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

Travel bursaries for late 2020 announced!

20 Jan 2020

This round of bursary applications will open on 30th January. We are delighted to announce that our second round of travel bursaries will be open shor …


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,
please visit ec.europa.eu/health/ern