The European Commission adopted the 2023 annual work programme of EU4Health.

The EU4Health work programme for 2023 consists of four overarching strands:

  • Crisis preparedness;
  • Health promotion & disease prevention;
  • Health systems & healthcare workforce;
  • Digital;

Cancer is considered a fifth cross-cutting strand.

The work programme for 2023 will also address health-related urgencies in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war against Ukraine. Special attention will be given to mental health, global health, the developments in digital health and medicinal products. The work programme will also address actions to improve the uptake of cancer screening.

With the budget of € 735,8 million for 2023, EU4Health will build the way towards a strong European Health Union, supporting crisis preparedness, disease prevention, health systems and the healthcare workforce, and digitalisation.

Read more about the adoption of the 2023 work programme.

EU4Health programme 2023


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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 implements the EU4Health programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.

Relevant links

Open calls for proposals under EU4Health

Source: European Commission I HaDEA (