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About the EU4Health programme

Overview and top priorities of the funding programme

1031
Projects and actions
Funded under the EU’s previous health programmes
4
Goals
For the European Health Union
10
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
29
Countries
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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