JANE is a Joint Action aiming at shaping seven new Networks of Expertise in the cancer field in the following domains: personalized primary prevention; survivorship; palliative care; omic technologies; hi-tech medical resources; one or more complex & poor-prognosis cancer(s); young adults with cancer.
The Joint Action has two goals: 1) to prepare everything necessary to launch the new Networks of Expertise; 2) to critically evaluate existing models of current and future EU networking with a view to optimizing the functioning of the new Networks of Expertise.
The project’s management goal is to pave the way towards the creation of 7 Networks of Expertise (NoEs) over a 2-year period, with the final deliverable for each being a call for expressions of interest. It is envisaged to have 5 Transversal Task Forces, operating transversally to the work packages 5-11 corresponding to the NoEs, whose subjects are: integration between EU networking and MSs; integration between information-technology infrastructures, including the use of artificial-intelligence tools; integration between health care and research; the ERN model; patient involvement.
The project’s management and coordination overall are implemented within the context of WP1 and there are three additional work packages supporting the goals and ambitions of this Joint Action, namely WP2: Dissemination, WP3: Evaluation and WP4: Sustainability.
The ambition of this Joint Action is to pave the way towards new Networks of Expertise able to function effectively, building on previous and ongoing EU networking experiences, and finding solutions rooted in the European oncology community. Health care networking can be a privileged hallmark of the EU, having the potential to target the health of its citizens in a highly coordinated fashion.