EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Aims & Objectives

It aims to: 

  • Improve and foster health in the Union 
  • Protect people from serious cross-border health threats 
  • Improve access to medicinal products, medical devices, crisis-relevant products 
  • Strengthen health systems.

What does it support?

It funds actions that fall under the programme‘s four strands with a cross-cutting focus on cancer:

  • Disease prevention
  • Crisis preparedness
  • Health systems and healthcare workforce
  • Digitalisation 

Who can apply?

  • Representatives of patients’ associations
  • Civil society organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities)
  • Academia and education establishments
  • Research institutes
  • Organisations of healthcare professionals

Why the EU funds healthcare and well-being

Read more about EU policy on the topic of Health


€5.3 billion over 7 years.

Project Examples

SOEEFHealth: Promote health and reducing health inequalities for people with intellectual disability in Europe.

National Contact Point in Ireland

Health Research Board

Contact: Amanda Daly


Open Calls

Find open calls for EU4Health.

Want to find out more?


View the latest funding from the EU