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EJP RD – Networking Support Scheme (NSS) Call

The goal of the Networking Support Scheme (NSS) in the European Joint Programme for Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is to encourage sharing of knowledge on rare diseases and rare cancers of health professionals, researchers and patients.

In this Networking Support Scheme applicants can apply for a budget of a maximum of 30,000 € per event to organise a transnational European/international event to share and disseminate knowledge on rare diseases or rare cancers.

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The scheme will provide financial support to applicants for fostering organization of workshops or conferences for new research networks or existing/expanding research networks to strengthen collaborations and to enable exchange of knowledge. The focus of these workshops or conferences should be (the implications of) research results and innovative solutions as well as to strengthening the collaborations between different stakeholders. The results of these networking events may lead to future collaborative and novel research efforts. The applying consortium is allowed to invite other participants to join the networking event. There is no limit to the number of participants, however the maximum budget that can be requested is € 30,000 for a networking event.


Eligible applicants to apply for the NSS are health care professionalsresearchers and patient advocacy organizations from the following countries involved in the EJP RD (in alphabetical order): Armenia*, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria*, Croatia*, Czech Republic*, Denmark, Estonia*, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia*, Greece, Hungary*, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia*, Lithuania*, Luxembourg, Malta*, Norway, Poland*, Portugal, Romania*, Serbia*, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey*, United Kingdom.

The countries that are indicated with an asterisk (*) are usually seen as underrepresented countries.

Collection dates

The Call for the NSS is open on a continuous basis. The applications will be collected on the following dates in 2020:

September 1, 2020 at 14:00 (CEST)
IMPORTANT. Exceptional extension in comparison to Call text: events may be organised between 6 and 18 months after the application date.

December 1, 2020 at 14:00 (CET)