Application statusBudgetFund durationGrant sizeHow to accessThemeType of support
Closed€5.3 billion2021-2027N/ACalls for proposalsHealth & Social CareGrants


EU4 Health is the fourth and largest of the EU health programmes. The EU4 Health programme goes beyond an ambitious response to the COVID-19 crisis to address the resilience of European healthcare systems. The programme provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.HaDEA implements the EU4Health programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.

The EU4Health programme is a key pillar to the Commission’s work to strengthen the European Health Union and contribute to the EU's health priorities. The actions funded under the EU4Health programme pursue the following 4 goals and 10 specific objectives:

  • To improve and foster health in the Union
    • disease prevention & health promotion
    • international health initiatives & cooperation
  • To tackle cross-border health threats
    • prevention, preparedness & response to cross-border health threats
    • complementing national stockpiling of essential crisis-relevant products
    • establishing a reserve of medical, healthcare & support staff
  • To improve medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products
    • making medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products available and affordable
  • To strengthen health systems, their resilience and resource efficiency
    • strengthening health data, digital tools & services, digital transformation of healthcare
    • improving access to healthcare
    • developing and implementing EU health legislation and evidence-based decision making
    • integrated work among national health systems

EU4Health will also be investing in urgent health priorities:

  • Response to COVID-19 pandemic and resilience for cross-border health threats
  • Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
  • The Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and other areas:
  • The digitalisation of health systems
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Improved vaccination rates

Who can Apply?

The EU4Health Programme will provide funding to eligible legal entities from the Member States, third countries associated to it, or listed in the annual work programme created under Union law or an international organisation such as health organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and other eligible legal entities.

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