Call: European Reference Networks (ERN) / Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA)
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme |
"Health Programme "
The EU is required by its founding treaty to ensure that human health is protected as part of all its policies, and to work with the EU countries to improve public health, prevent human illness and eliminate sources of danger to physical and mental health. The 3rd Health Programme has 4 overarching objectives:
|Link||Link to Programme|
European Reference Networks (ERN) / Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA)
|Description of call
"European Reference Networks (ERN) / Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA)"
This Call for proposals aims at establishing multiannual framework partnerships by means of FPAs for a duration of 5 years (2017 to 2021), in view to provide financial contributions through subsequent specific grant agreements (SGAs) to ERNs. Signing an FPA does not guarantee annual co-funding.
The actions to be funded are coordination, management and non-clinical activities of an approved ERN. Co-funding will be provided in the form of mono-beneficiary grants to the ERN Coordinator to run the ERN and implement all actions in order to fulfil the goals as provided for in the legal basis on ERNs:
The FPA proposal will present an action plan covering the period from 2017 to 2021 (5 years). This plan will include only those activities that are to be co-funded by the EU. Following an evaluation process, the successful applicants will be invited to sign the FPA covering that period. At that stage, signing an FPA will not result in a grant providing funding to the applicant's selected FPA proposal; it will be a legal commitment, serving as a basis for the partnership established between the successful applicant and Chafea for the next 5 years. Once the FPA is signed, it will make the signatory ERN eligible for receiving EU funding on the basis of an SGA proposal.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Research, Health, Capacity Building, Administration|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
|Eligible applicants||Research Institution, Public Services, Other|
|Applicant details|| Only Networks applying also for the
call for interest for ERN can apply for FPA. Only Networks approved as ERNs can be awarded EU co-funding |
Only the network coordinator can apply. The applicant (the ERN network coordinator) must satisfy the following criterion: The applicant, on behalf of a network, must have applied to be approved as a European Reference Network as established in Commission implementing decision in compliance with the criteria and conditions of Commission Delegated Decision
|Project Partner Details|| |
All projects should involve at least three partners (separate legal entities) from different countries.
|Further info|| If awarded, the cooperation between Chafea and
the beneficiary will last five years (from 2017 to 2021) and will be based on the signing of a so-called Framework Partnership
Agreement (FPA). This FPA will spell out the applicant’s strategic pursuits and objectives for the period between 2017 and
The annual co-funding will be ensured through the signature of a so-called Specific Grant Agreement (SGA) and will be awarded on the basis of the already signed FPA and invitation (by Chafea to the FPA signatory) to submit a proposal for the ERN grant for 12 months. Namely, an SGA spells out the applicant’s 12 calendar months coordination, management and non-clinical activities as an ERN
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| The total budget earmarked for the co-financing in 2017 is estimated at 2 500 000 €. |
The Budgetary ceiling per grant awarded in 2017 is 200 000 € Proposals requesting more than 60% co-funding (up to 80%) will need to comply with the criteria of exceptional utility.
|Submission|| Proposals must be submitted via the participant portal: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/index.
Before submitting a proposal:
1. Create an account to submit a proposal: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/eim/external/register.cgi
2. Register via the beneficiary registry: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/organisations/register.html
To create and submit your proposal please go to: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/index.html and select "3rd Health Programme", then select the relevant call.