Health is a highly innovative sector with fast evolving technologies but this also means it is expensive to run the different national health services. EU Public investment in R&I is needed to make sure innovative health care remains available and affordable for all citizens.
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Through European public investment in R&I, innovative high-quality health technologies and health care in general will remain both available and affordable for citizens. A particular attention should be given to making these health systems more accessible and sustainable, in particular through the digital transformation of health and care. These investments will also give the health industry a competitive advantage on the global stage. Finally this cluster also focuses on how people can improve their own lives and prevent illness.
The benefits for citizens will be twofold. On the one hand, this entails that citizens can rely on effective health care services that address their medical needs and reduce the burden on them, their families and communities. On the other hand, people will be assisted in promoting their own health and preventing diseases
The calls are all closely related to the EU4health programme and should create synergies with the latter. Horizon Europe will focus on creating new knowledge, while EU4Health will focus on making the best possible use of this new knowledge for the benefit of citizens and health systems.
The calls for proposals within the health cluster are spread over 6 destinations:
As an integral part of Horizon Europe, a set of EU Missions aim to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. Cancer is one of the 5 official mission areas defined by the Commission. The goal of the Mission on Cancer is to improve the lives of more than 3 million people by 2030, through prevention, cure and for those affected by cancer including their families, to live longer and better.
The newly launched European Partnership for Personalised Medicine (EP PerMed) aims to improve future healthcare for all citizens through personalised therapy, diagnosis and prevention. With a total budget of around €375 million, provided by the EU & more than 50 partners, EP PerMed will significantly support the transnational development o... read more
The Innovative Health Initiative Call HORIZON-JU-IHI-2023-04-two-stage Stage 1 submission has closed on 8 November 2023. 17 proposals have been submitted in total. The breakdown per topic is: HORIZON-JU-IHI-2023-04-01: 3 proposals HORIZON-JU-IHI-2023-04-02: 4 proposals HORIZON-JU-IHI-2023-04-03: 2 proposals HORIZON-JU-IHI-2023-04-04: 5 propo... read more
The Horizon Europe funded ERA4Health partnership has recently launched a new call for projects focusing on 'Modulation of brain ageing through nutrition and healthy lifestyle' - NutriBrain. The aim of the call is to support transnational research projects that focus on the improvement of cognitive brain ageing through nutrition and other lifes... read more
The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has published the draft texts of topics under consideration for inclusion in the next calls for proposals on the Future Opportunities page of the website. Currently, the draft topics are under consultation and it is therefore likely that the topics may change considerably between now and the cal... read more
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Professor Inez Germeys leads the Center for Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, which is a large multi-disciplinary research group focusing on the interaction between the person and the environment in the development of psychopathology. She has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant (INTERACT) and Proof of Concept grant (IMPACT). With these grants professor Germeys and her team researched a new mobile self-management therapy for patients with a psychotic disorder. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Daily Life (ACT-DL) was further developed for the clinical environment. In line with that the Horizon 2020 IMMERSE project aims to thoroughly evaluate strategies, processes, and outcomes of implementing a digital mobile mental health solution.