Work programme

Current work programme

The EuroScan International Network’s work programme for 2015-2017 is under discussion and planned activities will be posted once agreed. Current activities include:

Goal 1: To establish a system to share skills and experiences in Early Awareness and Alert (EAA) activities.

  1. To develop the interactive methods toolkit with integrated presentations from EuroScan members
  2. To promote the updated methods toolkit
  3. To increase scientific and collaborative work at EuroScan general meetings

Goal 2: To strengthen activities for the development of methodological approaches to the identification, description and assessment of emerging technologies. 

  1. To continue to develop methodological approaches for topics related to EAA activities 

Goal 3: To improve the exchange of information about new and emerging health technologies and their potential impact on health services and existing health technologies.

  1. To increase the reporting of EAA outputs internally to EuroScan members, and externally, by increasing the use of the EuroScan database by EuroScan members
  2. To explore the sharing of information amongst EuroScan members at an earlier stage in the EAA process

Goal 4: To increase the impact of EuroScan International Network’s output.

  1. To promote the work of EuroScan and its members at annual HTAi meetings
  2. To promote the new EuroScan website
  3. To publish and/or present common outputs

Goal 5: To identify relevant not-for-profit public partners in order to share the results of work with partners/members of the EuroScan International Network collaboration.

  1. To investigate links with other relevant agencies with whom there is little contact

Goal 6: To advise not-for-profit organizations within public administrations who wish to consider the establishment of early awareness and alert activities.

  1. To raise awareness of the EuroScan International Network amongst not-for-profit organisations within public administrations and increase international membership globally
  2. To support the HTAi Disinvestment and EAA Interest Sub-Group (ISG)