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The Italian National Transplant Centre (CNT) has acquired a consolidated experience with coordinating large-partnership EU funded project (EUROCET, EUSTITE, SOHOV&S and COORENOR) and Joint Actions (MODE, FOEDUS and VISTART) and taken part in 12 projects as partner since 2003 in the field of organs, tissues, cells and ART. In addition during 2006-2008 it successfully managed a twinning program between the Italian and Slovak Health Ministries entitled “Improvement of the safety, quality and availability of organs, tissues and cells for transplantation”. Co-ordination activities aim at supporting all on going actions to the achievement of the objectives and tracking the execution of the project by all partners. Management activities will cover both project development and support and coordination of actions. A proper number of skilled staff units will be available to manage both scientific and administrative issues. In particular, the management team is made of three full-time assistants, to work along with the project leader. Additional personnel will be assigned to follow scientific content of the Action. In this Joint Action CNT will be assisted by the Italian National Blood Centre (CNS) which will cover, with its expertise, the content related to the blood part of the action. The CNS represents the hub of the national blood system being responsible for co-ordinating the 21 regional spokes, it has taken part as associated partner in EU funded projects (EuBIS, CATIE), and co-leads with CNT the VISTART JA. CNT and CNS staff will cover with their expertise both scientific and administrative affairs related to the technical and coordination/management part


Associated Partners


Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS – CNT – CNS), Italy

PAPAGEORGIOU General Hospital of Thessaloniki (GHP), Greece

The 7th Health Region Crete (HC – Crete), Greece

National Registry of Hematopoietic Stem Cells Voluntary Donors

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia (MoH HR), Croatia

The Health and Social Care Inspectorate (IVO), Sweden

Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), Ireland

Organización Catalana de Trasplantes (OCATT), Spain

Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), UK

Agence de la Biomédicine (ABM), France

Laakealan Turvallisuus-JA Kehittamiskeskuss (FIMEA), Finland

Paul Ehrlich Institut (PEI), Germany

Banc de sang i teixits (BST), Spain

Krajowe Centrum Bankowania Tkanek I Komorek (KCBTiK), Poland

Human Tissue Authority (HTA), UK

Agentia Transplant (AT), Moldova

Executive Agency for Transplantation (EAT), Bulgaria

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus (MHC), Cyprus

Läkemedelsverket (MPA), Sweden

Asociación Española de Bancos de tejidos (AEBT), Spain

Servicio andaluz de salut (SAS), Spain

Lietuvos Sveikatos Mokslų Universiteto Ligoninės Kauno Klinikos (HLUHSKKA), Lithuania

Vilniaus Universiteto Ligoninės Santariškių Klinikos (VHSK), Lithuania

Ministry of Health – Government of Malta (MHM), Malta

Fondazione IRCCS CA’Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico (POLMI), Italy

Emberi Erőforrások Minisztérium (EEM), Hungary


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