Project information

Project information
Fostering a European Research Area for Health Research/ERA4Health (ERA4Health)

Project Identification
Project Period
11/2022 - 10/2029
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Medicine
Project Website
Fostering a European Research Area for Health Research
Cooperating Organization
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Deutsches zentrum für Luft - und Raumfahrt
European Clinical Research Infrastructures Netwo
Carlos III Health Institute
Agence nationale de la recherche
Ministero della Salute
Norges forskningsrad
National Science and Technology Council
National Research, Development and Innovation Office
The Health Research Board (HRB)
General Secretariat for Research and Innovation
Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Fundación Pública Andaluza Progreso y Salud
Consejería de Salud y Consumo - Junta de Andalucía
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜB?TAK)
Fundación para el Fomento en Asturias de la Investigación Científica Aplicada y la Tecnología
Dutch Research Council
Agencia Estatal de Investigación
Ministry of Health
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
Latvijas Zin?tnes padome
Lietuvos mokslo taryba
National Centre for Research and Development
Eigen Vermogen van het Instituut voor Landbouw
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen
Ministero dell'Universit? e della Ricerca
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique
Fundacio para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT)

Excellent EU programs push health R&I but are not sufficient. Synergy with strategic initiatives in MS and a new model for impactful collaborations are needed to address the challenges for health. ERA4Health brings the opportunity to increase EU transnational collaborative research funding by creating a funding body for joint programming in priority areas addressing EU Public Health Needs, with total duration of 7 years.
ERA4Health focuses on tackling diseases and reducing disease burden and the following challenges: 1) the increasing demand for a better quality of life and a better care of patients, 2) the need to transform public health care systems in more effective, efficient, equitable, accessible, and resilient ones and 3) the need to strengthen disease prevention and health promotion. In this view, ERA4Health objectives are:

  • SO1- Support relevant medical research including clinical fields and intervention areas (prevention, diagnosis, treatment)
  • SO2- Improve the utilisation of existing health technologies in clinical practice
  • SO3- Build capacity, in particular in conducting Investigator Initiated Clinical Studies at EU scale
  • SO4- Implement and advance the practice of RRI across the breadth of the programme

ERA4Heatlth will be implemented in 2 phases:

  • Phase 1 (2 years) will implement joint calls focused on nutrition and lifestyle-related diseases, cardiovascular diseases and nanomedicine (4 in two years). In parallel, it will establish a supporting framework to overcome the challenges in launching international IICSs joint calls.
  • Phase 2, if the EC approves it: additional multinational calls for IICSs and joint calls for other priority areas will be launched in accordance with the decision of the Health Programme Committee taken at the end of previous Phase 34 partners (20 from EU, 3 Third Countries associated to HE and 2 non-associated, non EU), will commit 90,510,000€, during the 3 first years, as financial support to third parties.


1) updating the strategic research and innovation plan with transnational clinical studies initiated by researchers; 2) publication of project results and outputs, creation of recommended procedures; 3) educational activities aimed at increasing competitiveness to obtain financial support for international academic clinical studies; 4) defining the eligibility and selection procedure and the detailed rules for funding academic clinical trials.

Sustainable Development Goals

Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.

Sustainable Development Goal No.  3 – Good health and well-being Sustainable Development Goal No.  4 – Quality education Sustainable Development Goal No.  5 – Gender equality Sustainable Development Goal No.  9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable Development Goal No.  10 – Reduced inequalities Sustainable Development Goal No.  17 – Partnerships for the goals

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