Enabling health and care systems transformation through research and innovation: the newly established THCS partnership officially kicks-off.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Co-fund action under Horizon Europe, the “Transforming Health & Care Systems” (THCS) Partnership brings together 64 partners from 26 countries to ensure the transition towards more sustainable, resilient, innovative and high quality people-centered health and care systems. 

ROME, 15/2/2023 - European health and care systems are facing core common challenges, requiring innovative, harmonized and coordinated solutions. It’s based on this assumption that the European Partnership on Transforming Health and Care Systems (THCS) was conceived, representing a unique strategic opportunity to enable the future transformation of our health and care systems.  

Led by the Italian Ministry of Health, the THCS partnership includes 64 partners from 26 countries, mostly represented by National and Regional Ministries, Research and Innovation Funding Organisations and Research Performing Organisations. Co-fund action under Horizon Europe, the EU's framework programme for R&I, the Partnership is designed to support coordinated national and regional R&I funding along with capacity building, networking, dissemination and other key activities to support health and care systems transformation. 

The kick-off event, hosted in Rome by the Italian Ministry of Health on February 13 and 14, brought all partners together for the first time. Representatives from the European Commission’s Directorates General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), as well as the newly established European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), were present at the meeting, testifying the strategic importance and EU-added value of this initiative.  

THCS core activity is the funding of research and innovation projects through joint transnational calls on common priorities and topics. In parallel, a set of side activities bridging the gap between  science and policy, supporting capacity building and implementation will also be promoted. The Partnership instrument is open to all EU Member States, as well as to countries associated with Horizon Europe and non-EU countries, who can participate at their own costs.  

This action, which officially started as of January 2023, has a budget of more than 300 million euros and will run for 7 years. The first transnational Joint call is expected to be launched in March 2023. You can follow all news and remain updated about THCS via its website - www.thcspartnership.eu/ and social media - twitter.com/THCS_HEU and linkedin.com/in/thcs/.   

Press contact: info@thcspartnership.eu 

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