Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
European Reference Networks
Call for applications 2016
The first call for interest to establish a European Reference Network (ERN) and the call for grants for ERN are now closed.
Call 2016 outcome
- 24 applications received 370 hospitals and almost 1000 highly specialised units involved
- 26 Countries (25 EU Member States + Norway) involved
Call 2016 assessment process
Any group of at least 10 healthcare providers established in at least 8 Member States which fulfill the legal provision established in the ERN legislation , were invited to submit an application for establishing an ERN in a given field of expertise by the deadline of 22 July 2016.
Only ERN proposals positively assessed according to the legislation and the Assessment Manual for ERNs, and approved by the ERN Board of Member States are eligible for a grant.
The European Commission has already completed the first eligibility check of the applications.
The Independent Assessment Body (IAB) contracted to carry out the technical assessment of the proposals received has already started working.
The final decision on the approval of the ERN proposal will be taken by the ERN Board of Member States (BoMS).