The network activities will enhance quality of care for patients with congenital digestive disorders across Europe. With the development of guidelines we aim to standardize diagnostics and treatment protocols. The research activities within ERNICA will be the driving force for innovation in prenatal screening, diagnostics and treatment. The initiation of quality of life studies aims to facilitate understanding of the impact of these conditions on the daily lives of patients and their families. The training programme directly supports the ERN's mission to build capacity and grow expertise in those areas where expertise is missing.