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Call 2014: Projects

How to apply

On 26 February 2014 the European Parliament adopted the third Health Programme. The next step in the procedure is the adoption of the Programme by the Council. After this, the 2014 work programme to implement the third Health Programme will be published. Once it is there, Chafea will launch calls for proposals for projects. Detailed information will be available then on the Chafea web-site.

For submitting a proposal for a project the electronic submission system of the HORIZON 2020 Programme will be used. More information will be available when the call is launched.

If your organization is not in the electronic registration system for the FP 7 / HORIZON 2020 and other Programmes i.e. you do not have a 9-digit PIC-number (participant identification code), please register here.

Who can apply?

Country eligibility

To receive EU financial support for a project, i.e. to be a coordinator or other beneficiary, the organisation needs to be legally established in:

  • The European Union (any of the 28 Member States), or
  • An EFTA country, party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway).

Organizations from other countries can only participate as subcontractors or collaborating partners in projects.

Type of organisation

Legally established organisations can be awarded, including, public authorities, public sector bodies, in particular research and health institutions, universities and higher education establishments. They can submit a project proposal as the coordinator or participate as other beneficiary.

How much co-funding?

Normally 60 percent of the eligible costs of the project can be covered by the EU contribution. Given the complementary and motivational nature of EU grants, at least 40 percent of project costs must be funded from partners' sources such as staff costs pertaining to national officials and other external resources.

In cases of exceptional utility, projects can receive 80 percent co-financing of eligible costs. The criteria for exceptional utility are defined in the annual work programme.

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.

General principles

The following general principles apply to funding for projects:

  • 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 cannot get paid twice for the same cost).

All projects should:

  • provide high added value at EU level,
  • involve at least three partners (separate legal entities)  from different countries
  • be innovative, and
  • normally last no longer than three years.

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