JANE : Joint Action on European Networks of Expertise

Work Programme : EU4Health

Type of Action : Joint Action

Budget €4M euro (Direct grants to Member States’ authorities)

Project duration : November 2022 - November 2024 (24 months)

Lead Coordinator : INT, Italy

Contact : Be_EBCP@sciensano.be

Hélène Antoine-Poirel (WP9), Wannes Van Hoof (TTF5) 

Website : under construction

Domain / Area : ERN : prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, palliative care

Main objectives

JANE will be a Joint Action to establish seven new Networks of Expertise in the cancer field in the following domains: personalized primary prevention; survivorship; palliative care; omic technologies; hi-tech medical resources; one or more complex & poor-prognosis cancer(s); adolescents and young adults (15-39 years at cancer diagnosis) with cancer.

The Joint Action will have two goals:

  1. to prepare everything necessary to launch the new Networks of Expertise;
  2. to critically evaluate existing models of current and future EU networking with a view to optimizing the functioning of the new Networks of Expertise.

The project’s management goal is to bring about the creation of 7 Networks of Expertise, with the final deliverable for each being a call for expressions of interest. One Work Package will be assigned to each Network of Expertise. It is envisaged to have 5 Transversal Task Forces and one additional Work Package that will operate transversally to all theWork Packages. The subject of the Transversal Task Forces and the additional Work Package will be: sustainability; integration between EU networking and MSs; integration between information-technology infrastructures, including the use of artificial-intelligence tools; integration between health care and research; the ERN model; patient involvement.

The ambition of this Joint Action is to bring about new Networks of Expertise able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community. In this regard, the outputs of the discussions and the consensus made within the Task Forces about current problems of EU health networks will be shared with the European oncology community and Member States, through a green paper and a European conference. Health care networking can be a privileged hallmark of the EU, having the potential to target the health of half a million citizens in a highly coordinated fashion.



15 Countries

35 partners

Belgian Partners

  • Sciensano
  • Institut Jules Bordet
  • University Ghent


  • WP1 : Coordination (INT, Italy)
  • WP2 : Communication and dissemination (NHRF, Greece)
  • WP3 : Evaluation (CIPH, Hungary)
  • WP4 : Sustainability (KRONIKGUNE, Spain)
  • WP5 : NoE - Complex & poor-prognosis cancer(s (MSCI, Poland)
  • WP6 : NoE - Palliative care (OUS, Norway)
  • WP7 : NoE - Survivorship (MSCI, Poland)
  • WP8 : NoE - Personalized primary prevention (IOCN, Roumania)
  • WP9 : NoE - Omics technologies (SC, Belgium)
  • WP10 : NoE - Hi-tech medical resources (INCa, France)
  • WP11 : NoE - AYA (INT, Italy)
  • TTF1 : Integration between health care and research (KRONIKGUNE, Spain)
  • TTF2 : Integration between EU networking and Member States (IOCN, Roumania)
  • TTF3 : Integration between IT infrastructures and AI tools (OUS, Norway)
  • TTF4 : The ERN model (INCa, France)
  • TTF5 : Patient Empowerment (SC, Belgium)

EBCP Flagships

  • F5. EU Network linking recognised National Comprehensive Cancer Centres in all Member States by 2025


  • A1. Modern approach to cancer: new technologies, research and innovation at the service of patient-centred cancer prevention and care
  • A4. Ensuring access to high standards in cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • A5. Improving the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors
  • A6. Reducing cancer inequalities across the eu
  • A7. Putting childhood cancer under the spotlight

Link to Cancer Mission / recommendations

  • R10: Set up a network of Comprehensive Cancer Infrastructures within and across all EU Member States to increase quality of research and care
  • R12: Accelerate innovation and implementation of new technologies and create Oncology-focused Living Labs to conquer cancer
  • R13: Transform cancer culture, communication and capacity building


  • ERN, European Reference Network
  • Networks
  • Expertise
  • Cancer


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