EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of the action is to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases by increasing awareness, sharing knowledge and building capacity to improve public health, especially at local level.
he Commission supports the Member States in their efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases, and thus to reach the health targets of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, the Commission is working on a new initiative, ‘Healthier Together – EU NCD Initiative’, which includes five action strands: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, and a horizontal strand on health determinants. In each of these strands, the reduction of health inequalities will be tackled. Besides the actions to be taken forward in the context of this new initiative, stakeholders, including health professionals’ associations and civil society and patients’ organisations, have an important role in tackling NCDs, and in particular those NCDs other than cancer and that do not fall under the five strands mentioned above. This action supports the policy objective of reducing the burden of NCDs and implements the EU4Health Programme’s general objective of improving and fostering health in the Union.
The civil society organisations (NGOs, professional and patient groups) will implement targeted projects and activities, complementing the Member States’ efforts in the design, planning and implementation of best practices, including support to the definition of public health guidelines and healthcare guidelines, to the preparation and roll out of new policy approaches, to the pilot testing of innovative practices, and support actions such as training and twinning, health communication or health literacy. Activities should also include an equity dimension and aim at reducing health inequalities.
In parallel, NGOs and professional and patient groups will have the opportunity to engage in the implementation of complementary actions. Such engagement may include the provision of input for the preparation of public health guidelines, awareness actions, training, piloting or other actions that can benefit citizens directly.
Civil society organisations supporting the priority areas (health professional associations,patients’ organisations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities).
Applications by a consortium of minimum 3 eligible entities from 3 different eligible countries are accepted.
The consortium must include at least one NGO active in the field of health at Union level.
Available budget for this topic: EUR 5 million
Proposals to be awarded under this topic : Up to 7 proposals
The duration of proposals should range between 12 and 36 months (see section 6 of the call document). Given the complexity of the activities to be funded under this topic, the recommended length of a project is 24 months.