EU funding news: Third Health Programme

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Research news

1 March 2017

The EU funds health-related work through its Health Programme, delivering its Together for Health strategy. €449.4 million will be awarded over the lifetime of the Programme, between 2014 and 2020.

Through the Programme, funding is awarded for:

  • grants for collaborative, trans-national projects
  • operating grants for non-governmental organisations active at EU level
  • actions jointly undertaken by Member States’ health authorities
  • cooperation with international organisations.

The Programme's objective are to:

  • promote health, prevent diseases, and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles
  • protect citizens from serious cross-border health threats by identifying and developing coherent approaches and promoting their implementation for better preparedness and coordination in health emergencies
  • support public health capacity building and contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems
  • facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens.

Information on budgets for 2017, and the types of calls to be included this year, are available in the Work Programme.

The UK National Health Service European Office is able to provide support for the Health Programme. As the National Focal Point, their role is to assist in implementing the Programme, and disseminating results and impact.

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