The European Commission is working to establish European Reference Networks. In December 2014, several events are organised in this regard.
5 December: the Board of Member States on ERN met for the first time. The board is a formal body of the Member States, established by an implementing Decision this March. During the first meeting the board elected a chair and approved the rules of procedure.
8 December: Publication of a tender for a Study on the services to be provided by the European Reference Networks and its Members. The purpose of this contract is to provide a conceptual framework, catalogue and analysis on the typology, characteristics and cost of services to be provided by the European Reference Networks and its Members.
Before the end of December: a contract for developing the assessment manual and toolkit will be signed between the Commission and the contractor. This manual and toolkit will be essential for the objective assessment of ERN proposals to be presented in December 2015.
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