Latest Activities

November 12, 2015UEG partners with other European NGOs in the fight against pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal digestive disorders, with a long-term survival rate of less than 5%. At the same time, it is predicted to become the second most lethal cancer in the EU by 2030. But despite its lethality and the rising burden, pancreatic cancer is a neglected disease, as policy-makers give little political attention and funding for innovative research.

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October 14, 2015UEG Week 2015: Guide to EU research funding through our Horizon 2020 workshop

The present research funding programme of the EU, Horizon 2020, holds unprecedented financial support for researchers. At the same time, the rules of the game have changed drastically. Our Horizon 2020 workshop during UEG Week in Barcelona wants to help aspiring researchers tap these resources.

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August 12, 2015EU News - What’s happening in Brussels?

Calls for ERC Starting Grants launched: On July 29th, 2015, the European Research Centre (ERC) opened the 2016 round of Starting Grants under Horizon 2020. Starting Grants are aimed at researchers at the beginning of their professional career.

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Survey of digestive health

Gastro and liver disease

Our map summarises gastro and liver diseases based on an assessment of digestive health across Europe. 
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Patient Engagement

Joint working initiatives

UEG is actively engaging with a range of patient organisations to share best practice and increase awareness.
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White Book Brochure

Survey of digestive diseases

Changing trends in GI diseases and healthcare provision in Europe are now summarised in a handy booklet.
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About UEG EU Affairs

30% of the European population is affected by a GI disease at least once during their lifetime. Even so, gastroenterology is still not a priority on the health agenda.

Our Vision

To listen to and learn from public opinion and to increase knowledge and stimulate activity in the area of digestive diseases among the public and politicians.


UEG Public Affairs
Helen Oberg
Nick Crosby
Theresa Stiegler


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