ERN background

Why rare diseases?

20 Feb 2019

Between 5 000 and 8 000 rare diseases affect the daily lives of around 30 million people in the EU. For example, in the field of oncology alone, there …


Recent activities

Virtual coffee with patient organisations and Share4Rare

10 Jun 2020

Research is at the heart of solutions for all patients. However, it is not always conducted with the patient in mind. Patient organisations are increa …


The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission


“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
For more information about the ERNs and the EU health strategy,
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