Joint Action on Monitoring Injuries in Europe


The aim of the JAMIE project is to create at European level a database with reference to causes of all types of accidents leading to injuries. JAMIE is the continuation of the European Injury Database IDB (see also IDB in Romania), and follows to develop one common hospital-based injury data collection system in all EU-member states, by 2015. In order to achieve the aim, a data collection instrument and a coding system for the introduction of data in an electronic database were developed.

Specific objectives:

  • Definition of quality criteria for national IDB data collection efforts, like representativeness and comparability;
  • An increase in the number of countries reporting injury data in accordance with these quality criteria over the years 2012-2014;
  • Designated injury data administration centres shall be in full operation in at least 26 countries by mid-2014;
  • By then, at least 22 countries will report IDB data in a sustainable manner, applying the full IDB coding of external causes in at least one reference hospital.

Starting / Ending Date

April 2011 – March 2014

Project Coordinator

European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe) –


Funder: Executive Agency for Health and ConsumerInjuries in the European Union 2008 – 2010s- European Commission
Total Amount: 1.588.646 EUR
BBU Amount: 26.409 EUR

Staff from Department of Public Health

Project Partners

Most of the practical work and coordination of JAMIE-project is carried by a consortium of centres of excellence in injury surveillance based in the EU region:

  1. the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (EuroSafe), Amsterdam, the Netherlands (provides leadership to the project);
  2. the Austrian Road Safety Board (KfV), Vienna, Austria;
  3. the National Centre for Healthcare Audit and Inspection of the Republic of Hungary (OSZMK), Budapest, Hungary;
  4. the Swansea University School of Medicine, Health Information Research Unit (SU), Swansea, Wales, UK;
  5. Brandenburg University of Technology, Information Systems Unit, Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany.
  6. The following countries joined the project as associated partners in JAMIE: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania (Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene), Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.

Project Outputs

Read about the IDB Report from 2013 entitled “Injuries in the European Union 2008 – 2010″ here.