europe
The global perspective – what do experts from the US, Asia and Australia think about CAM in Europe? – neccessities, experiences and pitfalls
All these viewpoints have come together in a set of recommendations to the European Commission, The European Parliament, national policy makers and civil society stakeholders: The roadmap for European CAM research.
This website provides the results of CAMbrella. Many of them are already there – just browse through the archive and the documents section.Between December 2012 and April 2013 we still will upload reports and documents generated in the workpackages of CAMbrella.
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Coordination and support action
Grant Agreement Nr. 241951