Healthier Together Initiative: call for proposals on non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases represented 80% of the EU’s disease burden before the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Commission is therefore calling for best practices focusing on prevention and management of non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, mental health and neurological disorders, and health determinants, as part of the ‘Healthier together’ – EU Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative.

To support EU countries with reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases and improving citizens’ health, the European Commission invites governmental and non-governmental actors to submit proposals for best practices via the EU Best Practice Portal by 15 May 2022 (midnight CET).

After this date, the European Commission will invite the owners of the top-ranked best practices to present them to representatives from EU countries. This may lead to joint/wider implementation across the EU under the EU funding programmes. The identification, dissemination and transfer of best practices is a priority for the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety with the aim of ensuring progress in health promotion and disease prevention throughout Europe.

Please note that the owners’ active involvement and collaboration is fundamental and expected for the top-ranked best practices.

For more information, please visit the full call for proposals: pb-portal ( your social media marketing partner