In a joint statement, the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance (CSA) has called for stronger and more sustainable funding mechanisms for health-focused non-governmental organisastion (NGOs). This call comes after a campaign from the EU4Health CSA to guarantee the continuation of operating grants for health NGOs, following on from an event organised in the European Parliament in June with the support of István Ujhelyi MEP.
The joint statement calls for:
• DG SANTE to reinstate a multiannual framework for Operating Grants for health NGOs to correct the current imbalance compared to other sectors.
• The European Commission to take clearer and more coherent action to support civil society in accessing sustainable funding, and to protect civil society from existing threats.
• The European Commission to organise a dialogue between different DGs, the European Parliament and civil society to discuss and review the funding programmes, with the aim of breaking silos and supporting NGOs with more sustainable funding.
The full statement can be read at: https://eu4health.eu/joint-statement-on-sustainable-funding-for-health-civil-society-organisations-csos/