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Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Enhancing European Partnership

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Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Opening Date: 26 October 2023 Deadline Date: 11 April 2024, 17:00 Brussels time

Expected Outcome: The initiative aims to support activities that enhance the European partnership for pandemic preparedness, ensuring a consolidated research and innovation framework. The objectives include:

· Maintaining a consolidated framework for European partnership in pandemic preparedness, focusing on objectives, governance, and operationalization.

· Aligning research funders, policymakers, and the community towards common objectives and a long-term Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

· Supporting European research funders with a dynamic secretariat for coordinated pandemic preparedness research.

· Engaging healthcare providers and stakeholders at European and international levels for effective partnership collaboration.

Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden:

Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society:

Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health industry:

Scope: Addressing the fragmented research landscape exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this call aims to improve EU preparedness for emerging health threats through better coordination of research and innovation funding. The focus is on working towards common objectives defined in an agreed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, contributing to a coherent European Research Area (ERA) and synergizing with entities like the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).

Key Activities: Proposals should cover:

· Establishing an efficient secretariat for the European partnership for pandemic preparedness.

· Providing administrative, organisational, and scientific support to partnership members.

· Engaging with relevant stakeholders and initiatives in pandemic preparedness to ensure collaboration and avoid duplication.

· Implementing communication and dissemination activities to highlight the partnership's purpose, activities, and outputs.

· Coordinating with initiatives like HERA to ensure complementarity and avoid overlaps.

· Incorporating a One Health approach and involving social sciences and humanities (SSH) disciplines for a significant societal impact.

Aim: This funding opportunity seeks to solidify the European partnership for pandemic preparedness, enhancing the EU's capability to efficiently predict and respond to infectious health threats. It

encourages proposals that provide crucial administrative and technical support to maintain and bolster this partnership, ensuring a unified and effective approach to pandemic preparedness and response across Europe.

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