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About the Horizon Europe - Health programme

Overview and top priorities of the funding programme

€6 billion
Budget managed by HaDEA
€593 million
Budget for 2024 calls for proposals
Covering 18 topics
€119 million
Budget for the 2024 Cancer Mission call
Covering 6 topics

Horizon Europe is the research and innovation programme of the EU for the period 2021-2027. The programme facilitates research collaboration and strengthens the impact of R&I in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. As part of the Horizon Europe Pillar 2 (global challenges and European industrial competitiveness), HaDEA implements actions under Cluster 1 ‘Health’, including the Mission on Cancer, and Cluster 4 ‘Digital, Industry and Space’. 

Cluster 1 ‘Health research’

Pillar 2, Cluster 1 ‘Health’ contributes to six expected impacts, known as destinations, set out in the programme’s strategic plan:

  • Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society;
  • Living and working in a health-promoting environment;
  • Tackling diseases & reducing disease burden;
  • Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable & high-quality healthcare;
  • Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society; and
  • Maintaining an innovative, sustainable & globally competitive health industry.

Through these destinations, Cluster 1 will contribute to the EU’s health priorities.

It tackles complex challenges such as evolving demographics (ageing, multi-morbidities), the need for greater resilience and equity in our healthcare systems and better preparedness to face change in our societies.

(c) European Commission, 2023

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