Two new calls published under 3rd EU Health Programme

The European Commission has published two new calls under the third Health Programme 2014-2020 (HP3): The Call for proposals for projects 2017 and Operating grants 2018-2021. The Call for proposals for projects 2017 with identifier HP-PJ-2017 has a budget of € 250,000. The call Operating grants 2018-2021 (HP-FPA-2017) opens March 28, 2017. The budget available for the grants is € 5,000,000. The deadline for both calls is June 15, 2017.

For the Call for proposals for projects 2017 applications can be submitted for the topic Supporting Member States in mainstreaming health promotion and disease prevention in health and educational settings. This action aims to communicate the potential of health promotion and disease prevention and health determinants in the Member States and to increase the commitment of public authorities to this topic.


For Operating grants 2018-2021 applications can be submitted for the topic Financial contribution to the functioning of non-governmental bodies. Operating grants may be awarded to non-governmental bodies that pursue one or more of the specific objectives of the Health Programme.


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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