EU research on chronic diseases
Chronic conditions and diseases are major causes of disability, ill-health, health-related retirement and premature death, and present considerable social and economic costs.
In the list of priority diseases quoted in the Priority Medicines for Europe and the World Update Report, 2013, out of 24 diseases, six belong to this area, namely
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- chronic liver disease
- tobacco-related diseases
- hearing loss
- low back pain.
In justifying the selection of these particular diseases as priority targets, WHO pointed out that their a) treatment does not exist or the existing treatment(s) is insufficiently effective, and b) these are diseases where basic research is needed to establish biomarkers.
Horizon 2020 does not specify chronic diseases as an area. This because the disease-centred approach has been abandoned in the work programmes in favour of more strategic, cross-cutting, horizontal and bottom-up calls. Diseases covered by this area attract substantial funding and represent a significant portfolio in the health research.
Collaboration and jobs
Alliance that the Commission often uses to help set calls for proposal in this area
Look for project partners and view profiles of all organisations that have received funding via the funding and tender opportunities portal.
Researcher jobs in related fields
Projects and results
Projects in the field of chronic diseases on the Commission's primary portal for results of EU-funded research projects.
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects.
Platform where framework programme funding recipients present their results to search, contact their owners and form partnerships.
Scientific publications, tools and databases
Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data.
Scientific publications produced by the European Commission (JRC)
Interactive reporting platform, composed of a set of sheets that allows series of views to discover and filter Horizon 2020 data
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions. All data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes.
You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE.