Working Group Leaders

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

Henriette Hansen


Henriette Hansen

South Denmark

Health WG Leader


Lucie Durocher

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Christina Teik


Christina Teik

Greater Copenhagen EU Office


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.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

health WG

Health WG Meeting: Horizon Europe mission on Cancer - information session

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Cancer affects everyone regardless of age, gender or social status and represents a tremendous burden for patients, families, and societies at large. Among the new five research and innovation


Health and ICT WG meeting: Telemedicine as an answer to the current challenges

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Telemedicine as a distribution of health-related services using information and communication technologies (ICT) allows long-distance diagnostics, interventions and monitoring. While still being

WG Events

WG Events

POSTPONED: Online Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention

Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause the greatest amounts of premature death and disability in the EU and worldwide. 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 and prevention

Demand-driven ePitching session facilitated by the EIC to fight COVID-19

The European Innovation Council is organising an ePitching session on 30th April 2020 to match innovative solutions developed by companies to the emerging needs of the healthcare sector.

EUvsVirus Hackathon

The European Commission will host a pan-European hackathon in response to the coronavirus crisis.

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.

Global Hack: online hackathon to build resilience post-pandmeic

The European Commission has leant its support to an upcoming global hackathon to create solutions to problems posed during to coronavirus pandemic.

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.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

EIT Health opens 'Rapid Response' option for new COVID-19 proposals

EIT Health has opened the 'Rapid Response' request option for incoming proposals in a bid to support the immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

JRC actions in response to COVID-19

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre is contributing to and informing the EU’s policy response to the coronavirus crisis. Experts across the JRC have been analysing the crisis, anticipating its impacts and working to develop solutions and strategies for the future.

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.

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. 

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.

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

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

Latest Updates

  • By Katarzyna Faruga

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr) is looking for partners for the BBI JU call

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences - UPWr is looking for a consortium or a coordinator interested in the BBI JU call.

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

€56 million available for coronavirus solutions

A new call has launched, making €56 million available for medical technologies, digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can offer solutions to the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

SAPHIRe call for best regional practices: Exit strategies for COVID-19 lockdown

SAPHIRe will host an online interactive workshop on the topic “Exit strategies for COVID-19 lockdown, what role do regions play” and invites you to represent your region and speak about your approach to the COVID-19 exit strategy.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission to fund 8 coronavirus research projects through IMI

The Commission has increased its financial commitment to the Innovative Medicines Initiative to €72 million in order to fund eight projects focussed on coronavirus diagnostics and treatment.

  • By Hilary Webb

Hauts-de-France funds two scientific projects to combat COVID-19

While four its eleven applications to the national call for projects are being reviewed by the scientific committee, the Hauts-de-France region has funded two scientific projects itself.