EU4health funding

Funding opportunities under EU4health

There are significant new funding opportunities for HSE service areas in 2022, as €835 Million will be made available to EU members under the EU4health Programme.

The EU4Health Programme is an integral part of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and post-COVID-19 recovery.

In terms of key priorities for funding, the 2022 programme is based around five key strands:

  • Crisis preparedness and preventing shortages of medicines
  • Disease prevention, early detection and health promotion
  • Research that supports the fight against cancer and Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
  • Reforming and strengthening health systems and the healthcare workforce
  • Health digitalisation

The EU4Health Programme will support a wide range of actions across these strands.

Funding applications:

The HSE EU and North South Unit are tasked with co-ordinating HSE funding applications and are contacting senior managers of the relevant areas directly to identify projects or programmes that suit the funding criteria.

Joe Ryan, National Director for Operational Performance and Integration, said the opportunities the programme provides “will contribute significantly to the post Covid-19 recovery. I welcome the significant funding offering from the Programme in 2022.”

Paula Keon, Assistant National Director at the HSE’s EU and North South Unit, said the EU4Health Programme “provides an added dimension to EU Investment in health across member states addressing the post pandemic recovery.”

“The EU and North South Unit looks forward to working closely with HSE colleagues in developing new funding proposals and taking full advantage of the collaborative opportunities offered by EU4Health,” she said.

Applications deadlines

Application deadlines for each of the five priority areas have yet to be finalised but regular calls for proposals will be issued throughout 2022 and communicated to the relevant HSE Managers. Individuals are not eligible to apply for grants under the EU4Health Programme.

For further information on EU4Health HSE, contact Michael O’Brien, Corporate Business Manager, EU and North South Unit. E-mail: Michael.obrien15@hse.ie Phone: 071-9820430/087-7102641,

Health Research Board

The Health Research Board (HRB) is the designated National Focal Point for the programme in Ireland, offering dedicated end-to-end advice in the form of technical expertise and practical guidance to all those interesting in finding out more, or wishing to apply. The HRB works closely with the EU North South Unit and the Department of Health in promoting the Programme across the HSE.

Full details on EU4Health and the 2022 work programme