The ‘CONCERT-European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research’ under Horizon 2020 aims to contribute to the sustainable integration of European and national research programmes in radiation protection. CONCERT as a co-fund action strives to achieve the attraction and pooling of national research efforts in Radiation Protection with EURATOM research programmes in order to make better use of public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges in radiation protection more effectively by joint research efforts in key areas. In order to rise to this challenge CONCERT is operating as an umbrella structure for the research initiatives of the radiation protection research platforms MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS, EURADOS and EURAMED.
EURAMED became a beneficiary of the project after its establishment as a legal entity, in early 2018 and is represented on the management board and contributes to the medical aspects of the project.
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The MEDIRAD project studies the “Implications of Medical Low Dose Radiation Exposure” and has received funding from the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to enhance the scientific bases and clinical practice of radiation protection in the medical field and thereby addresses the need to better understand and evaluate the health effects of low-dose ionising radiation exposure from diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and from off-target effects in radiotherapy. The project received 10 million Euros in funding from the European Commission and started in June 2017. MEDIRAD brings together over 70 scientists from 33 organisations and 14 countries and will significantly improve our scientific understanding and practice of radiation protection in the medical field.
In the preparation phase EURAMED and its individual medical associations provided strategic guidance and input to the development of the project..
EURAMED is a member of the project Stakeholder Board and invited to the annual consortia meetings to comment on the research work and project progress from a stakeholder perspective and will also be involved in the development of the science-based policy recommendations.
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