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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
About the EU4Health programme

Overview and top priorities of the funding programme

Projects and actions
Funded under the EU’s previous health programmes
For the European Health Union
Specific objectives
Complementing the EU4H programme goals
€311 684 898
Budget for calls
Under the 2021 work programme
€5.3 billion
Total budget
For the funding period 2021-2027 in current prices
Eligible for funding under the EU4Health programme

EU4Health is the EU’s largest health programme in monetary terms, with a budget of €5.3 billion in current prices. The EU4Health programme goes beyond an ambitious response to the COVID-19 crisis to address the resilience of European healthcare systems. EU4Health provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.

Together, these proposals will ensure that the EU is healthier, more resilient, and better prepared. While implementing these actions, we will send a clear signal to European citizens that their health is our priority

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

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:

and other areas:

  • the digitalisation of health systems
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • improved vaccination rates

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