This part of the Innovation and EU funding section is regularly updated with information on other EU funding opportunities of potential interest to the NHS. At present the main focus of EU health funding of interest to the NHS can be found on our Research Framework Programme page. The calls for projects were published in July 2010.
Other funding programmes that may be of interest to NHS bodies are outlined below.
EU Funding for pan-European research networks
Researchers across Europe have an opportunity to attract EU funding for pan-European research networks through the COST initiative
Cost is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, which supports the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. It does not fund research itself, but provides a platform for European scientists to cooperate on a particular project and exchange expertise. These projects are called "Actions".
There are 9 domains within COST, they include:
- Biomedicine and molecular biosciences
- Materials, physics and Nanosciences
- Individuals, Societies, Culture and Health
- Information and Communication Technologies
COST has an annual budget of EUR 1.5 billion and operates on a continual open call basis in order to attract the best proposals. For more information please contact email@example.com
Progress is the EU's employment and solidarity programme. It aims to support employment, social inclusion and positive working conditions. The programme runs until 2013 and has a budget of EUR 743.25 million.
More information on the Progress programme can be found here.
Youth in Action
This programme supports youth development and seeks to encourage the inclusion of young people regardless of their educational, social or cultural background through non-formal learning, intercultural dialogue and mobility within and beyond the EU borders.
The programme runs untill 2013 and has a budget of EUR 885 million. More information on the Youth in Action programme can be found here.
The Daphne III programme aims to combat violence against high risk groups, including women and children.
The programme runs until 2013 and has a budget of EUR 109.3 million. More information on the programme can be found here.