This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642760.

EDEN (European Dry Eye Network) is a platform for the training and career development of young researchers in Vision Sciences


The EDEN project

Coordinates research and training collaboration among leading academic institutions and industrial sector in Europe.

EDEN places emphasis on experience-based space cross-disciplinary research projects that will analyse the lacrimalfunctional unit with state-of-the-art technology and assess the structural and physiological changes occurring in Dry Eye Disease patients.

This will spur the generation of newer metrics to better differentiate between normal eye and DED affected patients and diagnose the different aetiologies affecting the disease. Further benefits include improvements in DED diagnosis and monitoring, studies on the effect of various DED treatments, development of DED aetiology-specific treatments and exploration of the risk factors that favour development of the disease.

The objectives

The primary objectives of EDEN are

To advance

To advance in the understanding of DED and provide diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for this most frequent of all ophthalmic diseases.

To train

To train 10 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in state-of-the-art concepts and research techniques essential to the study of the human eye, while providing them with strong career-development skills and sound professional connections.

To boost

To boost the impact, the presence, and the international visibility of European research, structuring research-training capacities in vision science around long-term synergistic collaboration among four academic institutions and four internationally reputed companies engaging in complementary fields of vision science.

The duration of the project is 48 months, starting from March 2015

Vision and AIM

Our Beneficiaries;Partner organizations

Beneficiaries and partner organizations in EDEN Project

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Project reference: 642760


The individual projects