The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a need for coordination and cooperation at a European, national, regional and even local level in the health sector. The pandemic has unveiled already-existing weaknesses in EU countries’ supply chain and public procurement.
The "Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector – HERA" supports the policy priority to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and implements the EU4Health programme’s objective of protecting people in the EU from serious cross-border health threats.
The aim of the call is to support EU countries in organising a thorough assessment of public procurement in the health sector at national and/or regional level.
The call is expected to:
- Develop new/ improved national and regional strategies on public procurement;
- Make current practices more resilient and efficient all over the Union;
- Increase preparedness for future health crises.
The total budget amounts to € 5 million and the deadline for applications is 21 February 2023, 17:00 (CET).
More information is available on the call web page.
Three other calls proposals have been published under the EU4Health 2022 Annual Work Programme on cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
A dedicated info session took place on 19 October 2022.
Access the recordings and the presentations.
EU4Health, with a budget of €5.3 billion, is the fourth and largest of the EU health programmes. The EU4Health 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.
Public health website of the European Commission
- Publication date
- 15 September 2022
- European Health and Digital Executive Agency
- Programme Sector
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