Open Information Day & Brokerage event -
FP7 Health Research
Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels 08 June 2010
Directorate F of the Research DG organized an Open Information Day & Brokerage Event on FP7 Health Research on 8 June 2010 in Brussels.
The aim of this event was to highlight the priorities, novelties and special features of the 2011 Work Programme. It provided guidance on proposal preparation and partnering. It was organised by the Commission while also drawing on the resources of various service providers (HEALTH-NCP-NET, SMEsgoHEALTH, SM BioPower, Kappa Health, EEN...). The parallel sessions involved relevant Commission officials as well as testimonials from participants and multipliers. Workshops focussed on FP7 participation aspects. The event gave opportunities for gathering information, networking and partnering, notably through a small exhibition.
The final version of the 2011 Work Programme is due to be published in July 2010 through two calls for proposals (single-stage and two-stage), with an estimated total budget of approximately € 650 million (to be confirmed). Proposals will be evaluated in late 2010 and early 2011. The Work Programme foresees major efforts in brain-related diseases, diabetes and obesity, immunisation, epigenomics and social determinants of health, as well as other global health issues, such as anti-microbial drug resistance and emerging epidemics. Cross-cutting features of the 2011 Work Programme include a number of topics for clinical trials and SME-targeted topics that foresee a major role for the SME(s) involved in each project.
The call is expected to support the fundamental objectives of EU research policy: improving the health of European citizens and increasing competitiveness of European health-related industries and services, as well as addressing global health issues and the socio-economic dimension of health care.
More information on the 2011 Work Programme and the related call(s) is already available on CORDIS: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/health
In the frame of the Open Information Day, a brokerage event was organized by the HEALTH-NCP-NET. Please contact your National Contact Point for information on the follow-up activities. Find your NCP here.
You may always follow the plenaries of this event here
Agenda of the conference: here