EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This call supports the prevention and monitoring of communicable diseases.
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 under this topic:
- 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.
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.
- Applications by either a sole applicant or by a consortium are acceptable.
There is an available budget of EUR 5 000 000 and 1-5 proposals will be awarded under this topic.
Given the complexity of the activities to be funded under this topic, the indicative length of a project is 36 months.