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Call for proposals on prevention of NCDs in the area of dementia and other neurological disorders (DP-g-23-33-02)
EU4Health programme 2021-2027
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This action is part of the Health promotion and disease prevention strand. It supports the policy objective of reducing the burden of dementia and other neurological disorders, and implements the EU4Health Programme’s general objective of improving and fostering health in the Union (Article 3, point (a) of Regulation (EU) 2021/522) through the specific objectives defined in Article 4, points (a) and (i), of Regulation (EU) 2021/522.Examples of such adversities include poverty, unemployment, financial instability, a low educational level, violence, homelessness, and social isolation.
The aim of this action is to complement the implementation of the joint action “DP-g-23-33- 01 ‘Healthier Together’ EU NCD Initiative – Dementia and neurological disorders” led by the Member States, thus helping to reduce the burden of dementia and other neurological disorders in the Union, both at personal and population level, targeting or addressing the related risk factors and their determinants, as necessary.
Expected effects and impacts
The action will implement activities on health promotion and disease prevention and is expected to support the Member States’ efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (approximately 80% of the disease burden in Europe), in particular that related to dementia and other neurological disorders, and to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 3, in particular target 3.4.
The expected results will include initiatives to complement the Member States’ efforts in the design, planning and implementation of best practices, such as for the development of public health guidelines, supporting patient pathways, and support for the preparation and roll-out of new policy approaches, participation in the pilot testing of innovative practices, development of support actions such as training and improving health awareness and health literacy.
The activities will cover the prevention and care of dementia and other neurological disorders, taking into account relevant results of Horizon 2020 projects94, and of relevant Horizon Europe projects, and will run in parallel to the joint action. Activities will include the implementation of projects involving civil society organisations to support the Member States’ authorities in implementing comprehensive public health policies, the development and transfer of best practices, the development of public health guidelines, the preparation and roll-out of innovative approaches and projects supporting patient pathway, and launching of projects, such as on training, health awareness and health literacy, that are expected to have a significant public health impact. Activities should also include an equity dimension and aim at reducing health inequalities.
Regions / countries for funding
Moldova (Moldova), Island (Ísland), Norway (Norge), Ukraine (Україна)
Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions: minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs
- eligible non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc.
Natural persons — Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person).
International organisations — International organisations are eligible. The rules on eligible countries do not apply to them.
Entities without legal personality — Entities which do not have legal personality under their national law may exceptionally participate, provided that their representatives have the capacity to undertake legal obligations on their behalf, and offer guarantees for the protection of the EU financial interests equivalent to that offered by legal persons.
EU bodies — EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission Joint Research Centre) can NOT be part of the consortium.
Associations and interest groupings — Entities composed of members may participate as ‘sole beneficiaries’ or ‘beneficiaries without legal personality’. Please note that if the action will be implemented by the members, they should also participate (either as beneficiaries or as affiliated entities, otherwise their costs will NOT be eligible).
European Reference Networks (ERNs) — These cover networks between healthcare providers and centres of expertise in the Member States to reinforce healthcare cooperation, in particular in the area of rare diseases, in line with the objectives set out in Article 12 of Directive 2011/24.
other eligibility criteria
Specific mandatory deliverables and/or milestones
This action shall support and complement the Member States’ efforts by doing at least one of the following activities:
- Mapping to define needs assessment and subsequent gap analysis in the prevention of dementia and other neurological disorders, such as cerebrovascular diseases (e.g. stroke), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and headache disorders;
- Identification, collection, sharing, adjustment, and replication of best and promising practices on preventing and managing dementia and other neurological disorders and their risk factors (e.g. smoking, poor diet, low levels of physical activity), as well as their roll-out for implementation through population-level health promotion interventions;
- Identification, piloting and evaluation of innovative approaches on preventing and managing dementia and other neurological disorders;
- Development of public health guidelines or recommendations on improved monitoring and screening for dementia and other neurological disorders such as stroke, through the community and/or primary care;
- Development of guidelines and recommendations to better manage dementia and neurological disorders through the implementation of person-centred integrated care models;
- Development of guidelines and recommendations for actions, policies and programmes at national level in addressing dementia and other neurological disorders;
- Development and implementation of complementary awareness-raising activities on dementia and other neurological disorders and their risk factors, with a focus on vulnerable populations, such as displaced people from Ukraine.
Every proposal must include a specific work package with measures aiming at reducing health inequalities, including approaches addressing, for example, vulnerable groups such as migrants/refugees, people living under war conditions, disadvantaged children and women, LGBTIQ, Roma, people with disabilities and others’.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rate fixed in the Grant Agreement (60%). You can apply for a higher project funding rate (80%) if your project is of ‘exceptional utility’, i.e. concerns:
- actions where at least 30 % of the budget is allocated to Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average or
- actions with bodies from at least 14 Member States and where at least four are from Member States whose GNI per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible. Proposals (including annexes and supporting documents) must be submitted using the forms provided inside the Submission System.
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator, beneficiaries and affiliated entities) and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
- mandatory annexes and supporting documents (templates available to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed, assembled and re-uploaded):
- detailed budget table/calculator
- CVs (standard) of core project team
- list of previous projects (key projects for the last 4 years) (template available in Part B)