Call 2013: Joint actions
The call for proposals for 2013 is closed.
In accordance with the EU Health Programme, a call for proposals for Joint Actions is launched every year. The next call is expected in early 2014.
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.
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 18.104.22.168 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.
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.