New calls open under the 3rd EU Health Programme

EU funding opportunities

The Third EU Health Programme (2014 – 2020) is the instrument through which the European Commission complements and supports the policies of Member States in order to improve public health and reduce inequalities, encourage innovation and sustainability of health systems, and protect EU citizens from serious cross-border health threats.

The Programme, managed with the assistance of the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (Chafea), is implemented through annual work plans, that establish both priority areas and criteria for funding.

The work plan for 2015 will cover the following calls for proposals, under some of the specific objectives foreseen by the programme:

Promoting health, preventing diseases and fostering supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the “health in all policies” principle

PJ-01-2015: Gathering knowledge and exchanging best practices on measures reducing availability of alcoholic beverages

This action addresses the phenomenon of heavy episodic drinking among youth and supports Member States in their commitment to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages and harmful use of alcohol by young people.
The initiatives funded will allow the identification and exchange of good practices targeting youth belonging to lower socioeconomic groups.

The available budget under this topic is 1.7 million euro (one or more projects to be financed)

PJ-02-2015: Early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis

This action aims to support EU Member States in improving access to hepatitis test for people at risk and access to high quality care with affordable antiviral, without excessive burden on national health system finances and further specify the appropriate methods to prevent the (re) infections.

The indicative amount of funding for the topic is 1.6 million euro (one or more projects to be financed)

PJ-03-2015: Early diagnosis of tuberculosis

With this call the Commission intends to respond to the increasing incidence of tuberculosis, particularly among vulnerable groups such as migrants, homeless, prisoners and people who inject drugs, and strengthen national capacities in the disease prevention and control.
The action will facilitate the cooperation between EU Member States, in particular in relation to vulnerable groups, in order to improve early diagnosis and enhance the integration of care.
The available budget is 1.9 million euro (one or more projects to be financed).

Contributing to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems

PJ-04-2015: Support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities

Based on the preliminary results of the European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy aging, this action is intended to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of good practice at local, regional or national level and exchange of best practices between Member States, supporting the potential of innovation and integration of health and care, as well as enhancing the independent living and participation of elderly in community life.

The indicative amount of funding for this topic is 2.5 million euro (more projects will be funded).

Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens

PJ-05-2015: Common assessment methodology on quality, safety and efficacy of transplantation therapies

This action aims to build a common assessment methodology to evaluate and monitor the safety, quality and effectiveness of the therapies (transplantation and/or other type of clinical applications) using human tissues and cells.

The available budget is 1.3 million euro (one or more projects to be financed).

Beneficiaries of the funding must be legally established organizations, public authorities, public sector bodies (in particular research and health institutions, universities and higher education institutions).

Projects must be submitted by partnerships including at least three independent legal entities (one coordinator and two beneficiaries) established in three different eligible countries.
Eligible applicants must be established in one of the 28 Member States, in Norway or Iceland (EEA/EFTA countries).

EU financial contribution will normally cover up to a maximum of 60% of the eligible costs of the project. In cases of exceptional utility, the contribution may be increased up to 80%.
Proposals must be submitted online via the Participant Portal until the 15th of September.

More information and all official documents regarding the calls for proposals are available at the following page:

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