The EU4Health programme was adopted as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to reinforce crisis preparedness in the EU. The EU4Health programme will bring a contribution to the long-term health challenges by building stronger, more resilient and more accessible health systems.

EU4Health will:

  • Boost EU’s preparedness for major cross-border health threats
  • Strengthen health systems so that they can face epidemics as well as long-term challenges.
  • Make medicines and medical devices available and affordable, advocate the prudent and efficient use of antimicrobials as well as promote medical and pharmaceutical innovation and greener manufacturing.

Visit the programme website.

EU Budget

€835 Million for 2021-2027 funding period.

Who can Apply?

Academia and education establishments, research institutes, hospitals; Public health authorities; Member States’ authorities, established networks in the field of public health, enterprises in the field of public health, private entities (profit and non-profit), professional associations, international organisations and civil society organisations (associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities.


Amanda Daly, National Focal Point. Health Research Board. Email: