First EU4Health Calls Set to Open Next Month

First calls under the new EU health programme scheduled for 29 July launch.

EU4Health is the EU’s response to COVID-19, which has had a major impact on patients, medical and healthcare staff, and health systems in Europe. The new programme will go beyond crisis response to address healthcare systems’ resilience.

The 2021 EU4Health work programme focuses on crisis preparedness, disease prevention, stronger health systems and healthcare workforce and digital, with cancer as a cross-cutting priority. The first five calls for proposals under the 2021 work programme for action grants are:

  • Updating the European Cancer Information System to monitor and assess cancer screening programmes
  • Inter-speciality cancer training programme
  • Quality and safety of radiation technology in diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • EU Network of Youth Cancer Survivors
  • Substances of human origin (SoHO) – increase resilience, ensure continuity of supply and access to safe and high quality therapies, in particular in times of crisis

Applicants should be legally established organisations in EU Member States, including overseas countries and territories (OCTs).

Applications will also be accepted from EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme (third countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries, neighbourhood countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Applications to the first EU4Health calls are scheduled to open on 29 July 2021 and close on 15 September 2021 (17:00 CEST).