ERNICA offers two possibilities for (clinical) exchanges:
1. ERNICA-EUPSA clinical exchange programme
This programme offers fellows and consultants from EU-member states the opportunity to learn from colleagues in the field and will be customized to the needs of the applicant (e.g. focus on complex surgical techniques or multidisciplinary care). More information on the programme and how to apply can be found below.
2. ERNICA-ERN exchange programme 2021-2022 (Applications accepted, temporarily suspended until March 2022)
This programme aims to harmonize specific knowledge and reduce gaps in expertise in the clinical capacities and organization of the network. The programme is open to all healthcare professionals (e.g. psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians) from ERN member and affiliated partner hospitals. More information on the programme and how to apply can be found below.
1. ERNICA clinical exchange programme
The ERNICA clinical exchange programme was officially launched in January 2020! Candidates can now apply for a travel grant to visit an ERNICA centre for clinical training purposes.
Within ERNICA we have the expertise and resources available to set up a clinical exchange programme for training purposes. This exchange programme will offer fellows and consultants the opportunity to learn from colleagues in the field. The programme will be customized to the specific needs of the applicant and can focus for example on complex surgical techniques and multidisciplinary care. The exchange programme will be open for fellows and consultants working in ERNICA centers, but also candidates from EU member states not included in ERNICA are welcome to participate in this programme.
The following ERNICA centres are already participating in this programme and by clicking on the centre you can find the available programmes. Program details to be confirmed with selected candidates.
How to apply
Please send your CV and application form to the ERNICA coordination team (email@example.com).
2. ERNICA - ERN Exchange Programme 2021-2022
Please note that this programme has been temporarily suspended until March 2022. Applications are still accepted.
What is it about?
The European Commission in cooperation with ECORYS has launched a Clinical Exchange Programme to share knowledge and to stimulate collaboration between healthcare professionals in European Reference Networks (ERNs). The programme is designed to strengthen the clinical capacities and organisation of the Network.
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 by experts visiting other sites or on-site training of professionals at experienced ERNICA centres. The programme is open to all healthcare professionals (e.g. psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians) from ERN member and affiliated partner hospitals.
Facts about the visit packages:
We are envisioning the following typical scenarios for this programme:
Scope of the visit
The scope of the visit includes medical practice and skills and/or organisational aspects of ERNICA. The medical practice and skills cover clinical aspects, as well as psychosocial support.
Who is eligible?
All health professionals working in the ERN member/partner centres are eligible. This includes all related disciplines such as psychologists, nurses and other involved personnel. Patient (representatives) are also eligible, on the condition that the visit contributes to the scope of the programme as described above.
Clinical exchanges will be approved following the specific ERNICA criteria:
* The criteria for the selection of candidates presented above will be reviewed and adjusted, if needed, following first visits.
Hosting centres should be members of ERNICA, exchanges to members of other ERNs are allowed.
Examples of eligible professionals
For more information about the Exchange programme please click here.
All frequently asked questions you can find here FAQ.
Please consider to become a visiting expert, trainee or a hosting institution in this new exchange programme. Here you can express your interest to apply as HOST and/or VISITOR?
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact Hannes Boeckhout (firstname.lastname@example.org).