Health
 

Please note that programme details for the 2021-2027 framework are forthcoming and the information below relates to programmes from the 2014-2020 framework; however, there may currently be open funding calls for this programme.

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The EU Health Programme outlines the strategy for ensuring good health and healthcare.

The Programme focuses on major Commission priorities, such as: 
 

  • Jobs, growth and investment (health of population and health care services as a productive factor for growth and jobs) 

  • Internal market (for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cross-border health care directive, and Health Technology Assessment) 

  • Single digital market (including eHealth) 

  • Justice and fundamental rights (fighting against health inequalities) 

  • Migration policy 

  • Security (preparedness and management of serious cross-border health threats). 

 

In the 2014 – 2020 framework, the Health Programme is in its third phase and is called the Third Health Programme. 

 

Want to find out more? 

Visit the European Commission’s Health Programme website or contact the Irish contact point at the Health Research Board for more information. 

Current Funding

EU4Health: Action grants to support actions to improve access to human papillomavirus vaccination


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

This call contributes to the design, planning and roll-out of an HPV vaccination campaign at Member State level.

Deadline: 25 January 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Application Link

Overview

The aim of the action is to contribute to the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which aims to support Member States’ efforts to extend the roll-out of routine HPV vaccination of girls and boys to eliminate cervical cancer and other cancers caused by HPV in the coming decade.

The action will support civil society organisations, including non-governmental organisations, to complement the Member States’ actions according to national and regional needs related to HPV vaccination policies and programmes. The activities which will be funded will include targeted meetings, workshops, and other initiatives to sharing information with national and regional authorities of Member States, which need to start large-scale HPV vaccination campaigns, with the main objective to receive support through the provision of expertise, best practices, and guidelines covering the planning and roll-out of vaccination campaigns.

Activities to be funded

  • Training (including training of trainers) on how to successfully communicate with parents and patients on HPV vaccination, how to ensure the provision of consistent messages to the public, and the provision of concrete examples on how to support vaccination in other Member States.
  • Recommendations for the ‘bundling’ of all adolescent vaccines, including the HPV vaccine, by establishing a policy to check patients’ immunisation status at every visit and to always recommend and administer vaccines to those in need.
Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies) created under Union law or an international organisation, or
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories linked to it) or eligible non-EU countries

Consortium Composition

Applications by either a sole applicant or by a consortium are acceptable.



Budget

There is an available budget of EUR 1 200 000 and one single proposal will be awarded under this topic.

Project duration

The duration of proposals should range between 12 and 36 months. The recommended length of a project is 24 months.

Application Details

Full application details and application link can be found here.

For application assistance, contact the Health Research Board here.




EU4Health: Action grants to support the implementation of best practices in community-based services for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections


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

This call supports the prevention and monitoring of communicable diseases.

Deadline: 25 January 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Application Link

Overview

This action aims at strengthening and supporting community-based service organisations in the Member States and neighbouring countries in the implementation of people-centre effective and integrated interventions, as well as linkage to care amongst groups at high risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections. It will also directly contribute to national programmes and public health measures, thus, supporting the implementation of internationally agreed goals.

The action will build on the results of the Third Health Programme (2014-2020), which, among others, served to foster the development of integrated community-based services, the setting-up of Union-wide networks and the design of tools/guides for community-based services.

This action will support the implementation of the generated knowledge, as well as piloted good practices.

Activities to be funded

  • the strengthening and expansion of community voluntary testing, early diagnosis and linkage to care of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections as well as counselling. They will also pursue harm-reduction, peer support, prison-in-reach and through-care services approaches in hard-to-reach vulnerable groups;
  • the implementation and scaling up of tools developed under previous actions and other practical approaches to support community-based activities. This will include implementation and quality assurance of Union-wide standardised indicators on testing and linkage to care and treatment among key risk groups;
  • consolidation of the existing network(s) of community-based services in Europe in order to forge closer interaction, facilitate the exchange of best practice and promote innovative approaches fostering the increase of early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted diseases and linkage to care in Europe among the most affected groups.
Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies) created under Union law or an international organisation, or
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories linked to it) or eligible non-EU countries

Applicant organisations interested in applying shall fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Civil society organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities
  • The applicant organisation(s) has to have activities related to the prevention, outreach and awareness raising, public health support services, community services and/or other similar activities aimed at reducing the transmission or improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis (B and/or C) and/or tuberculosis as a main focus of its work.
  • The applicant organisations would ideally belong to one or more of the following categories: Organisations working in/with affected communities or key at-risk populations; regional networks/ umbrella organisations.

Consortium Composition

Applications by either a sole applicant or by a consortium are acceptable.



Budget

There is an available budget of EUR 5 000 000 and 1-5 proposals will be awarded under this topic.

Project duration

Given the complexity of the activities to be funded under this topic, the indicative length of a project is 36 months.

Application Details

Full application details and application link can be found here.

For application assistance, contact the Health Research Board here.




EU4Health: Action grants to support implementation of best practices on the ground with direct impact on the effort to tackle mental health challenges during COVID-19


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

This call aims to increase awareness, knowledge sharing and capacity building in the area of mental health.

Deadline: 25 January 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Application Link

Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic has immediate and long-term consequences, including on mental health, which require action. The Commission Communication ‘Short-term EU health preparedness for COVID-19 outbreaks]’ calls to support the roll-out of practices that address the mental health impact of COVID-19 and have a potential for improvements and to support health professionals as well as NGOs focusing on mental health challenges during the pandemic. Best practices, which are developed and implemented successfully in one country, can be transferred to other countries with a concrete, direct, positive impact for citizens, health systems and society.

This action supports the policy objective of reducing the burden of NCDs and meets the following the EU4Health Programme’s general objective of improving and fostering health in the Union.

Activities to be funded

  • The transfer of practices shared within the Health Policy Platform network on ‘COVID-19 mental health support’.
  • raising awareness, knowledge sharing and support for health professionals’ training
  • development of necessary guidance and/or training material, such as video tutorials, manuals, etc.
Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies) created under Union law or an international organisation, or
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories linked to it) or eligible non-EU countries

Applicant organisations interested in applying should be public or private non-profit organisations. NGOs active in the field of mental health are recommended to participate in the action.

Consortium Composition

The consortium must be composed by at least one NGO active in the field of mental health, preferably at EU level.



Budget

There is an available budget of EUR 750 000 and 2 proposals will be awarded under this topic.

Project duration

The duration of proposals should range between 12 and 36 months. The recommended length of a project is 24 months.

Application Details

Full application details and application link can be found here.

For application assistance, contact the Health Research Board here.




EU4Health: Action grants for the initiative ‘HealthyLifestyle4All’: promotion of healthy lifestyles


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

This call aims to promote healthy lifestyles in the EU, in particular amongst children.

Deadline: 25 January 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Application Link

Overview

The action supports the implementation of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan objective to improve health promotion through access to healthy diets and physical activity, and implements the EU4Health Programme’s general objective of improving and fostering health in the Union.

The ‘HealthyLifestyle4All’ is an initiative, which will build upon the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle. The aim of this initiative will be to promote healthy lifestyles in the Union, in particular amongst children, and its scope will be widened to involve various Commission services, civil society organisations and the Member States.

Activities to be funded

  • Strengthening the health literacy component for the promotion of healthy lifestyles with a focus on the school setting
  • Developing a healthy school initiative, supporting Member States to create a healthy school environment
  • Developing proposals for effective uptake of successful practices on health literacy and healthy lifestyles including, nutrition, regular health-enhancing physical activity and mental health in schools
  • A Union approach will be developed and shared to promote investment in active mobility infrastructures, healthy canteens and to develop outreach measures.
Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies) created under Union law or an international organisation, or
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories linked to it) or eligible non-EU countries

Applicant must be able to prove their ability to involve both the education and health sector and to get commitments from responsible local/regional/national authorities.

Consortium Composition

Applications by either a sole applicants or by a consortium are acceptable.



Budget

There is an available budget of EUR 4 400 000 and 3 proposals will be awarded under this topic.

Project duration

The duration of proposals should range between 12 and 36 months. The recommended length of a project is 24- 36 months.

Application Details

Full application details and application link can be found here.

For application assistance, contact the Health Research Board here.