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

The Health Research Board is the National Contact Point for EU4Health in Ireland.

Contact: Amanda Daly


Open Calls

Find open calls for EU4Health.

Want to find out more?

Read more about EU4Health on the Commission's website.

EU4Health Factsheet

Information about EU4Health by Health Research Board Ireland

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