EDUcate inFLUenza VACcine

Welcome to EDUFLUVAC, a collaborative project funded under the European Commission (EC) 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and coordinated by the European Vaccine Initiative (EVI).  The four-year project was initiated in November 2013 and has an overall budget of € 4.6 million.  The project is the joint effort of leading European experts from academia and industry with unique and specific technological expertise in vaccine development.  

The EDUFLUVAC project aims at developing a “universal” influenza vaccine that can provide longer-lasting and broader protection against multiple strains of influenza virus.  EDUFLUVAC will provide the proof of principle of a novel influenza vaccine concept that does not have to be updated annually, does not have to be manufactured on an annual basis, and will not require an annual vaccination campaign.  It will also provide an economically viable large scale production platform for influenza vaccine which, in the event of a pandemic, could manufacture rapidly high quantities of vaccine. 

The aimed level of broad protection will reduce the burden of disease that influenza imposes across Europe and other regions on an annual basis.


Group picture taken at the EDUFLUVAC Kick-Off Meeting in Heidelberg on 20 November 2013.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission under Grant agreement no: 602640

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19 June 2017

Horizon: Closing in on a universal flu vaccine

European efforts towards the development of a broadly reactive influenza vaccine. Read more here.

15 June 2017

EDUFLUVAC workshop: “Four years of European research on the development of universal influenza vaccines: what have we learnt, and how can we move forward?”

The third and last EDUFLUVAC workshop focusing on the latest achievement in Europe towards the development of a new generation of improved, long lasting and broadly protective influenza vaccines, successfully took place on 12-13 June at the House of Dutch Provinces, Brussels, Belgium. This workshop was organised in close collaboration with two other European Union (EU)-funded consortia, UNISEC and FLUTCORE.

18 April 2017

The meeting report from the EDUFLUVAC workshop on “Immunoassay standardisation for universal influenza vaccines” is now online.

A meeting report summarising the outcome of the EDUFLUVAC workshop on “Immunoassay standardisation for universal influenza vaccines” was recently published on Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses journal.