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New call published under 3rd EU Health Programme

The European Commission has published a new call under the third Health Programme 2014-2020 (HP3). The Call for proposals for pilot projects with identifier HP-PJ-06-2016 has a budget of € 1,200,000. The closing date for applications is March 21, 2017. The call has one topic: Rare Disease Registries.The activities to be carried out concern the creation of 3-4 new registries on rare diseases. These registries should constitute key instruments to increase knowledge on rare diseases and develop clinical research. Collaborative efforts to establish data collection and maintain them will be considered, provided that these resources are open and accessible. Registries should be built with the support and according to the standards set up by the European Platform on rare diseases registration and provide all necessary data to the Platform (taking the relevant data protection rules into account). For more detailed information and documents please click here.
The third EU Health Programme 2014-2020 aims at encouraging innovation in healthcare, increasing the sustainability of health systems, improving the health of EU citizens and protecting them from cross-border health threats. The programme builds on the two previous programmes covering the periods 2003-2008 and 2008-2013. Compared to the former programmes the new one concentrates support on a smaller number of activities in priority areas, in line with the Europe 2020 strategy. The programme has four overarching objectives which seek to:

Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle; 
Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats; 
Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems; 
Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens.

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