CAMbrella is a European research network for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that conducted a research program into the situation of CAM in Europe between 2010 and 2012. The group consisted of 16 partner institutions from 12 European countries. The CAMbrella project 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. Please browse and get informed about the project´s results. You can find the final reports in the documents section.
News about European CAM research and networking can be found on the website of the International CAM research Society – ISCMR