EU4Health is the European Union's Programme in the field of health for the period 2021- 2027.
With a total budget of €5.3 billion, it is Europe's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide funding to EU countries, research and health organisations and NGOs.
This funding line aims to significantly improve the health of the European population by supporting the fight against cross-border health threats and strengthening the EU's preparedness and capacity to respond effectively to future health crises as part of building a strong European Health Union.
Specifically, the EU4Health Programme pursues the following objectives:
The 10 specific objectives within the 4 general objectives are:
Cancer is also a primary and cross-cutting initiative and the EU4Health Programme will be implemented in overall coherence, synergy and complementarity with other Union programmes, policies, instruments and actions. The EU actions in the field of cancer control, on the basis of which the hypotheses of projects to be financed by the various Programmes will be constructed, are contained in a specific "EU beating Cancer Plan", published on 3rd of February 2021 (pdf).
The programme, which aims to ensure a high level of human health protection in all EU policies and activities, in line with the 'One Health' approach, has four strands:
EU4Health provides financial support to eligible legal entities from Member States, associated third countries or listed in the annual work programme established under Union law, or to international organisations such as health organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and other eligible legal entities.
The programme is implemented by a new executive agency, the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), which became operational on 1 April 2021.
he financial contribution may cover up to 60% of eligible costs and, in some exceptional cases, up to 80% of eligible costs.
Contributions under the Programme may take the form of grants, prizes and procurement contracts. To implement the programme, the Commission adopts annual work programmes setting out the actions to be undertaken, the breakdown of resources allocated to them and the eligible actions and deadlines.
It is necessary that the participating organisation is registered in the Participant Portal and has a PIC (Participant Identification Code). The PIC for the University of Florence is 999895789.