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Call: Mentally - access to mental health care and improving mental health literacy

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Health Programme "

The EU is required by its founding treaty to ensure that human health is protected as part of all its policies, and to work with the EU countries to improve public health, prevent human illness and eliminate sources of danger to physical and mental health. The 3rd Health Programme has 4 overarching objectives:

  1. Promote health, prevent diseases and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles taking into account the 'health in all policies' principle,
  2. Protect Union citizens from serious cross-border health threats,
  3. Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems,
  4. Facilitate access to better and safer healthcare for Union citizens.
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Mentally - access to mental health care and improving mental health literacy
Description of call
"Mentally - access to mental health care and improving mental health literacy"
The priorities to be implemented are:
  • To develop and test a multi-applicable framework across European countries and stakeholders in order to achieve the adequate (as needed) access to mental health care (in terms of diagnose and treatment in women and men) in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders within the field of mental health. This should help reducing excessive treatment of individuals in mental distress that do not need specialized help and facilitate best treatment of those who need specialized care.
  • To increase primary care professionals’ competencies, evaluate organization and capacity of care systems, and improve patient outcomes by developing different tools.
The expected result will be a network to add value at European level to help patients. Recommendations will be made to optimize referral processes related to mental disorders and to develop guidelines for evidence-based treatments, with a view to improving patient outcomes and decreasing health inequalities.
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Thematic Focus Health, Social Affairs, Sports
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Eligible applicants Public Services, University, Research Institution
Applicant details Grant applications are eligible if submitted by legal persons. More specifically, the applicants must be legally established organisations, public authorities, public sector bodies, in particular research and health institutions, universities and higher education establishments.
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Proposals must be submitted by consortia of legal entities (with or without legal personality) established in at least 2 different EU Member States.
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 400 000 €. The maximum possible rate of co-financing of the eligible total costs is 60%.
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