The call for projects covers the following areas:
- Implementation of best practices - The main objective is to support pan-EU collaboration between health and/or social services actors at national, regional or local levels to help Member States to reach the UN/WHO voluntary global targets on non-communicable diseases and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”. There will be two calls for proposals for action grants under this item, one on best practices to promote good health and prevent non-communicable diseases and one on integrated care.
- Supporting Member States voluntary cooperation in the area of pricing through the Euripid Collaboration - The overall aim of this action is to support voluntary cooperation between Member States by putting in place and maintaining a cooperative tool to exchange information on national policies in the area of pricing of medicinal products. The grant will contribute to further establishing the Euripid database as a method of effective voluntary cooperation between Member States. The aim is to increase the capacity of pricing and reimbursement authorities so that health systems can perform better in the area of pharmaceutical expenditure and on pharmaceutical policies in general.
- Orpha codes project – Currently, only a small fraction of rare diseases have codes in international nomenclatures, making it a challenge to trace patients with rare diseases in national and international health information systems. The objective of this action is to support Member States in improving information gathering on rare diseases through the implementation of Orphacodes (the rare diseases specific codification system).
Eligible participants should be legally established in the EU and be either public authorities, public sector bodies, universities and higher education establishments or NGOs. Since the programme aims to enhance cooperation, the projects should involve at least three partners from different countries as well as provide added value at EU level, be innovative and last no longer than three years.
The EU Health Programme is intended to support cooperation to increase knowledge exchange and improve public health in the EU by awarding grants and tenders to applicants to advance four general objectives:
- Promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles considering the ‘health in all policies’ principle;
- Protecting Union citizens from serious cross-border threats to health;
- Contributing to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems;
- Facilitating access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens
The current programme runs from 2014-2020 and has a budget of €449.4 million.
For further details on the financing mechanisms and priority action areas, please consult the Annual Work Programme 2018.