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High-level advocacy for diabetes research in Horizon 2020
Advocacy with the European institutions was the original motivation to create EURADIA, which emerged from a collaboration of leadership of European diabetes NGOs (academic science, people with diabetes and health professionals) and a number of pharmaceutical companies that approached the Commission in unison to voice their concern that diabetes had not been included in the Sixth Framework Research Programme (FP6). EURADIA has now developed a proactive stance especially within the current discussions over Horizon 2020.
EURADIA is following Horizon 2020 legislation (and other relevant programmes) with individual MEPs and committees in Parliament to promote diabetes research. When the programmes are running EURADIA aims to be in contact with European Commission staff and committees to ensure that diabetes research retains a high profile. EURADIA provides Parliament and Commission with information about diabetes research.
EURADIA works independently and together with other organisations including the European Coalition for Diabetes (ECD), which have a wider scope beyond diabetes research. Diabetes research can be highlighted at specific events in the European Parliament and Commission calendars such as the Parliament elections in 2014 and the rotational Presidencies of the Council of the European Union. In discussions on diabetes research it is important to highlight the European Parliament Resolution for the EU Diabetes Epidemic.
Information on Horizon 2020 can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/research/horizon2020/index_en.cfm
Background to health research in Horizon 2020
· On 30 November 2011 the Commission published a package of proposals for Horizon 2020, a new €80 billion EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020
· Horizon 2020 is structured around three pillars:
o Excellent Science
o Industrial Leadership
o Societal Challenges
· Health is addressed under Horizon 2020’s third pillar on Societal Challenges which allocates €9,077 billion to tackle “Health, demographic change and wellbeing”
· Diabetes is mentioned as one of the chronic conditions, which are major causes of disability, ill health and premature death, and present considerable social and economic costs. In the current economic context and given the rising cost of health and social care, the Commission highlights the need for an appropriate European level response to research and innovation in the area of chronic diseases
DG Research - 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013)
The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment; along with a new Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), Education and Training programmes, and Structural and Cohesion Funds for regional convergence and competitiveness. It is also a key pillar for the European Research Area (ERA).
The broad objectives of FP7 have been grouped into four categories: Cooperation, Ideas, People and Capacities. For each type of objective, there is a specific programme corresponding to the main areas of EU research policy. All specific programmes work together to promote and encourage the creation of European poles of (scientific) excellence.
The non-nuclear research activities of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are grouped under a specific programme with individual budget allocation.
Further information on each of these specific programmes and their sub-divisions:
Further information about the Health Programme:
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The CORDIS FP6 service is built around a suite of interactive and user-friendly support modules to provide you with a comprehensive set of information and tools to support participation in FP6.
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