Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
European Reference Networks
Call for applications 2016
The European Commission has launched the first call for interest to establish a European Reference Network (ERN). Fulfilling the legal provision established in the ERN legislation , any group of at least 10 healthcare providers established in at least 8 Member States may collectively submit an application for establishing an ERN in a given field of expertise within the given deadline.
The 2016 ERN Call has been combined with a call for grants for ERNs included in the 2016 work plan of the EU Health programme , which is limited to the approved Networks. Only ERN proposals positively assessed according to the legislation and the Assessment Manual for ERNs, and approved by the ERN Board of Member States will be eligible for receiving a grant.
The call is in two stages:
1. Apply for ERN and grant (March-June) - CLOSED
ERN applicants wishing to apply both to become an ERN and for a grant (funding) must apply during the first period of the call (from the 16th of March 2016 to the 21st of June 2016).
2. Apply for ERN without funding (June-July) - NOW OPEN
ERN applicants wishing to apply only to become an ERN and not for funding must apply during the second period of the call (from the 23rd of June 2016 to the 22nd of July 2016).
Interested parties can access the call explanation here. The deadline is 22 July 2016.
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