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European Commission adopts the Health Programme's Work Programme for 2018

Wednesday 13 December 2017

The Work Programme for 2018 will focus resources on European Reference Networks for rare diseases, health promotion and mitigating cross-border health threats

The overall budget for 2018 is just over €62 million, with 64% being allocated to grants, 24% to procurement and 12% to other actions including prizes.

Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said "I welcome the adoption of the 2018 work programme of the Health Programme 2014-2020. Our budget is indeed relatively modest but I aim to support actions that deliver undisputed EU added value – such as connecting expertise on rare diseases and preparing a robust response in the event of a serious cross-border health threat. This can make a real difference to European citizens' health and wellbeing."

All grants for projects will be implemented through a call for proposals, organised and managed by the Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) which will be launched in the first half of 2018.

For more information on the Health Programme, and to read the 2018 Work Programme in full: