When the ERNs were established, it was agreed that an evaluation would be conducted every five years after their initial approval (or last evaluation) to determine the worth or significance of the work and actions developed by the ERNs. In 2022/2023, the ERNs and our member HCPs from the 1st call will undergo a formal performance evaluation.


The evaluation process will be transparent and independent from the policy making, and developed by a third party appointed by the European Commission, an Independent Evaluation Body (IEB), to enhance credibility. The evaluation process is part of the AMEQUIS Framework and will include the annual Continuous Monitoring exercise.

The IEB will organize an online or on-site audit with a sample of full members from each ERN to follow up on those self-evaluations. See here for more technical overview of the objectives of the evaluation.

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