top of page


Start Date

February 2021


36 Months


Title: VACCELERATE - The  New European Vaccine Research Network

Design: Phase  2 & 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Registration  Number:  n.a.

Primary  Objective: VACCELERATE will be established as the network for pandemic preparedness in Europe. The goal is to plan and coordinate phase 2 & 3 vaccine trials in all  EU-member states and EU-associated countries under one  strategic-scientific umbrella. It  will serve as single-entry point for all stakeholders involved in COVID-19 vaccine development (pharma, academia, European Commission, EMA, ECDC, national health authorities and others).

Secondary  Objective(s):

  • To address any research question outside the big registration trials, such as vaccine efficacy in case of virus variants, trials in children, pregnant women and immuno- compromised patients, trials on combination of different vaccines etc.

  • Creation of a Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) to facilitate strategic discussions and to identify unanswered public health needs.

  • Promotion  of a harmonised  acquisition, open exchange and consolidation of data for enhanced data analysis across trial through  the setting up of volunteer registries.

Additionally, VACCELERATE will address vaccine hesitancy through systematic reviews of available  information and through specific information material to dispel myths about vaccines and clinical trials.

Interested in a collaboration? Contact: Anna Maria Azzini



YouTube Channel:


Klinikum Der Universitaet Zu Koeln (UHC),
Biomedicinske Centrum Slovenskej Akademie Vied,
Centro Hospitalar Universitario Do Porto Epe,
Kentro Klinikis Epidimiologias Kai Ekvasis Nosimaton,
Ecrin European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network,
European University Cyprus,
European Vaccine Initiative Ewiv,
Hacettepe Universitesi,
Institut National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale (INSERM),
Instituto De Salud Carlos III,
Karolinska Institutet,
Region Stockholm,
University of Belgrade,
Ministry of Health Israel,
Uniwersytet Medyczny W Bialymstoku,
Medizinische Universitaet Wien,
University College Dublin,
Region Hovedstaden (Regionh),
University of Antwerp,
University of Bern,
University of Bergen,
University of Utrecht,
University of Paris,
Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Universiteto Ligonine Santaros Klinikos,


  • Anna Maria Azzini

  • Evelina Tacconelli

  • Ruth Joanna Davis

bottom of page