The Program aims to improve and promote health in the Union to reduce the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases by:
The aim of this action is to provide Member States with evidence-based knowledge to be transferred to further design, plan, and implement prostate, lung, and gastric cancer screenings. Methodological approaches will be aligned and coordinated with the European Guidelines and Quality Assurance Schemes for breast cancers.
This action will support the optimisation of knowledge transfer, a better understanding of the needs, and the design, planning and development of possible options for future implementation of targeted screening on prostate, lung, and gastric cancers. In addition, the action will support initiatives to fill the existing gaps in knowledge and to fine-tune and improve the Member States’ approaches to the early detection of prostate, lung, and gastric cancer. It will help to align and ensure consistency in addressing a set of basic requirements that are currently being dealt with in a piece-meal manner in Member States.
These activities will develop and roll-out pilot projects through pan-European cooperation, with a special focus on addressing questions that are still open, including on cost-benefit and optimal benefit-harm balance and potential impact on health inequality of prostate, lung and gastric cancer screening programmes including the identification of appropriate financing mechanisms.
The beneficiaries will also take into account the work done and ongoing of the European Commission Initiative on Breast and Colorectal Cancer, and the recommendations of the European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control, with specific reference to governance, organisation, and evaluation of cancer screening.
In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in EU Member States or EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme (third countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries, neighbourhood countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement.
For the specific eligibility criteria (including consortium composition and eligible applications) of each topic, please visit the detailed description of the topic of your interest in the call document.
Ministry of Health, Department of European Affairs
Ms MAKRIGIORGI Elena
(Publish Date: 25/02/2022-for internal use only)