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Transnational Cooperation

ERA-CVD: ERA-NET for Research Programmes on Cardiovascular Diseases

FCT is partner of ERA-CVD, a project that will extend and strengthen the transnational cooperation on cardiovascular disease research funding organisations in the 5-year period of 2015-2020. The consortium comprises 24 institutions from 19 countries.

In addition to FCT, the Ministry of Health, through the Directorate General of Health (DGS), responsible for implementing the National Programme for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Diseases (PNDCCV), also participates in this ERA-NET. Recognising that institutional cooperation is an added value to the promotion and advancement of scientific knowledge and technological development, a Protocol was signed between FCT and DGS/PNDCCV, to develop the common goal of these entities and in order to better support the Portuguese scientific community working in the area of cardiovascular diseases.

One of the main aims of ERA-CVD is to fund collaborative and multidisciplinary Research and Technology Development (RTD) projects on cardiovascular research. With that purpose, Joint Transnational Calls (JTC 2016, 2017 and 2018) have been launched. The funded projects are presented in the following links:

Note: there will be no funding from Portugal for the 2019 Joint Transnational Call.



7 January 2019: Announcement of the call

1 March 2019: Deadline for submission of proposals

Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.


The EPCA award was issued by ERA-CVD in order to recognize the most remarkable and outstanding scientific publications by young researchers (age under 35 years old at the date of publication) in the field of cardiovascular research, published in 2018. The details for the 2019 award can be found here.

The winner will win a 3000 euros prize and will be invited as a special ERA-CVD Young Investigator guest in the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Congress 2019, in Paris, 31.08.2019-4.09.2019. The award and travel costs related to the lecture will be covered by ERA-CVD.


National Contact Points

Rita Cavaleiro
Tel: (351) 213 911 541

Anabela Isidro
Tel: (351) 213 911 552

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126 - 7º
1249 – 074 LISBOA

This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 680969.