The project is focused on setting up an inclusive dialogue between innovation ecosystems across Europe and co-designing a comprehensive set of activities forming the Joint Action Plan to advance the European Health Data Space (EHDS) jointly.

The consortium:

– ScanBalt (Estonia)
Biocat (Spain)
CEBR – Council of European Bioregions (Belgium)
Health Cluster Portugal (Portugal)

The objectives of the project:

Ensuring a coherent overview of the (ongoing) strategic developments related to the EHDS (EU level policy process, important initiatives and projects) and developing a deeper understanding of seven important EU ecosystems (innovation agendas and ecosystem stakeholders) represented by clusters/networks from Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Setting up a coordination mechanism to connect important stakeholders from innovation ecosystems all around Europe and engage them in focused dialogue around key challenges and opportunities related to advancing the EHDS, and develop an understanding of how the key topics could be jointly addressed to reach benefits for the different types of actors involved.
Scaling up the dialogue at the EU level via developing further collaboration pathways with EU presidencies (from the 2nd half of 2022 to the 1st half of 2024).
Developing, validating and finalising the Joint Action Plan for synergetic work in the interconnected ecosystem of EU health-related clusters/networks (facilitated by the dialogue mechanism and collaboration frameworks developed in this project) to jointly advance the development of the EHDS)


The main target groups of the project:

The EDAH project is a bottom-up initiative of health-related clusters and sectorial development organisations from different parts of Europe, acting as facilitators to guide the process and coordinate building the joint action plan with a wide variety of stakeholder groups (including those currently underrepresented in the dialogue, such as patient organisations and investors) as well as working towards an equitable/fair representation of people of different genders in this process.

– policymakers and authorities
– industry
– healthcare providers and professionals
– science community
– civil society

ScanBalt members: