Membership expansion

Healthcare professionals:

The call for new members to join ERN CRANIO is officially open! It opened on 30 September 2019 will remain open until 30 November 2019.

For more information on how to apply please visit the European Commission’s ERN website:

The online application tool has now been activated and is ready for use! 

The launch of this call also marks the end of the designation period for affiliated partners. Affiliated partners are not members of an ERN and they are not required to meet the same criteria. Furthermore, if a member state already has a healthcare provider involved in the network as a full member, they cannot designate an affiliated partner. Affiliated partners are expected to provide a link to the ERN for those European countries without a healthcare provider involved. They thus address the concerns related to the geographic coverage of the networks.

Those who have applied for affiliated partnership can also submit an application for full membership (in compliance with the procedures for membership applicable to any healthcare provider).

More information on affiliated partnership and the application process can be found here

Patients and/or families and support groups:

Patients and/or their families who are interested in joining the network as a patient representative can contact Olivia Spivack (project manager):

This also applies to patient support groups who wish to be involved in the network or find out more about it.