Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Health Working Group.

Henriette Hansen

Leader

Henriette Hansen

South Denmark

Maria Tørnsø Østergaard

Co-leading the Health WG as maternity cover for Christina Teik.

Maria Tørnsø Østergaard

Greater Copenhagen EU Office

Health

The ERRIN Health Working Group aims to support WG members with early intelligence and regular updates, about EU-level health policy-related issues, funding opportunities for them to function as project facilitators towards their regional stakeholders. The Health working group works as a means to create collaboration between the members in order to develop common EU projects. WG is also a vehicle for profile raising and promotion of good practices, projects within the regions. Members are invited to put forward their relevant proposals and use each meeting to share their partner searches for their on-going/upcoming initiatives with their peers.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Health WG

Health & ICT: Funding programmes information session

Hilary Webb

The Health Working Group, in collaboration with the ICT Working Group, is preparing an information session on the upcoming funding programmes: Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and EU4Health. The

ERRIN - EUREGHA joint meeting: Beating Cancer Plan

ERRIN - EUREGHA joint meeting: Beating Cancer Plan

Hilary Webb

Every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer and 1.3 million die from it. Over 40% of cancer cases are preventable. Without reversing current trends, it could become the leading

Health WG

Health WG meeting: Cancer and the role of personalised medicine in fighting cancer

Hilary Webb

This Health WG meeting aims to generate an informed discussion on how personalised medicine can contribute to the fight against cancer. The meeting will begin with an update on the Horizon Europe

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

ALEC IV International Congress "Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together."

The International Network of Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean (ALEC) is organizing, with the help of Autonom’Lab/Gérontopôle Nouvelle-Aquitaine, living lab focused on active and healthy ageing, on 6th, 7th and 8th September 2021 in Limoges (France) its IV International Congress : " Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together".

Launch of the EC Knowledge Centre on Cancer

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is establishing an EC Knowledge Centre on Cancer (KCC) and will launch the new initiative on 30 June.

Horizon Europe brokerage event: Funding calls for nature-based solutions

As part of the Connecting Nature project's virtual enterprise summit, a Horizon Europe brokerage event on funding calls for nature-based solutions will be organised on 30th June between 10:00-11:30 CEST.

Horizon Europe info-days

The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN & EUREGHA joint statement on Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer

Please find attached ERRIN and the network of European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA)'s joint statement on the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer.

Draft statement on Cancer Mission

Further to the Health WG meeting on the Cancer Mission, EUREGHA and ERRIN have decided to address the Cancer Mission Board with a statement to emphasise the role of regions in this mission.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment

The University of Florence is searching for partners for a project on Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment under the call HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-01

Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern

The University of Florence is searching for partners for a project proposal on characterized natural and vaccine-induced adaptive antigen-specific immune response in different cohorts of patients under the call Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-02)

Public consultation launched on European health data space

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the European health data space. The consultation follows plans to better facilitate access and exchange of health data within the EU while making use of digital technologies and AI.

Looking for partner for AAL collaborative project

AAL application: using IoT technologies for AAL purposes.

Horizon Europe CL2: Looking for partners for the topic on overcoming discrimination for an inclusive labour market

Partner looking for consortium for Horizon Europe:CL2-2022:TRANSFORMATIONS-01-06: Overcoming discrimination for an inclusive labour market

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

  • By Hilary Webb

Express your interest in Horizon Europe Health calls

The Health Working Group has prepared an open excel sheet for members to indicate their interest in the upcoming Horizon Europe calls in the field of health. The excel can be used for informal matchmaking but will also be used to guide any potential project facilitation in the frame of the Health Working Group.

  • By Hilary Webb

Public consultation launched on European health data space

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the European health data space. The consultation follows plans to better facilitate access and exchange of health data within the EU while making use of digital technologies and AI.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern

The University of Florence is searching for partners for a project proposal on characterized natural and vaccine-induced adaptive antigen-specific immune response in different cohorts of patients under the call Cohorts united against COVID-19 variants of concern (HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-02)

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment

The University of Florence is searching for partners for a project on Vaccines & therapeutic clinical trials to boost COVID-19 prevention and treatment under the call HORIZON-HLTH-2021-CORONA-01-01

  • By Maria Tørnsø Østergaard

Looking for partner for AAL collaborative project

AAL application: using IoT technologies for AAL purposes.