Working Group Leaders

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

Henriette Hansen

Leader

Henriette Hansen

South Denmark

Health WG Leader

Leader

Lucie Durocher

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Christina Teik

Leader

Christina Teik

Greater Copenhagen EU Office

Health

The ERRIN Health Working Group aims to support WG members with early intelligence, 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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion, prevention and cure

Anonymous

In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion, prevention and cure.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Health WG Meeting on project opportunities for Regions after 2020 + Planning Meeting

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming meeting on health-related project opportunities for Regions after 2020 on the 16th of January 2020. The meeting will also be an occasion to plan the 2020

Health WG

Health WG Meeting on Personalised Medicine

Anonymous

There is still a need to realise the potential of personalised medicine to ensure better prevention and care. The ERRIN health meeting will explore existing ecosystems, strategies and initiatives

WG Events

WG Events

Symposium on ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care

The ongoing development and implementation of digital solutions in nursing care is the subject of a symposium in Germany in September. The symposium will consider the application of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) systems as well as telenursing applications.  The discussions will consider how IT-based applications for documentation and the care work itself will facilitate new forms of learning and evidence-based nursing.  The organisers have also launched a call for abstracts, to fill the final 10 speaker slots. Potential topics could be: Ethical challenges of the man-machine-interaction…

Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion, prevention and cure

In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion, prevention and cure. Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause the greatest amounts of premature death and disability in the EU and worldwide. The ERRIN Health WG meeting will explore strategies and concrete measures on how to implement effective prevention next to treatments, thus reduce the burden on health and care systems and empower patients. We will take a European outlook on policy and practical level, but we…

SAPHIRe workshop: the role of regional actors as health data providers and users

The SAPHIRe - Securing Adoption of Personalised Health in Regions - project is hosting its third workshop in April. The workshop will explore how regions are regarded as powerhouses for innovation and the adoption of personalised medicine, due to its proximity to the citizens.  Regional providiers of health data, such as hospitals, collect huge amounts of data creating the need for an interoperable and accessible database. The workshop will consider the practical and ethical considerations on the use of health data, asking how we can unlock the opportunities heald within these large datasets…

DIHNET webinar: How can DIHs help in times of COVID-19?

An online event will seek to consider how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) can help with the challenge of managing a pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak is posing great challenges to public sector organisations, with local governments, public adminsitrations and local health services at the forefront of the crisis. It is hoped that the implementation of digital tools and support from SMEs could be an effective way to slow the epidemic.  This webinar will discuss if and how DIHs can help public sector organisations and SMEs with its immediate and longer term needs during the outbreak, and whether…

Technology transfer in Biotech: successful cases in an Italian border region

Later this month, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an ERRIN member, will present the results of the TRAIN project at the European Economic and Social Committee. The TRAIN: Big Data and Disease Models project - a cross border platform of validated kits for the biotech industry - is funded under the Interreg Italy-Slovenia programme.  The project aims to increase cooperation between key biomedical subjects such as research institutes, universities and companies to create a service platform. The specific areas the project covers include cardiological, neuro-inflammatory pathologies,…

Launch event for the European exposome network

The emerging research interest of deciphering how environmental exposures affect our health, known as the human exposome, is the subject of a network launching in Brussels next week. The European human exposome network is made up of nine Horizon 2020 research projects. The all-day launch event is a chance to learn more about the exposome concept and the aims and ambitions of the network. The European Commission states that increasing understanding of the human exposome will advance Europe's approach to enviroment and health research, healthcare and policymaking.  The event is open to all.…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

AI-Robotics vs COVID-19

The European Commission has launched a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) initiative in the frame of the common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Two repositories have been created, which the Commission hopes to fill with AI and robotics solutions and initiatives. The repositories are: Solutions repository Initiatives repository  A dedicated space has also been set up to facilitate discussions on how such solutions can be deployed and when, in the timeline of prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  If you have an AI system or if you have built a robotic tool that might be…

Immediate release of funds to tackle COVID-19

The Council adopted legislative act to rapidly react to the surrounding pandemic amending the rules of the structural and investment funds. According to the regulation concerning the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, there are several mechanisms that will enter into force on 1 April. The Member States will get access to €37 billion of cohesion money to strengthen healthcare systems, as well as support small and medium-sized enterprises, short-term working schemes, and community-based services under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative. They will also have more flexibility…

Solutions sought: Digital health together against coronavirus

ERRIN is joining organisers Ticbiomed in gathering technologies already available in the market that can help manage the healthcare crisis caused by the new coronavirus. Telemedicine, diagnostics and patients follow-up technologies, for example, will be gathered in a free online platform: eHealth Hub Platform, the map of European eHealth.  If you have a digital solution that can help, follow these steps: 1. Go to the eHealth Hub Platform (click here) If you already have a profile, update it (go to step 2) If your profile exists, but you have not claimed it yet, click ‘claim your profile’…

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

The ERRIN secretariat wishes to remind members about changes to Working Group meetings scheduled to take place next week.  Taking place as online webinar:  Wednesday 1st April - 15:00 - Transport WG - Data and the future mobility system - click here for details and registration.  Thursday 2nd April - 10:00 - Policy WG - Update on European partnerships - click here for details and registration.  Postponed:  Wednesday 1st April - Health WG - Tackling diseases & reduce disease burden - rearranged for Tuesday 5th May - click here for more details.  Friday 3rd April - Science &…

Committee of the Regions response to COVID-19

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has approved an action plan to support and assist local and regional authorities during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan was approved yesterday via a video call of the CoR Conference of Presidents.  The plan consists of five measures, they are: Foster EU support to local and regional authorities in the health sector via a call for the EU Health Emergency Mechanism Create a platform to exchange, cooperate and facilitate mutual support between EU cities and regions Provide concrete feedback from the local and regional perspective on health,…

Update on ERRIN's work

As we are sure you are all very much aware, the current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to take a moment to reassure all of you, our members and subscribers, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely. We will continue to serve our members in the best possible ways, mainly through online tools. However, considering the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, there are some actions that we are required to take, especially related to our upcoming…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Immediate release of funds to tackle COVID-19

The Council adopted legislative act to rapidly react to the surrounding pandemic amending the rules of the structural and investment funds. Mechanisms will enter into force on 1 April.

  • By Hilary Webb

AI-Robotics vs COVID-19

The European Commission has launched a robotics and AI initiative in the frame of the common European response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Solutions sought: Digital health together against coronavirus

ERRIN is joining organisers Ticbiomed in gathering technologies already available in the market that can help manage the healthcare crisis caused by the new coronavirus.

  • By Hilary Webb

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

The ERRIN secretariat wishes to remind members about changes to Working Group meetings scheduled to take place next week. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Committee of the Regions response to COVID-19

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has approved an action plan to support and assist local and regional authorities during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EIC call: Pitch COVID-19 solutions to an online jury

Innovative public health research SMEs have until 27 March to apply to ePitch their COVID-19 solution to an online jury of investors.