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Peter Barry - Ireland

Peter Barry
(1948 - 2016)

It is with great sadness that the EU-EYE announces the death of our colleague and friend Dr Peter Barry, who passed away on Thursday, 26 May 2016 after a short illness.

Peter was a founding member of EU-EYE and also served as its Treasurer. The Board extends its most heartfelt sympathy to his wife Carmel, and family David, Stephen, Simon and Lisa.



November 15, 2016

World Diabetes Day – Preventing Sight Loss in an Ageing Population

A successful breakfast event was held in the restaurant of the European Parliament on Tuesday 15 November. The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the need for more research and funding into preventable eye disease in Europe in conjunction with World Diabetes Day. It was well attended by society stakeholders as well as MEP’s […]

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October 21, 2016

World Sight Day

On the 13th October, we teamed up with European Forum Against Blindness (EFAB) and the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) to raise awareness about preventable sight loss. Collectively we spread a simple message across social media leveraging the #WorldSightDay – ‘We need to talk about eyes!’ By printing posters with custom or pre-printed messages our […]

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April 13, 2016

Save the date! Info Day, Horizon 2020 – 8 July 2016, Brussels

With the principle of research for better health for all at its core, Horizon 2020’s  Societal Challenge 1 (SC1) related to Health Demographic Change and Wellbeing focuses on personalised health and care Its updated Work Programme 2017 offers calls for proposals with an overall budget of about € 400 million. This Info Day will help […]

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March 4, 2016

Work Programme 2016

On 1 March the Commission announced the adoption of the Work Programme for 2016 within the framework of the Third Health Programme (2014-2020). This year, the following areas were identified for funding of projects: · Best practices in care provision for vulnerable migrants and refugees · Knowledge and best practices on reducing underage drinking and heavy episodic […]

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November 5, 2015

Call on Innovative Training Networks

European Commission publishes Marie Curie call on Innovative Training Networks. It aims to fund joint research training and/or doctoral programmes for selected researchers, implemented by partnerships of universities or other socio-economic actors (Deadline: 12 January 2016) Access the call here

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November 5, 2015

Call on Personalised Medicine

European Commission publishes final Horizon 2020 work programme for “Health, demographic change and well-being”. The call on Personalised Medicine was published on 14 October, with some topics open for submission of proposals as of 20 October. These include for example: – SC1-HCO-02-2016: Standardisation of pre-analytical and analytical procedures for in vitro diagnostics in personalised medicine […]

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September 29, 2015

Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020

On 16 September, the European Commission services published a roadmap on the evaluation and fitness check of Horizon 2020 outlining the background and planning of the process. This mid-term evaluation is foreseen by the Regulation establishing Horizon 2020 and needs to be carried out by 31 December 2017. According to the roadmap, the evaluation of […]

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September 23, 2015

Calls for Experts

The European Commission is looking for experts to cover the widest possible range of disciplines for the areas of public health, consumer safety and environmental risks. The closing date for submitting applications is 2 November 2015. Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered.

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September 23, 2015

Horizon 2020 draft work programme 2016-2017

European Commission published Horizon 2020 draft work programme for 2016-2017 in the field of health In order to inform participants about the key strategic orientations for the next two years, the Commission made a number of Horizon 2020 work programmes publicly available…

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September 23, 2015

Further cuts to Horizon 2020

MEPs and researchers criticize further cuts to Horizon 2020 proposed by the Council
In its position on next year’s budget approved on 4 September, the Council proposes further cuts to EU research funding programmes.

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September 23, 2015

Follow the Horizon 2020

Follow the Horizon 2020 – ‘Health, demographic change and wellbeing’ Info Day – 18 September 2015
The Info Day will aim to give participants information on next steps under the Health, Demographic change and Wellbeing headline, practical information on the application process and provide a platform for exchange of best practices.

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