Coordination & Governance

Coordination & Governance

ERN eUROGEN is led by the HCP Network Coordinator Representative, supported by the Coordination Team, steered by the Strategic Board and Operational Board, and advised by the ePAG, Supporting Partners, and Advisory Board.

Coordination Team

You can read about the Coordination Team here.

Strategic Board

The Strategic Board for ERN eUROGEN is chaired by the Network Coordinator and includes one representative from each of our healthcare provider (HCP) members and Affiliated Partners (Associated National Centers and National Coordination Hubs), a European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) representative, one representative from each of our Supporting Partners, and a representative from the European Commission. Members of the Board may appoint a deputy if they are not able to attend a Strategic Board meeting. Decisions will be taken by consensus or a majority agreement of 80%. The Strategic Board will be responsible for discussing strategic issues relating to the development and expansion of the activities of the ERN, such as new applications from HCPs and Affiliated Partners and initiatives relating to clinical guidelines, research and innovation, education and training, the ERN eUROGEN registry, and dissemination of information

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board delivers input from other fields of expertise, including the European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG). Evaluation and audit systems ensure quality control and improvement of the whole network and specific healthcare where required.

ERN Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG)

You can read about our ERN Patient Advocacy Group here.

Supporting Partners

You can read about our Supporting Partners here.

Operational Board

The Operational Board is comprised of the Network Coordinator, the Programme Manager, the three Workstream Leads, a representative of the EAU Guidelines Office, a European Patient Advocacy Group (ePAG) representative, and the Clinical, Research and Educational Leads for each workstream. An ex officio position is available to a representative of the European Commission. Where added value can be achieved, other ERN networks will be invited to be represented. The Operational Board will report and make recommendations to the Strategic Board for ERN eUROGEN. The Operational Board meets more frequently (three times a year) than the Strategic Board (once a year). Workstream Leads hold monthly (WS1 & WS3) or quarterly meetings (WS2) via videoconferencing.

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