11 January 2023

The official EC-evaluation process of the ERNs and their Full Members as per Commission implementing decision 2014/287/EU Art. 14-15 started officially on November 9th, 2022. The Implementing Decision 2014/287/EU requires that an Evaluation Body appointed by the Commission – the Independent Evaluation Body (IEB), should evaluate the Networks and their Full Members every five years.

The general objective of the evaluation process is to verify and assess:

  • The fulfilment of the criteria and conditions set out in Delegated Decision 2014/286/EU
  • The accomplishment of the objectives set out in Article 12(2) of Directive 2011/24/EU
  • The outcomes and performance of the Network and the contribution of each Member
  • The achievement of the objectives and quality of the deliverables produced within the ERNs Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs)

At HCP level, the HCP teams are required to do a self-evaluation and undergo a technical evaluation with online or on-site audit. A self-evaluation template for HCPs can be viewed here.

Timeline of the evaluation

According to the evaluation manual, the evaluation process will be implemented in 4 stages:

  1. Preparatory steps of the evaluation process, that started November 11th, 2022.
  2. The self-evaluations by the HCP teams and ERN, starting the 19th of December 2022.
  3. The technical evaluation of HCP and ERN, which will start just after the self- evaluation.
  4. The evaluation results, from the end of May until the beginning of September 2023.












For an overview of the evaluation process, see the Evaluation Manual.

(Seen on the website of ERN EYE)

Contact person

If you have any question, don’t hesitate to contact Heike PASCAL h.pascal@ern-euro-nmd.eu  or Elisabeth AVIDI MUELLE e.avidi-muelle@ern-euro-nmd.eu


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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