21 May 2021

Following the ERN’s motto: “knowledge travels, not the patient” we are pleased to announce that the EU is funding an Exchange Training Programme. Through this programme your travel costs will be financed, and you will receive a daily allowance of 200€ per working day for your accommodation, travel insurance and subsistence costs. This Exchange Programme foresees 5 training days in another facility of the network, but it can be extended to 15 training days if justified. The target population for this programme are healthcare professionals from ERN Euro-NMD, and in specific cases, patient representatives.

Here is how it works:

Step 1 – Identify needs and offers:

Step 2 – Make contact:

  • You have found the training you need in the blackboard? Please contact the Hosting Institution to arrange your training dates*
  • You haven’t found your training in the blackboard? Feel free to contact Network members which might be able to train you and arrange for your training directly*

Step 3 – Apply:

Step 4 – Assessment:

  • As of June 1st, 2021, we will do a weekly evaluation of the incoming applications. Until August 2022, we will grant 55 packages of 5-day stays for the Healthcare professionals of our network. If compliant with our criteria, priority will be given to Affiliated Partners and the ICT countries in the Network. After that, we will use the “first come, first serve” basis. If successful, we will sign a Mobility agreement, which needs EU- approval.

Step 5 : travel arrangements

  • Once approved by the ERN coordinator and the EU, we will transfer your application to Ecorys, the external provider for the travel arrangements. Accommodation and travel insurance are for you to organize. And you are good to go!
  • On the day of arrival, you will receive the per diems (200€ per working day).


*COVID 19 – important!

Currently, Euro-NMD’s Executive Committee does not recommend any travel. But we want to be ready when travel will be possible again. Our current start date for the exchange trainings is September 1st, 2021.

For more information, please see: ERN ERN Exchange Programme 2021-2022, Mobility FAQ’sERN Euro-NMD Mobility Plan. For your questions, don’t hesitate to contact Euro-NMD’s project manager, Ms. Heike PASCAL at h.pascal@institut-myologie.org. Please include coordination@ern-euro-nmd.eu as well in your contact email.


Flyer of the Mobility Plan

Mobility Plan FAQ

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