ERN Coordinators and Board of Members States News
“The ERN Coordinators are getting ready for the challenges of enlarging the European Reference Networks”
The ERN coordinators met in Brussels on the 25th March 2019 and addressed several key aspects of the networks’ development. The main discussions focused on the on-going designation by the Member States of Affiliated partners, both from a procedural point of view and concerning the practical implication for the ERNs. Several topics were then addressed which are related to the growing operational activities and development of the networks: the use of the IT platforms (CPMS and ECP), the communication activities, the relations with industry, the monitoring, the research activities, education and training, and the support from different financial instruments.
“The ERN Board of Member States decided to pursue the consolidation of the ERNs in its meeting held in Brussels on 26th March 2019”
A Statement of the Board of Member States will be prepared concerning the integration of the ERNs into the national healthcare systems, decided the representatives of Member States. They also discussed relevant aspects related to the strengthening and enlargement of the European Reference Networks and the relationship with industry. The Swedish board member was elected new co-chair for the upcoming two years.