Our key priorities for Horizon Europe

With our position paper we intend to help shaping the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan. 

The UEG Research Committee prepared a position paper to contribute to the consultation on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan, the new EU Research programme following Horizon 2020.

Download the complete position paper

You can access European Commission´s consultation and to the documents of the first Strategic Plan implementing Horizon Europe.

Don't miss our Horizon 2020 Session at UEG Week 2019!

You are planning to or already applying to Horizon 2020 calls? Hear about success stories of H2020 applicants and get the chance to ask them directly!

Do not miss our Horizon 2020 Session at UEG Week 2019!

Hear about success stories of H2020 applicants and EU strategies for Digestive Health, and get the chance to ask them directly at the end of the session! October 21, 16:00-18:30, Room E1. Chaired by UEG Research Committee Chair Luigi Ricciardiello and UEG Vice President Axel Dignass, this session will feature all relevant information for young as well as experienced researchers:
  • An introduction on funding opportunities for digestive health research in H2020 and the future programme Horizon Europe
  • European success stories in digestive health research: ERC Grants and H2020 collaborative projects
  • How UEG can support your application
  • UEG Strategy for more EU funding in Digestive Health: analysing Member Societies´ research demands and how to join forces for better European research on digestive health
  • Networking time with EU Grant recipients and experts

Find out more about session, timings and faculty in the UEG Week online programme

The present EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, earmarks a total of 80 billion euros for distribution, including for medical research from 2014-2020. The EU institutions are negotiating the budget of the future Programme for 2021-2027, Horizon Europe, and its priorities now. Get to know the programme ahead! See you on Monday, October 21, 16:00-18:30, Room E1! Watch the webcast from the UEG Week 2018 Session

UEG, Member of BioMed Alliance 

Together we improve European funding for biomedical research and participation of researchers in decision making.

The Biomedical Alliance in Europe (BioMed Alliance) is the result of a unique initiative of leading European medical societies that together include more than 400,000 researchers and health professionals.

The BioMed Alliance was created in 2010 to gather strength across different disciplines and areas in biomedical and health research at European level. It is now comprising 30 leading societies across all medical disciplines, with UEG Treasurer-Elect Berthold Koletzko on the Board of Directors and the UEG Research Committee sending representatives to the BioMed Alliance General Assembly and relevant task forces such as on academic clinical trials.  The alliance promotes excellence in European biomedical research with a broad network covering EU governance and policymakers and is thus another pivotal partner to leverage UEG´s voice for the need for more research funding for digestive health. 

The EU Institutions are currently in the process of defining the EU´s 9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). In this context, the BioMed Alliance is advocating to increase the overall budget of the new FP9 research funding programme and to establish a “Steering Board for Health”, a science-led group to provide recommendations to the EU on health research. The BioMed Alliance has also recently been in exchange with the European Commission on the implementation of the medical device regulation in the EU. 

Visit the BioMed Alliance website for more information

Mathilde Ollivier

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Join the UEG Researchers Network

UEG is establishing a dedicated network and platform for exchange on EU funded research in digestive health. Find help to navigate in the EU platform “Funding & tender opportunities”.

Online registration will open soon.
If you have any questions or if you are interested to join, please just send a brief mail to Wilma Hofer.

€ 50,000 grant for a researcher to spend 12 months at a renowned European principal investigator. 

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Visiting Fellowship for Researcher

€100,000 for excellence in research

With the Research Prize we support a future scientific research project from early stage to successful conclusion. 
Apply by March 31, 2020

Meet at UEG Week and HEG!

UEG offers you excellent, cost-free facilities to meet with colleagues to kick-off and promote your research activities.

We invite you to hold your consortia meetings at the annual UEG Week and at the House of European Gastroenteroloy

With a comprehensive range of captivating new research and more than 14,000 delegates from more than 110 countries, UEG Week is the place to be for clinicians and researchers in the field of digestive health. Our congress is held each year in October, in a different European city. If you are interested to seize this fruitful setting for your consortium meeting and to apply for a free meeting room at the venue, please download the application form and email the filled in form to Mathilde Ollivier. Submission deadline for UEG Week Barcelona 2019 is Friday, September 6, 2019.

The UEG Headquarter is situated in the House of European Gastroenterology (HEG), in the heart of Vienna, near the City Hall in a 19th century building. Its unique charm is its combination of typically Viennese historic feel with a state-of-the-art modern adaption and  interior design providing UEG with space for office facilities and ample meeting rooms of nearly 400 square metres. UEG offers the opportunity to use the House of European Gastroenterology for meetings in context of your European research projects concerned with digestive health - free of charge. If you are interested please contact Mathilde Ollivier.

Horizon 2020 Application Support

We support your pan-European consortium forming initiatives in the exploratory phase of applications to Horizon 2020 funding. Via simple, competitive grants

Our mission is to facilitate research in digestive health. Applying for EU research funding is a time-consuming and costly process. UEG is here to assist your application process.

We invest up to max. € 10,000 per consortium, to provide you with:
  • excellent meeting facilities at the House of European Gastroenterology in Vienna or at UEG Week
  • catering and other logistical meeting support onsite
  • reimbursement of costs for accommodation & travel (economy airfare) related to your meeting(s)
  • advice from our large community of top leading experts in digestive health, relevant to your research topic.

General overview on EU Funding

The EU provides several funding programmes to improve the citizens’ health and to support a wide range of research.

Survey of digestive health in Europe

UEG survey data call for more research funding and greater political and public awareness of the burden of GI disorders.