Call 2013: Projects
The call for proposals for 2013 is closed.
How to apply
In accordance with the EU Health Programme, a call for proposals for projects is launched every year. The next call is expected in early 2014.
For submitting a proposal for a project you need to fill in and send an application form. Note that the application form varies, depending which project proposal call you would like to respond to.
If you are planning to apply for a project grant in one of the following areas:
- Improve access to early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and timely treatment and care of most vulnerable groups and in priority regions
- Addressing chronic diseases and promoting healthy ageing across the life cycle
- Supporting the priorities of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
If you have questions about this call please contact Chafea Helpdesk at EAHC-PHP-CALLS@ec.europa.eu
Who can apply?
To receive EU financial support for a project, i.e. to be a main beneficiary or associated partner, the organisation needs to be legally established in:
- The European Union (any of the 27 Member States), or
- An EFTA country party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway), or
Organizations from other countries can only participate as subcontractors or collaborating partners in projects.
Type of organisation
Non-governmental organisations, public sector bodies, public administrations, universities, higher education establishments, public and private research institutions can submit a project proposal as the main partner or associated partners.
How much co-funding?
Normally up to 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 up to 80 percent co-financing of eligible costs.
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 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 can not get paid twice for the same cost).
All projects should:
- provide high added value at EU level,
- be innovative, and
- normally last no longer than three years.
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 projects involved in average 6-10 partners.
This means that they should involve as many organisations as possible and at least two mutually independent legal entities - one main partner and one associated partner - established in two different eligible countries.
Exceptionally, a project may have only one beneficiary as long as it offers a European dimension by itself (e.g. a pan-European association).