• Tue

    The Call for the Research - European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) Networking Support Scheme (NSS) is now open!

    The scheme will provide financial support to applicants for fostering organization of workshops or conferences for new research networks or existing/expanding research networks to strengthen collaborations and to enable exchange of knowledge.

    Eligible applicants to apply for the NSS are health care professionalsresearchers and patient advocacy organizations from the following countries involved in the EJP RD (in alphabetical order):

    Armenia*, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria*, Croatia*, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Estonia*, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia*, Greece, Hungary*, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Luxembourg, Malta*, Norway, Poland*, Portugal, Romania*, Serbia*, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey*, United Kingdom.

    The countries that are indicated with an asterisk (*) are usually seen as underrepresented countries.

    At least one Principal applicant and two co-applicants from three different countries mentioned above have to apply together for support of a Networking event.

    Maximum budget for networking event: € 30,000

    The NSS is open on a continuous basis. The applications will be collected on the following dates:

    • June 2, 2020 at 14:00 (CEST)
      IMPORTANT. This collection date is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • September 1, 2020 at 14:00 (CEST)
      IMPORTANT. Exceptional extension in comparison to Call text: events may be organised between 6 and 18 months after the application date.
    • December 1, 2020 at 14:00 (CET)

    All information, including the call documents, can be found on the EJP-RD website here.

  • Thu


    The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom -2020-2 eHealth call (implemented by The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)) was published on June 30th, 2020!

    Read the call document here

    The actions funded under this call for proposals should contribute to:

    • the continued use of the ERN Collaborative Platform (ECP) and of the Clinical
      Patient Management System (CPMS), which facilitate access to highly
      specialised knowledge and care for patients suffering from rare and complex
    •  the improvement of current functionalities and adding of new functionalities to
      the ERN Clinical Patient Management System, which will enhance the possibility
      to collect and analyse clinical data across borders to support public health and
      research, and also better adapt the CPMS to the ERN specific clinical needs.
    •  the promotion of the European Reference Networks within the medical
      community by suitable learning and training activities.


    Deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday 5 November 2020 (5PM Brussels time).

    Evaluation of proposals November 2020 – January 2021 (indicative)

    Consultation of the CEF Committee March – April 2021 (indicative)

    Adoption of the Selection Decision April 2021 (indicative)

    VASCERN will be submitting a proposal in order to ensure the continuation and improvement of the IT services offered to our members (helpdesk, eLearning activities, monitoring system support, and other IT related activities).

    A 2020-2 CEF Telecom call virtual Info Day will occur on 16 July 2020.

    More information on the call can be found here

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