Third Health Programme


The Third EU Health Programme is the main instrument that the Commission uses to implement the EU Health Strategy. Annual work plans of the Programme set out priority areas and the criteria for its funding actions. The total budget for the programme is € 449.4 million. The programme has 4 overarching objectives which seek to:


  • Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the ‘health in all policies’ principle
  • Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats
  • Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems
  • Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens


The following calls for proposals are currently open for submission until 15th September, 2015:

HP-PJ-02: Early diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis.

HP-PJ-03: Early diagnosis of tuberculosis.

HP-PJ-04: Support for the implementation and scaling up of good practices in the areas of integrated care, frailty prevention, adherence to medical plans and age-friendly communities.

HP-PJ-05: Common assessment methodology on quality, safety and efficacy of transplantation therapies.