Who can participate?

Organisations from EU countries, the EEA (Iceland and Norway only), European Neighbourhood countries and Western Balkan countries are all entitled to participate in the health programme, according to their specific agreements with the EU.

Even organisations from countries not participating in the programme are encouraged to get involved, where this can help achieve the programme's objectives. Such organisations can be invited by partners from participating countries, if their contribution is considered useful. However, they may neither contribute financially nor receive any funding from the programme.

Participation is open to a wide range of organisations, including:

  • Research institutes and universities
  • Public authorities
  • NGO's
  • Commercial firms

Different participation rules apply, depending on how the initiative is funded. The details are specified in the annual work plan and call for proposals published each year.