Introducing the ERN Clinical Exchange Programme

The European Commission in cooperation with ECORYS has launched a Clinical Exchange Programme to share knowledge and stimulate collaborations between healthcare professionals within the ERNs.

The aim of the ERN Exchange Programme is to harmonize specific knowledge and reduce gaps in expertise. The basic idea is to transmit expert knowledge either by experts visiting other sites or by on-site training of junior professionals at experienced ITHACA’s centers.

Starting in March 2021, up to 44 one-week visit packages will be available to healthcare professionals from ITHACA member or Affiliated Partner centers over the coming two years.

The programme is open to clinicians and other groups of healthcare professionals and invites both junior trainees and senior experts. Both the visitors and the hosts have to be members of ERN ITHACA or Affiliated Partner institutions.

We are looking forward to organizing the Clinical Exchange Programme for the benefit of the ERN ITHACA community: Please download the following instructions

For visit suggestions, please contact us by 5th of February at:

We will discuss this topic at the next ExCom meeting to be held on February 19th, and establish an action strategy to be discussed with our account manager at ECORYS.

Suggestions from applicant HCPs will also be welcome, as they will be involved in the program once their integration is formalized by the EC (July 2021).

Your feedback and suggestions are important in order to produce the strategy that best suits the needs of our experts.

We will work with the WG7 (Research) on the selection of travel needs and topics, and keep you informed during the next month.