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.

Click here for open calls / current deadlines.

 

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 on collection tasks in relation to updating the European Cancer Information System to monitor and assess cancer screening programmes


EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This call supports the linking of data provided by the cancer screening programmes into the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) with a view to allowing the permanent monitoring of the screening programmes. Deadline: 15 September 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview The European Cancer Information System (ECIS) managed by the Joint Research Centre provides the latest information on indicators that quantify cancer burden across Europe. It permits the exploration of geographical patterns and temporal trends of incidence, mortality and survival data across Europe for the major cancer entities. The survival rate for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer is a key indicator of how effective healthcare systems are in cancer care, reflecting both efficiency in early detection and the effectiveness of treatment. There is a need to further develop the ECIS to enable the monitoring and assessment of cancer screening programmes, which will require the collection of the relevant data from those entities in the Member States responsible for cancer screening. The action will consist in the collection of data from entities in the Member States that are responsible for collecting data on cancer screening, in order to provide this data to ECIS, and develop a piloting of the new ECIS functionality as well as a new separate section to ensure a permanent collection and monitoring of the coverage and performance indicators of population-based cancer screening across the Union. Activities to be funded

1. Preparatory work through meetings (5) and workshops (5) to create a platform in which data and indicators on population-based cancer screening programmes are collected, collated and further assessed under the European Cancer Information System.

2. Actions to support the first piloting of the platform developed under point 1, including collection of available datasets related to breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening programmes.

Eligibility

Participating centres/bodies/institutions are recognised as of public health relevance and able to have access to and/or collect cancer screening data. These include:

  • Networks in the field of public health (responsible for cancer screening);
  • Member States’ authorities; academia and education establishments;
  • Research institutes and civil society organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities).

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

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • Eligible non-EU countries: EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme (third countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries, neighbourhood countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.
Consortium Composition Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries. Project Duration

Projects should last between 12 and 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment). The recommended project duration for this call is 18 months.

Budget

There is a budget of €2 000 000 and one or more proposals will be awarded under this call. The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%). You can apply for a higher project funding rate (maximum 80%) if your project is of ‘exceptional utility’.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




EU4Health: Action grants for the EU Network of Youth Cancer Survivors


EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This call aims to improve the quality of life of children and young adult cancer survivors through improved social networking and the use of a platform to improve the links amongst individuals, patients, cancer survivors, and social and health professionals active in cancer prevention and care across the Union. Deadline: 15 September 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

Building on the experiences gained by several organisations, non-governmental organisations and cancer care institutions active in childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers, the action has the ambition of establishing the new ‘EU Network of Youth Cancer Survivors’ through federating the mentioned bodies to create a Union-wide platform to support the promotion of targeted actions and initiatives, covering the main areas which are of demonstrated benefit to improve the quality of life of young cancer survivors. The activities will be designed taking into account those key factors that may influence childhood cancer survivors’ participation in social networking and programmes tailored to their needs, such as the resources accessed by individuals through a broad range of social connections (‘social capitals of individuals’), social support, family interaction, self-efficacy and self-reported quality of life.

Children, adolescents and young adult survivors will be at the core of the actions and will be the main actors in linking with their countries and/or organisation. A conference will give the possibility to show and share the results of the activities implemented and on-going across the Union, and to discuss as widely as possible the needs and challenges. The EU Network will also be open to establish international links through direct contacts with partners outside the Union or through links with international organisations. Particular attention will be given to actions limiting the disruptive impact of cancer on the education of children and young people affected by cancer. This will happen with the involvement of patients and of formal and informal carers, on a voluntary basis. Activities to be funded
  • Preparatory activities (first 6 months of the initiative). Through meetings and parallel consultations to define / agree on structure, modus operandi, secretariat, annual programme, and other operational and organisational needs, including a costing exercise of the EU Network.
  • Launch of the EU Network (February 2022) – To be organised in the European Parliament and comparable to the launch of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan in February 2021.
  • Starting the activities of the Network through ad hoc missions/webinars/workshop, with the direct involvement of EU Network delegates and ‘Ambassadors’.
  • First general assembly of the Network in Quarter 3 of 2022.
  • Throughout the project, wide visibility of the actions/initiatives of the EU Network will be requested.

Eligibility

Applicants may include civil society organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities), private entities (profit or non-profit), Member States authorities and established networks it the field of public health.

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

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • Eligible non-EU countries: EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme (third countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries, neighbourhood countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Consortium Composition Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries. Project Duration

Projects should last between 12 and 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment). The recommended project duration for this call is 18 months.

Budget

There is a budget of €5 000 000 and one or more proposals will be awarded under this call. The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%). You can apply for a higher project funding rate (maximum 80%) if your project is of ‘exceptional utility’.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.