ERNICA clinical exchange programme

[Programme currently on hold due to COVID-19. Applications are still welcome. We will respond to your application when the programme starts again]

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.

Key features

  • Continuous programme starting in January 2020
  • 10-15 exchanges per year are funded by ERNICA
  • Trainee/fellows and consultants can apply
  • Candidates from ERNICA and non-ERNICA centres (EU members) are welcome to apply
  • Visit duration ranges from 1-2 days (consultant) to max two weeks (trainee/fellow)
  • Budget of max 1500 EUR per visit to cover travel and accommodation

Participating centres
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 (

Development of e-learning/e-training tools for patients, families and healthcare professionals*

ERNICA has received additional funding from the Connecting Europe Facility of the European Union to develop two types of e-learning video:

  • Illustrative e-learning videos for patients with diseases covered by ERNICA and their families
  • (Live-recorded) surgical or endoscopic videos for clinicians including trainees

These videos are currently in development. *This communication reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission (and the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.