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About the programme

EU4Health is the EU’s response to COVID-19's impact on medical and healthcare staff, patients and health systems in Europe. The new programme will go beyond crisis response to pave the way for a stronger, healthier and more resilient Health Union. EU4Health is the largest health programme ever and will invest over €5 billion over seven years (2021-2027) to improve health in the Union.

The programme aims to

  • improve and foster health in the Union
  • protect people in the Union from serious cross-border threats to health
  • improve medicinal products, medical devices and crisis-relevant products
  • strengthen health systems


  • a Member State or an overseas country or territory linked to it
  • a third country associated with the Programme or a third country listed in the annual work programme
  • a legal entity created under Union law or an international organisation

Some exceptions might apply.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under EU4Health.

Calls for tender

Open and upcoming calls for tender related to EU4Health.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programme

3rd Health programme

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Cohesion, Resilience and Values


Recovery and Resilience

Climate contribution

No target set in the legal basis ()

Total budget 2021-2027

5.75 billion ((current prices)