Partners

A strong team of medical practitioners, public health authorities, vaccinology experts, e-Health operators and industrial suppliers.
Countries of Europe A blank Map of Europe. Every country has an id which is its ISO-3166-1-ALPHA2 code in lower case. Members of the EU have a class="eu", countries in europe (which I found turkey to be but russia not) have a class="europe". Certain countries are further subdivided the United Kingdom has gb-gbn for Great Britain and gb-nir for Northern Ireland. Russia is divided into ru-kgd for the Kaliningrad Oblast and ru-main for the Main body of Russia. There is the additional grouping #xb for the "British Islands" (the UK with its Crown Dependencies - Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man) and the Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland) Contributors. Original Image: (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Europe_countries.svg) Júlio Reis (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Tintazul). Recolouring and tagging with country codes: Marian "maix" Sigler (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Maix) Improved geographical features: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:W!B: Updated to reflect dissolution of Serbia & Montenegro: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Zirland Updated to include British Crown Dependencies as seperate entities and regroup them as "British Islands", with some simplifications to the XML and CSS: James Hardy (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MrWeeble) Validated (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CarolSpears) Changed the country code of Serbia to RS per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_country_codes and the file http://www.iso.org/iso/iso3166_en_code_lists.txt (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:TimothyBourke) Uploaded on behalf of User:Checkit, direct complaints to him plox: 'Moved countries out of the "outlines" group, removed "outlines" style class, remove separate style information for Russia' (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Collard) Updated various coastlines and boarders and added various islands not previously shown (details follow). Added Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, Crimea, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh as disputed territories. Moved major lakes to their own object and added more. List of updated boarders/coastlines: British Isles (+ added Isle of Wight, Skye, various smaller islands), the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation (and minor tweaks to Lithuania), Estonia, Ukraine, Moldova (minor), Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Italy (mainland and Sicily), Malta (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Alphathon). Added Bornholm (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Heb) Released under CreativeCommons Attribution ShareAlike (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/).
Vaccines Europe (www.vaccineseurope.eu)

Vaccines Europe is a specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the professional association of the innovative pharmaceutical industry in Europe. Vaccines Europe was created in 1991 to provide a voice for the vaccine industry in Europe. In 2023, the group represents 15 vaccine companies of all sizes operating in Europe, and currently includes all the major global innovative and research-based vaccine companies, including small and medium-sized enterprises. Together with its direct membership and a network of 24 National Vaccine Industry Groups across Europe, Vaccines Europe’s mission is to drive a sustainable and resilient vaccines environment in Europe, protecting people against infectious diseases at all stages of life.

Vaccines Europe
Anna Czwarno
Sibilia Quilici
University of Saarland (www.uni-saarland.de)

University of Saarland is a mid-sized, dynamic, research-oriented university in Southwest Germany near to France, Luxemburg and Belgium located on two campuses, Saarbrücken and Homburg. The university maintains a wide spectrum of disciplines in research and education, including medicine, law, economics, humanities, natural sciences, and engineering. The Medical Faculty is closely interlaced with the Saarland University Medical Center and its 30 departments and 20 institutes. This includes the collaboration on the exemplary establishment of an Immunization Information System in Saarland and three other federal states (IISAAR). Saarland University’s institutional identity is defined by three main areas of research and teaching: “Computer Sciences”, “NanoBioMed Sciences”, and “European Studies and Internationality”. The campus of USAAR is also home for other major research institutions, such as Max Planck, Helmholtz, Leibniz and Fraunhofer institutes or the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. USAAR with its highly interdisciplinary scientific profile is very active in national and international research collaborations in different funding instruments and settings.

University of Saarland
Thorsten Lehr
Dominik Selzer
University of Crete (www.uoc.gr)

University of Crete and its School of Medicine has developed a strong primary healthcare and public health network and it has a major contribution both as Coordinator and as a partner in European collaborative research projects, including multiple with a relevance to the COVID-19 period. It was accountable for a national training programme in teaching pharmacists how to implement and administer vaccinations against flu, while it developed a digital platform and an implementation programme in primary care addressing the vaccination hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic. UoC jointly with the University Hospital was accountable for administering the vaccination programmes in the inner Heraklion city district during the COVID-19 period. The Coordinator of the EUVABECO consortium (CL) is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Group on Vaccines (SAG) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the senior researcher (EP) currently serves in Healthcare Professionals’ Working Party of the EMA and in the Advisory Forum of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, and as the representative of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) to the EMA; together they lead the Working Group for Vaccines at the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC). Furthermore, UoC has collaborated via the National Organization for Healthcare Service Provision in the PHIRI (Population Health Information Research Infrastructure) and has represented Greece in the context of World Health Organization exchanges on health information and health literacy, whereas its members have served as experts for infodemic management too.

University of Crete
Agapi Angelaki
Sara Biggs
Christos Lionis
Elena Petelos
Theano Roumeliotaki
Sciensano (www.sciensano.be)

Sciensano can count on more than 700 staff members who commit themselves, day after day, to achieve the motto: Healthy all life long. As the name suggests, science and health are central to the mission of Sciensano. Sciensano’s strength and uniqueness lie within the holistic and multidisciplinary approach to health. The focus is on the close and indissoluble interconnection between human and animal health and their environment (the “One health” concept). By combining different research perspectives within this framework, Sciensano contributes in its unique way to everybody’s health. For this, Sciensano builds on the more than 100 years of scientific expertise of the former Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre (CODA-CERVA) and the ex-Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIVISP).

Sciensano
Matthieu Billuart
Joris van Loenhout
Léonore Nasiadka
Rīga Stradiņš University (www.rsu.lv)

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) is a public university in the Republic of Latvia. RSU is presently a leading academic research institution in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, rehabilitation, and nursing sciences. In 2024 RSU had ~10 467 students, including >150 doctoral students. Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) has been recognised as the university with the best reputation in Latvia for four years in a row, gaining the highest rating among the 10 largest Latvian universities according to a study conducted by market research company Kantar TNS in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. RSU has received the title of Export Champion at the Export and Innovation Awards which the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia organises together with the Ministry of Economics. Between 2017 and 2021 RSU applied for 130 international research projects, of which 39 were funded for the total amount over 25 million EUR. Among the funded projects, 13 are Horizon 2020 projects and 9 are ERA-NET projects, and the overall success rate of these programmes is slightly above the EU average. In the EUVABECO project, RSU leads WP2 (MS uptake & dissemination) and participates in WP3, WP5, and WP6, and RSU professor Dace Zavadska is a member of EUVABECO Project Coordination team.

Rīga Stradiņš University
Ivars Baltus
Kristine Ozolina
Dace Zavadska
Linköping University (www.liu.se)

Linköping University : A large medical Faculty that have a close connection to the County Council responsible for health care and the vaccination program in a large region in southeast Sweden (around 500.000 inhabitants). In this defined region (representative for Sweden). Besides, we also have access to national data of vaccination for COVID as well as other vaccination programs retrospectively. Also, policy programs on the national and regional level for vaccination over the years. This includes data of vaccination coverage and also data of public health aspects like how well priorities of risk groups, ages and social groups has been fullfilled. The Swedish team has for decades been involved in international research collaborations within project OTC_Sociomed and QUALICOPC within the EU 7 Frameprogram 2009-2012. but also participating in project funded outside EU like the EPOCH project supported by the Canadian Institute of Health.

Linköping University
Åshild Faresjö
Tomas Faresjö
Fredrik Ihredal
Jenny Koppner
Helena Quist
Jagellonian University (en.uj.edu.pl)

Jagiellonian University combines tradition with the challenges of the modern world. It is one of the leading Polish scientific institutions repeatedly gaining the first place among Polish universities on Shanghai list, The University collaborates with major academic centres from across the world. Jagiellonian University Medical College consists of three faculties (Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences) and employs over 2000 professionals, including about 1200 academic teachers and researchers. The Faculty of Health Sciences and notably the Institute of Public Health has strong research and teaching infrastructure. The interests of the research and teaching staff of the Institute of Public Health focuses on issues related to health care organization and funding, health economics, administration and management, epidemiology, health promotion, community health, environmental health, nutrition, management and economics of medicines and medical devices, health technology assessment. The project will be carried in the Department of Health Promotion and e-Health that develops interdisciplinary research combining aspects of public health and the use of innovative IT systems.

Jagellonian University
Daniel Bulanda
Mariusz Duplaga
Marcin Grysztar
Rafał Halik
Szczepan Jakubowski
Gabriela Krężel
Magdalena Sikorska
Health General Directorate (www.dgs.pt)

Health General Directorate - DGS is a central service of the Ministry of Health of Portugal that regulates, guide and coordinate health promotion and disease prevention activities; define technical conditions for healthcare provision; plan the national policy for health system quality; and prepare and execute the National Health Plan. It is headed by the Director General of Health, assisted by two Deputy Directors General of Health, and includes 4 service directorates, 9 divisions, 2 multidisciplinary units and 12 priority health programmes.

Health General Directorate
Bruno Alves
Miguel Arriaga
Benvida Santos
FRATEM (www.reseausantewallon.be)

FRATEM is a private non-profit association of healthcare professionals and establishments. It is officially recognized and funded by a Walloon government decree, to operate the following e-health services: Hub = secure interconnection of the electronic medical records from primary and secondary care sectors to share decentralized medical documents; Safe = central store of medical information provided by the ambulatory care sector including a structured patient summary, medication scheme, vaccination card, diary, wound photos…;- Portal: a portal accessible by the patient and healthcare professionals. FRATEM operates the system for the Walloon and Brussels regions.

FRATEM
Philippe Meyer
Isabelle Pollet
André Vandenberghe
Cimbiose (www.cimbiose.com)

Cimbiose (https://www.cimbiose.com) has been doing research for both the academic and industrial sectors for the past 14 years. The company has successfully built more than 40 projects and managed more than 20. It has also participated or led large health project such as (e-Meuse santé, ARIANES at national scale, and Vaccines-EU, or HiScore at the European scale). Cimbiose will assist the coordinator in the operational management of the project and the Steering committee (WP1) and will work on data gathering, analysis, and structuration and development of the implementations plans (WP3, 4, 7).

Cimbiose
Alain Cimino
Mariane Cimino
Sally Jackson
Agence eSanté Luxembourg (www.esante.lu)

Agence eSanté is Luxembourg’s national eHealth competence centre whose two main missions are to: put in place and operate a national digital healthcare services platform (eSanté platform) that facilitates the exchange and sharing of medical data – both on national and cross-border level – in a secure and data protection compliant way. It is also Luxembourg’s National Contact Point for eHealth for the MyHealth@EU programme. define a national eHealth strategic roadmap aiming to promote and enhance interoperability between the different healthcare information management systems used by the various healthcare providers.

Agence eSanté Luxembourg
Joé Bonsang
Maud Delporte
Raffaella Vaccaroli
University of Thessaly (www.uth.gr)

University Of Thessaly. The Laboratory of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Thessaly has a recognised expertise in the health aspect of shipping. The laboratory coordinates, leads or participates in many EC projects and contracts. ut is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for the International Health Regulations: points of entry (WHO Reference: GRE-27).

University of Thessaly
Lemonia Anagnostopoulos
Leonidas Georgalis
Christos Hadjichristodoulou
Varvara Mouchtouri
Wroclaw Medical University (en.umw.edu.pl)

Wroclaw Medical University as a medical university conducts its activities in the main areas: didactic, scientific and clinical on the basis of the University Clinical Hospital. The university conducts scientific activities in the field of medical sciences and health sciences and in disciplines - medical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and health sciences. In 2021, the WMU was among the 10 Polish universities recorded on the Shanghai list 2021. In 2022, WMU once again found itself in the global ranking of the Shanghai List in the fields of clinical medicine and public health and achieves better and better results in this prestigious list, placing in the 201-300 range of the best universities in the world. This year, the university was first in The WUR (Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings) and was classified in the group 351-400 of the best universities in the world.However, in the field ranking The WUR "by Subject", WMU is in 1st position in Poland in the field of clinical and pre -clinical medicine. Noteworthy are also high deposits of WMU in international rankings, e.g. US News Best Global Universities: 1st place among Polish medical universities and 7th place among 42 of all Polish universities included in the ranking. The Wroclaw Medical University actively participates in many projects for the development of science, entrepreneurship, introduction of technological innovations, cooperating with both state, local government and enterprises.

Wroclaw Medical University
Donata Kurpas
Katarzyna Lomper
Stanisław Manulik
Dorota Stefanicka-Wojtas
Izabela Uchmanowicz
SYADEM (www.syadem.com)

SYADEM has been developing and operating clinical decision systems and immunization information systems (IIS) for 12 years. Its solutions are deployed at scale in France and Luxembourg. SYADEM has also been the technical leader within the study on options and recommendations for an EU citizen’s vaccination card. It will assist the Project Leader in the overall technical coordination and contribute operationally on the implementation plan and pilots for the portable digital vaccination card and the clinical decision system.

SYADEM
François Kaag
Jean-Louis Koeck