The European Commission has adopted the EU4Health Work Programme 2022, outlining how the EUR 835 million budget for 2022 will be invested, as part of the ongoing work towards the European Health Union. The level of funding is unprecedented and focuses on four areas: crisis preparedness, disease prevention, health systems and healthcare workforce, and digitalisation. In addition, the funding will support work around COVID-19 pandemic responses, Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, and the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA).
The programme will provide funding to eligible entities from Member States, associated third countries, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector in the form of grants or procurement of specific services. Following the campaign from a coalition of NGOs (including Alzheimer Europe), EUR 9 million has been allocated to allow NGOs to apply for operating grants, as well as additional funding for action grants on various topics. The European Commission and the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) will manage the programme. Further information on the 2022 Work Programme can be found at: