EU4 Health Programme (EU4H)
EU4 Health Programme (EU4H) Budget 9.000.000
Call for proposals for operating grants to non-governmental organisations: financial contribution to the functioning of health non-governmental bodies implementing one or more specific objectives of Regulation 2021/522 (EU4H-2024-OG)
Type of Action
EU4H-OG EU4H Operating Grants
Type of MGA
06 December 2023
31 January 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time
NGOs play a major role among others in providing aid at Union, national and local levels. In the field of health, and especially public health, they provide services directly to patients and individuals being in some cases in the first line of action also during emergencies. NGOs are also essential in bridging the gap between institutions and patients and facilitating communication at national and Union level. These organisations are not-for-profit and therefore necessarily rely on funding from different sources, for instance private donations, national or international contributions, however it is important they address funding sustainability of their operations.
NGOs’ expertise and contribution are expected to be of added value in relation to NCDs, in particular on cancer, addressing important health determinants including the harmful exposure to second-hand smoke and aerosol, ageing society, vulnerable groups and rare diseases. Poor nutrition, physical inactivity, obesity, tobacco use and the harmful use of alcohol (which are risk factors common to other chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases) may also require attention.
The demographic changes, in particular the ageing society, challenge the sustainability of health systems and disorders, such as dementia, and age-related diseases and disabilities may need to be addressed. Patients and health systems need to have access to sustainable, efficient, equitable, and affordable high-quality medicinal products, including in the cross-border context, to fully benefit from those medicinal products on the basis of transparent, consistent,and patient-oriented medical information.
The views of the patients with complex or rare diseases and conditions that require highly specialised treatment, and concentrated knowledge and resources, need to be heard and their access to diagnosis and high-quality healthcare improved. Furthermore, there is a need to protect people in vulnerable situations, including those suffering from mental illness and those living with or most affected by communicable or non-communicable diseases and chronic diseases. There is also a need to promote activities, which address and prevent the collateral impact of health crises on people belonging to such vulnerable groups and actions that improve mental health.
The operating grants linked to a specified timeframe and specific outputs or results are intended to provide support to health NGOs that pursue one or more of the general objectives (Article 3, (a) to (d), of Regulation (EU) 2021/522) and through the specific objectives defined in Article 4, points (a) to (j), of Regulation (EU) 2021/522.
The objective is to ensure the participation of health NGOs in activities that are necessary to implement one or more specific objectives of the EU4Health Programme. Hence, operating grants should provide support to the functioning of certain NGOs during 2024 for activities including awareness raising on various health aspects, communication and dissemination,capacity building and training, expert collaboration, and networking.
Through their core operational activities, the health NGOs will deliver on increased health literacy and health promotion, capacity building and networking; and contribute to the optimisation of healthcare activities and practices by providing feedback from patients and facilitating communication with patients.
The beneficiaries are expected to further demonstrate in their proposals the Union added value of their activities and commit to deliver concrete results such as: online materials, webpages, manuals and tools on case studies promoting health in schools, factsheets and relevant literature, materials for teachers on health literacy, and assistance and promotion of twinning with other schools in the Union capacity-building and training activities to reduce the impact of risk factors for non-communicable diseases; new approaches to promote healthy and sustainable diets; expert guidance and peer-to-peer connections; and collaborate in shared areas of activity.
Some of the beneficiaries’ activities are expected to contribute to the implementation of non-legislative policy initiatives and/or the implementation of relevant Union health legislation. Such activities will support the implementation of the planned revised Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments and key actions in this context.
The beneficiaries will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, capacity building related to their expertise and should cooperate with other civil society organisations and international organisations (e.g., the WHO and other organisations).
Offer promoted by Unitelematica Leonardo da Vinci
UNI LDV promotes awareness and training courses dedicated to the promotion of health. In collaboration with the Register of Wellbeing Consultants, the FIAMS Italian Martial Arts and Sports Federation has developed a TV project of 30 Tolck Show episodes called "Health & Wellbeing" on the julius Plus platform distributed in 175 countries around the world. It has launched Scientific Research Laboratories in order to study the best diets, lifestyles and fitness activities.