EU4Health: MEPs reach deal with Council on 2021-2027 EU health programme

14-01-2021 - 18:21
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On Monday 14 December, Parliament negotiators agreed on a deal with member states to significantly step up the EU’s action in the health sector through a dedicated 5.3 billion EUR “EU4Health Programme” as part of the EU’s recently agreed long-term budget.

The new programme will support actions in areas where the EU's contribution will clearly be valuable, invest in health promotion and disease prevention measures and prepare European health systems to face future health threats.

Co-legislators have, among others, agreed that at least 20% of the EU4Health budget will be dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion. Stocks of medicines and equipment and substitute medical staff part will also be included in the new programme. The programme will also support for the creation of a European health data space.