How to join eUROGEN

How to join eUROGEN

There are two routes to join ERNs:

  1. The EC issues a call for new members to join existing ERNs. The last call opened on 30 September and closed on 30 November 2019. The EC has indicated that future calls will be held to allow more healthcare providers to join ERNs.
  2. The second option is becoming an Affiliated Partner of eUROGEN. This is a decision of the Board of Member States for ERNs at national level and they appoint healthcare providers to interact with ERNs in countries where an ERN has no full member. The process for selecting healthcare providers and appointing them as Affiliated Partners is entirely a decision for Member States and so we suggest contacting the Board members for advice on how to proceed, if you would like to become an Affiliated Partner of eUROGEN. More information of the Board of Member States representatives for ERNs can be found here.

Please contact us to find out if your healthcare provider has expertise that can add value to our ERN.

What do you need to join an ERN?

  • You will need the support of your healthcare provider Chief Executive and senior management, who must support the ERN application in writing and agree to dedicate some limited resources.
  • You will need a letter from your Ministry of Health confirming the expert status of your healthcare provider to deal with a group of rare diseases or complex conditions in accordance with national rules on designating healthcare providers to deal with rare diseases or complex conditions needing highly specialised healthcare.