Related Links

These links are external sites that are potentially useful to those interested in respective issues. These include ERA-Nets, European Commission sites, governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations.

Health related ERA-Nets
EU links
Other publications
Funding agencies

Governmental Organisations
Non Governmental Organisations
Patient Organsiations

Health related ERA-Nets

European Research Area in Ageing (ERA-AGE) is a four year project funded by the European Commission, under the Sixth Framework Programme. The aim of ERA-AGE is to promote the development of a European strategy for research on ageing and, thereby, to enable Europe to gain maximum added value from investment in this field.

ERA-NET PathoGenoMics
(Trans-European cooperation and coordination of genome sequencing and functional genomics of human-pathogenic microorganisms)
A Coordination Action (CA) supported by the European Commission with the aims to strengthen the European scientific base and to support the structuring of the European Research Area (ERA).

Science to Society (work package of ERA-Net PathoGenoMics). A teaching aid aiming to deliver to the general public issues in genomic research of pathogenic microorganisms.

E-Rare (ERA-Net for research programs on rare diseases) is a network of nine partners - public bodies, ministries and research management organisations from eight countries - responsible for the development and management of national/regional research programs on rare diseases.

EU links

CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS. The News Service, staffed by an in-house team of journalists and editors, provides up-to-date and accurate coverage of a broad range of issues related to European research and innovation, with a particular focus on EU research and innovation policies and activities. The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union´s chief instrument for funding research over the period 2007 to 2013. CORDIS is the official portal for participating in FP7 and following related developments in European science and technology.

A publication by the European Commission on joint activities of ERA-Nets COM survey on joint activties in individual ERA Nets 06-07.pdf

A review report publication by the European Commission on ERA-Nets COM era_net_review_report_dec2006_en.pdf

A publication by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research: Coordination of Research Activities (Series I of ERA-NET - Networking the European Research Area). The full brochure can be found at:


Other publications

The 2001 report by the World Health Organization WHO focuses on the fact that mental health - neglected for far too long - is crucial to the overall well-being of individuals, societies and countries.

Funding agencies

FWF Austria 
Academy of Finland
Fonds National de la Recherche - Luxembourg 
MRC-The Medical Research Council
Projektträger des BMBF im DLR - Germany
Swedish Research Council  
The Research Council of Norway
National Institute for Health and Medical Research, INSERM
French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS
Fund for Health Research - Spain
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) - France

Governmental Organisations

Ministry of Health - Israel
Ministry of Health - Romania
Ministry of Science and Education - Spain
Ministry of Health - Italy
Ministry of Science and Higher Education - Poland
Russian Ministry of Education and Science
Federal Ministry of Education and Research - Germany

Non Governmental Organisations

FENS, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, represents a large number of national European neuroscience societies and several monodisciplinary societies. FENS was founded in 1998 at the Forum of European Neuroscience in Berlin and is the successor organisation of ENA, the European Neuroscience Association.

The Society for Neuroscience mission is to: 1. Advance the understanding of the brain and the nervous system. 2. Provide professional development activities, information, and educational resources for neuroscientists at all stages of their careers, including undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral fellows. 3. Promote public information and general education about the nature of scientific discovery and the results and implications of the latest neuroscience research. 4. Inform legislators and other policymakers about new scientific knowledge and recent developments in neuroscience research and their implications for public policy, societal benefit, and continued scientific progress.

The German Neuroscience Society has the goal to support neuroscience in research and education.

The National Neurosciences Society of Romania is intended to provide the frame for research, education development in the area of structure and function of the nervous system and also for the development of medical care related to the nervous system pathology.

ENRAH is a patient-driven non-profit organization founded in Vienna, Austria in April 2003 to forward research on Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and other related rare pediatric neurological diseases by bringing together patients and their families with competent clinicians and relevant researchers.

Patient Organisations

Alzheimer Angehörige

Association Française de l'Ataxie de Friedreich 
Association CMT France / Charcot Marie Tooth Disease France
A.R.S. - Association pour la Recherche sur la Sclérose latérale amyotrophique et autres maladies du
motoneurone /Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neurons diseases research group

Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft e. V.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Schmerztherapie e. V.
Deutsche Schmerzliga e. V.
Neuropathic Pain Network e. V.
O.Meany Medical Data & Projekt Management GmbH

The Society for Fighting Pain 
Atlas - Society for ALS/ MND 
Eyal - Israel Epilepsy Association 
S.T Gilles de la Tourette Association 
Society for Multiple Sclerosis 
Israel Parkinson Association
Ne'eman Association for Stroke Survivors
Myasthenia Gravis Organization 
Israeli Dysautonomia Foundation 
Alzheimer Association of Israel 
Association of Israel Huntington Patients
Israeli Mental Health Association
Meshi- Muscular Dystrophy Diseases