Lunch symposium: EU4Health Programme – a vision for a healthier European Union

Friday 12 November, 12:40 - 13:40 CET

Organised by:

European Commission, DG SANTE and Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)


Dineke Zeegers Paget, Executive Director European Public Health Association (EUPHA)


Adrian Pereş, Head of the EU4Health task force, DG SANTE, European Commission
Agnes Mathieu-Mendes, Head of Unit - EU4Health/SMP Food, HaDEA
Florina Telea, Head of Unit EU4Health, HaDEA 


  • EU4Health Programme and annual work programmes
  • Funding mechanisms to implement the annual work programmes and the initiatives currently ongoing
  • Q&A


The EU4Health Programme represents an unprecedented Union level financial commitment for health actions in comparison with previous health programmes. It will work in synergy with and in a manner that complements other Union policies, programmes and funds.

The EU4Health Programme will provide funding to eligible legal entities from the Member States, third countries associated to it, or listed in the annual work programme created under Union law or an international organisation such as health organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and other eligible legal entities. The funding will be provided in the forms of grants, procurement and prizes, directly by the European Commission, DG SANTE, or by the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA).

The symposium will explain the EU4Health Programme’s objectives, highlight main relevant actions from work programme 2021, possible future actions and funding opportunities and harvest input on the most burning health issues in EU and how to address them.