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Health policies in the future EU budget (2021-2027)

The health aspects of the ESF+ Programme will facilitate synergies with other EU instruments that provide financing to health-related projects. The ESF+ Programme merges existing funds and programmes

The European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a new European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Programme in May 2018, based on the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027. It will serve as the EU’s main financial instrument guiding investment in peopleSearch for available translations of the preceding link and implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, including health policies.

The health aspects of the ESF+ Programme will facilitate synergies with other EU instruments that provide financing to health-related projects. The ESF+ Programme merges existing funds and programmes including:    

The European Social Fund (ESF) and the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)   
The Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)   
The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme   

The Health Programme.ESF+ Programme financing will focus on three main strands:  

  • The first covers the (ex-) ESF and basic material assistance to the most deprived people   
  • The second will cover initiatives promoting employment and social innovation (EaSI)   
  • The third covers initiatives aiming at preventing health risks and promoting public health.

Factsheet EU Health Budget for the future

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