Call 2013: Joint actions
The call for proposals is closed.
In accordance with the work plan 2013 of the EU Health Programme, a call for proposals for Joint Actions is now open. The deadline to submit the proposals is 22 March 2013 (tbc) (date of poststamp).
A workshop on Joint Actions was held in December 2012. The presentations are available here.
Who can apply
Joint actions are activities carried out by the European Union and one or more Member States or by the EU and the competent authorities of other countries participating in the Health Programme together.
Member States/other countries participating in the Health Programme which wish to participate in joint actions must declare this intention to the Commission. With the exception of NGOs operating at EU level, only organisations established in Member States/other countries participating in the Health Programme which have made this declaration can apply for participation in joint actions.
The priority areas eligible for financing as joint actions in 2013 are specified in the 2013 Work Plan.
Please consult the list of expressions of interest to know which countries plan to participate in which Joint Action (last update 23-01-2013).
How much co-funding
EU contribution cannot exceed 50 percent, except in cases of exceptional utility where it can go up to 70 percent. Exceptional utility co-financing of 70 % is envisaged for the joint action ‘Facilitating collaboration among the Member States for the effective operation of the pharmacovigilance system in the EU’ (point 220.127.116.11 below) because of its contribution to the effective implementation of EU legislation in this field. In other cases the assessment of exceptional utility will be carried out according to the criteria indicated in the 2013 work plan.
Please note that overheads (indirect costs) are not eligible for the applicants receiving an operating grant from the Union budget during the period in question.
If you are interested in participating in a Joint Action, please read the document: Call for proposals for Joint Actions.
Please also consult: "What's new in the call 2013?"
Joint Action on good practices on donation, collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution of gametes for assisted reproductive technologies and haematopoietic stem cells for transplantation
- Application form for joint actions (Adobe Reader 9.5 or higher is required)
- Call for proposals for joint actions
- Guide for applicants
- Financial Viability (Adobe Reader 9.5 or higher is required)
- Model grant agreement
- Legal entity form for public entities
- Legal entity form for private companies
- Financial identification form - the "Privacy statement"
- Form to report incomes NEW
- Decision establishing second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-13)
- Financial Regulation and its implementing rules
The following general principles apply to funding for joint actions:
- Co-financing rule: you need to have your own financial resources or financial resources of third parties to contribute to the costs of the project;
- Non-profit rule: the grant may not have the purpose or effect of producing a profit for you;
- Non-retroactivity rule: you can get co-funding only for the costs incurred after the starting date stipulated in the grant agreement;
- Non-cumulative rule: each action may give rise to the award of only one grant to any one beneficiary (you can not get paid twice for the same cost).
Partners across Europe
Proposals should provide a genuine European dimension in order to make sense both technically and in terms of policy. Depending on the scope of the action, previous joint action involved on average 25 partners.