EU4Health call for tenders on mental health training and exchange programmes for health professionals

Mental health is as important to our wellbeing as physical health. On 7 June, the European Commission published a new comprehensive approach to mental health with 20 flagship initiatives and EUR 1.23 billion in EU funding.

One of these flagships, number 15, aims to support more and better trained professionals in the EU by achieving the target of around 2000 professionals trained across the EU by 2026 and on average 100 exchanges per year.

Within this context, HaDEA has launched the call for tenders “Capacity-building on mental health: multidisciplinary training programme and exchange programme for health professionals”.

The contractor will:

  • Design, create, pilot, implement and evaluate a multidisciplinary hybrid training programme and an EU exchange programme for professionals working in the area of mental health;
  • Develop a study to identify the needs, gaps and obstacles of current knowledge, competences and training needs of health professionals;
  • Produce a toolkit on an EU multidisciplinary approach to mental health capacity-building.

Estimated budget: €9 000 000

All interested parties are invited to send their applications by 4 September 2023 16:00 (CEST).

Learn more and apply on the eTendering portal.


EU4Health, with a budget of €5.3 billion, is the fourth and largest of the EU health programmes. The EU4Health programme goes beyond an ambitious response to the COVID-19 crisis to address the resilience of European healthcare systems. The programme provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.

HaDEA manages the vast majority of the total EU4Health budget and implements the programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.

The Commission’s new comprehensive approach to mental health delivers on the commitment of President von der Leyen in the 2022 State of the Union Address, and adds a pillar to the European Health Union. This approach is a first and important step to put mental health on par with physical health and to ensure a new, cross sectoral approach to mental health issues.

Source: European Commission I HaDEA (