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 & ICT

Health & ICT: State of play of the European Health Data Space & opportunities for regions

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

This joint meeting between the Health and ICT working groups will explore the European Commission’s ongoing development of a European Health Data Space (EHDS). Following an update on the EHDS from

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

WG Events

WG Events

StratKIT Final Conference

Do you want to be inspired by how we can make public food procurement even greener? Then sign up for the StratKIT Final Conference on green public procurement and catering services taking place on 13/10 from 9:30 to 13:30 (CEST). The conference is held online.

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.'

DigitalHealthEurope Summit 2021

The DigitalHealthEurope project will share its findings and policy recommendations at its summit in September 2021.

Health innovation in the cross-border region: collaborative projects for accelerating R&D

The Danish-German border region will share its current knowledge, skills and resources gained by its collaborative innovation activities in the health industry in an upcoming webinar.

Green City Accord: ceremony for signatories

The Green City Accord sees local authorities commit to ambitious environmental goals by 2030. To celebrate the involvement of the growing number of cities joining the Green City Accord community, a high-level signatory ceremony will take place online in September.

Health & ICT: State of play of the European Health Data Space & opportunities for regions

This joint meeting between the Health and ICT working groups will explore the European Commission’s ongoing development of a European Health Data Space (EHDS).

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

EC launches European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

The new authority HERA will oversee the development, production and distribution of medicines, vaccines and other medical countermeasures, like PPE, that were seen to be lacking during the first phase of Europe's coronavirus response. 

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

Launch of DigitalHealthEurope Forum

The DigitalHealthEurope project has launched a unique discussion platform, the DHE Forum, which will address a wide range of topics related to digital health transformations. 

Stakeholder consultation on EU4Health

A consultation is now open on the priorities and strategic orientations of EU4Health and in particular its Annual Work Programme for 2022.

DigitalHealthEurope interoperability and standards portal launches

The DHE project is pleased to announce a new information portal that has been developed especially with patients and the public in mind to explain interoperability and standards.

Launch of Knowledge Centre on Cancer

The European Commission has launched the Knowledge Centre on Cancer, the first action delivered under Europe's Beating Cancer Plan. The knowledge centre is a new online platform to gather evidence and coordinate actions on cancer research and innovation.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

CHERRIES project call for Mirror Regions

The RRI project CHERRIES is currently looking for regional consortiums with two or more organisations to join the CHERRIES Community. Apply by 31 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

EC launches European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

The new authority HERA will oversee the development, production and distribution of medicines, vaccines and other medical countermeasures, like PPE, that were seen to be lacking during the first phase of Europe's coronavirus response. 

  • By Hilary Webb

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch of DigitalHealthEurope Forum

The DigitalHealthEurope project has launched a unique discussion platform, the DHE Forum, which will address a wide range of topics related to digital health transformations. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Stakeholder consultation on EU4Health

A consultation is now open on the priorities and strategic orientations of EU4Health and in particular its Annual Work Programme for 2022.

  • By Hilary Webb

DigitalHealthEurope interoperability and standards portal launches

The DHE project is pleased to announce a new information portal that has been developed especially with patients and the public in mind to explain interoperability and standards.