ClimateHealthCLUSTER 1 – HEALTH | Destination #2: Living and working in a health-promoting environment

March 2, 2023
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Destination #2 of Cluster Health is referred to as “Living and working in a health-promoting environment”. Under the umbrella of this Cluster of Health, there are in total six distinct destinations or impacts, each one related to a specific area of the broad issue of health. Here we will analyze destination #2.

Where does destination #2 aim at?

  1. Creation of new pieces of evidence, methodologies, and tools to understand, identify and assess the risks and benefits for health, and to enable health-promoting and disease-preventive policy actions. 
  2. Support the EU’s environment and health policies and overarching policy frameworks such as the European Green Deal, the future 8th Environment Action Programme, the EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work, and the European Environment and Health Process (EHP). 
  3. Development of new and improved health interventions and technologies. 
  4. Strong collaborations across sectors and with other Horizon Europe clusters dealing with issues such as “one health”, agriculture, food, environment, climate, mobility, security, urban planning, social inclusion, and gender.  

Which Horizon calls address destination #2?

Each cluster of Horizon Europe is addressed by the so-called “calls”, a kind of announcement from the European Commission to all stakeholders, and to everyone interested in applying for funding for a project or a research idea.

Calls are also announced for each destination of each cluster. Thus, for this destination #2, calls for proposals are directed towards the Key Strategic Orientation KSO-D Creating a more resilient, inclusive and democratic European society of Horizon Europe’s Strategic Plan 2021-2024. Research and innovation supported under this destination should contribute to the impact area “A resilient EU prepared for emerging threats” and in particular to the following expected impact, set out in the Strategic Plan for the health cluster: “living and working environments are health-promoting and sustainable thanks to a better understanding of environmental, occupational, social and economic determinants of health”. In addition, research and innovation supported under this destination could also contribute to the following impact areas: “Good health and high-quality accessible health care”, “Climate change mitigation and adaptation”, and “Clean and healthy air, water and soil”

Specifically, there are two calla under destination #2, Living and working in a health-promoting environment of Cluster 1-Health, that have a number of topics. 

Call – Environment and health (Single stage – 2023) has four topics:

The deadline to submit proposals is 13 April 2023, 17:00 CEST.

Call – Environment and health (Two stage – 2024) that has one topic. It opens on 30 March 2023 and the deadline for applications is on 19 September 2023 (for the first Stage), and 11 April 2024 (for the second stage)

Calls for proposals are published on the Funding and Tenders portal, where applicants can find the scope of funded activities and relevant details.

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Info day on cluster Health 

European Commission organized a virtual Info Day for all the destinations of Cluster 1 – Health on 19 January 2023. 

Find the presentation of destination #2 of Cluster Health here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNUjZUEpcqA

Find an overview of all the presentations for all six destinations made during the Info Day here: https://research-innovation-community.ec.europa.eu/events/2zRJQrIdbL7rCriIJbBN4l/overview

You can find more in the Info Day on social media by using this hashtag: #CL1INFODAY and on Horizon Europe’s accounts, @HorizonEU

Read more about Cluster Health here: https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe/cluster-1-health_en

If you want to apply for funding for Cluster Health, find information here: Funding and Tenders portal.

Other destinations of Cluster Health

Cluster Health, has in total six destinations or impacts:

  1. Staying healthy in a rapidly changing society
  2. Living and working in a health-promoting environment
  3. Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden
  4. Ensuring access to innovative, sustainable, and high-quality healthcare
  5. Unlocking the full potential of new tools, technologies, and digital solutions for a healthy society
  6. Maintaining an innovative, sustainable, and globally competitive health-related industry

Read about the other destinations in our upcoming blog articles.

Stay tuned!

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