Training & exchanges


ERNICA offers the 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.

[Please note that the current round of exchanges is full. New (and only complete) applications will be put on a waiting list. Please contact Iris den Uijl ( if you want to know more.]


ERNICA-EUPSA 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.

Key features

  • Continuous programme starting in January 2020
  • 10-15 exchanges per year are funded by ERNICA, until August 2023
  • 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 ( 

For questions or remarks on this programme, please contract