Antilope Project

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2013
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe


The ANTILOPE (Adoption and take up of standards and profiles for eHealth Interoperability) consortium focused on making electronic health data more interoperable, both within and outside of Europe. The intended outcome was the creation, validation, and dissemination of standard methods to test and certify electronic health (eHealth) solutions and services.


The ANTILOPE consortium aimed to set up the European Interoperability Framework, to support the dissemination and adoption of recommendations, roadmaps, and national/regional and local interoperability projects and to advance the use of eHealth data.

Consortium History

The consortium was launched in February 2013, with an end date of January 2015. The Antilope project organized free webinars and workshops throughout Europe on eHealth interoperability. The purpose of these meetings was to convene core national organizations to discuss a common approach for testing and certification of eHealth solutions and services in Europe.

Structure & Governance

No specific details were found on the consortium’s governance structure. IHE-Europe was the technical coordinator of the project. The project was the continuation of the HITCH project. IHE-Europe provided strong expertise on quality management, test methods, and certification processes. IHE-Europe supported the project team in developing deliverables by ensuring consistencies between them.


Antilope was a thematic network partially funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). The European Commission supported the total cost of the consortium at €1.0 million.

Data Sharing

Four work packages were created to provide guidelines, recommendations, and frameworks based on a set of use cases, related profiles and standards, Interoperability Quality Management System, testing guidelines, and certification process. All the deliverables were presented for validation and promotion by organizing workshops across Europe.


The desired outcome for the ANTILOPE project was a common approach for testing and certification of eHealth solutions and services in Europe. 

Points of Contact

Antilope Project Coordinator
MedCom, Forskerparken 10,
DK-5230 Odense
phone: +45 6543 2030

Sponsors & Partners

Assinter- Associazione Delle Societa Per L Innovazione Technologica Nelle Regioni-Assinter Italia

Continua Health Alliance Private Stichting

Eesti E-tervise sihtasutus

European Health Telematics Association

European Institute for Health Records

Fundacio Ticsalut

Health Level Seven Ellas                           

International Foundation HL7


Institut Europeen Des Normes De Telecommunication

Institut Za Varovanje Zdravja Republike Slovende

Instytut Logistyki I Magazynowania

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise-Europe Aisbl

Interop'sante Association


Mediq As

Narodne Centrum Zdravotnickych Informacii

Prorec-Be VZW

Stichting Nationaal Ict Instituut In De Zorg

Stichting Nederlands Normalisatie - Instituut

Technikum Wien Gmbh

Ustanova Prorec.Si

Vereniging Consortium

Last Updated: 04/06/2016

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