Health (Cluster 1)

Cluster 1, ‘Health’ aims to meet EU goals and priorities on promoting and protecting human health and well-being, preventing diseases and decreasing the burden of diseases and disabilities on people and communities, supporting the transformation of health care systems and fostering an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive European health industry. A healthy population is vital for a stable, sustainable and inclusive society. Economic growth is only possible on the basis of a healthy population.

To tackle these issues, Cluster Health defined six Intervention Areas:

  • Health throughout the Life Course
  • Environment and Social Health Determinants
  • Non-communicable and Rare Diseases
  • Infectious diseases
  • Tools, Technologies and Digital Solutions for Health and Care
  • Health Care Systems

Cluster 1 is organized in six Destinations or Expected Impacts:

Destination 1: Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society

Destination 2: Living and working in a health-promoting environment

Destination 3: Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden

Destination 4: Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable and high-quality healthcare

Destination 5: Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society

Destination 6: Maintaining an innovative, sustainable and globally competitive health-related industry


The Work Programme for Cluster 1 for the 2021 – 2022 period may be found at this link. You can also visit the Funding and Tenders Portal to look at the published topics individually.

For more information on Cluster 1 and related NCP services, contact Emilie Fonck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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