The Program aims to improve and promote health in the Union to reduce the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases by:
This action will contribute to address vulnerabilities within the Union related to procurement, stockpiling and distribution of medical countermeasures as outlined in the HERA mission.
The proposed action supports Member States in organising a thorough assessment of public procurement in the health sector at national and/or regional level by way of collective intelligence.
This assessment should be organised by relevant national/regional stakeholders that will involve interested Member States’ authorities. The assessment will be organised in working themes that will facilitate exchanges and will collect and analyse the information and data provided. Working sessions and conferences will be organised in Member States that require this support in the preparation of the national or regional procurement strategy. A European conference will be organised in order to inform Member States on the recommendations provided, including on good practices and will encourage further exchange of experience.
Specific action-level indicators for reporting purposes
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 60%). Your organisation can apply for a higher project funding rate (maximum 80%) if your project is of “exceptional utility”. Actions shall be considered to have exceptional utility where at least 30% of the budget of the proposed action is allocated to Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the Union average; or the project concerns actions with bodies from at least 14 Member States and where at least four (4) are from Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.
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 or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement.
For the specific eligibility criteria (including consortium composition and type of eligible applicants) of each topic, please visit the detailed description of the topic of your interest in the call document (section 2).
Ministry of Health, Department of European Affairs
Ms MAKRIGIORGI Elena
(Publish Date: 23/09/2022-for internal use only)