From European ME Coalition.
There is progress at the European level, but things are moving slowly. The European Commission plans to issue a scoping study that will include ME/CFS. Below, you can read an update on our work to get ME/CFS research funded through Horizon Europe, the 95 billion euro research program of the European Union.
Representatives of the European Commission recently announced that they have the intention to launch a scoping study that focuses on under-researched conditions, including (but not limited to) ME/CFS. The tender for the scoping study is currently being prepared by the Commission. They will select a contractor to perform the study and point them to the area of ME/CFS, in order to have it included in the study. The scoping study should map the needs of the field and provide possible solutions for the problems researchers now experience. This could eventually lead to the permanent inclusion of a special category of under-researched illnesses like ME/CFS in future work programs of Horizon Europe, which should help researchers to make progress.
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