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European Commission’s Health and Digital Executive Agency becomes operational

Thursday 01 April 2021

On 1 April, the European Union announced that the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) has formally commenced its work, taking over the function of others agencies, including the now-abolished Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA). The new body manages European programmes and initiatives on behalf of the European Commission, working across Directorate-Generals including CNECT, DEFIS, GROW and RTD, with SANTE as the lead DG. HaDEA will contribute to the implementation of a number of programmes, including:

  • EU4Health programme: EUR 5.1 billion
  • Horizon Europe - Pillar II, Cluster 1 - Health: EUR 4.8 billion
  • Digital Europe Programme: EUR 0.8 billion
  • Connecting Europe Facility - Digital: EUR 1.7 billion
  • Horizon Europe - Pillar II, cluster 4 - Digital, Industry and Space: EUR 5.5 billion.

It is expected that HaDEA will manage a budget of over EUR 20 billion over the 7-year period of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). You can read more about the new agency here: https://hadea.ec.europa.eu/index_en

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