The Final Conference of the RegHealth-RI project (The European Regions Network for Health Research and Innovation), where EUREGHA is a partner, will take place in Brussels on 20 October. RegHealth-RI is a two-year project which started in November 2014 and is funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme (Horizon 2020).

The project aims to bridge the gaps in research and innovation (R&I) across European regions, focusing on the health area, by investigating new measures to reduce differences in R&I performance, and to identify the drivers of these differences. The objectives of RegHealth-RI are to:

  • Determine the state of the art of health R&I in European regions
  • Design and develop indicators to measure the degree of development of health R&I
  • Develop networking activities and promote dialogue between stakeholders involved in health R&I in Europe.

This event will be an opportunity for further dialogue about the gaps in health R&I across European regions and an important occasion to disseminate the project results to stakeholders and policy makers across Europe.

Some key questions to be answered during the conference include:

  • Which factors influence health R&I in European regions, and especially in the less performing regions (as defined in the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2014)?
  • Which new approaches can be recommended in order to bridge the gaps in health R&I across European regions?
  • What synergies exist between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), and how can they be maximized to widen the participation of regions in Horizon 2020?

More information about RegHealth-RI is available on the project website.

For more information about the Final Conference, please see here or contact the EUREGHA Secretariat at