CLS Symposium

Horizon 2020 symposium with Dr. Michael Galsworthy

Dr. Michael Galsworthy* from University College London held lecture at CLS  symposium 29th October 2013 on the underfunding of health related research in Eastern Europe under the title:

The Underfunding of Health Related Research in Eastern Europe within European Union Framework Programmes – Evidence, Consequences and Proposals for Reversing the Situation in Horizon 2020.

Background: According to the European Commission’s  Impact Assessment of Health Research Projects the original 15 member states had received 34 times more health research funding under FP7 than the 12 new members.

If we wish to reverse this situation, now is the time to act and make our  voice  heard throughout the European  Union.   Therefore as first step we invited Dr. Galsworthy to present the current state and share possible solutions that remedy this regretful situation. The solution presented can be seen also as a new  paradigm that may even out the gap between Western and  Eastern Europe within the areas of health related research.

Below you can watch the full lecture of Dr. Galsworthy:


For the slides of Dr. Galsworthy’s presentation click here.

*Dr. Galsworthy is  Senior Research Associate at the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, UK. Further information on this topic can be found in his popular articles and  academic papers:

The Conversation:

Galsworthy M. and McKee M.  Europe’s ‘Horizon 2020′ science funding programme: How is it shaping up? J Health Serv Res Policy (2 May 2013, accessed 11 May 2013). link

Michael J. Galsworthy at al., An analysis of subject areas and country participation for all health-related projects in the EU’s FP5 and FP6 programmes, The European Journal of Public Health Advance Access published June 25, 2013