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Horizon 2020 - Health, topics of work programme 2016-2017


The European Commission published the draft Work Programme 2016-2017 of the first Horizon societal challenge

The overall strategic orientation for the 'Health, Demographic Change and Well-being' Work Programme 2016-2017 is 'promoting healthy ageing and personalised healthcare'.

The work programme forsees 3 calls for proposals, structured in different topics:

1. Call - Personalised Medicine

1.1 Understanding health, well-being and disease

  • SC1-PM-01-2016: Multi omics for personalised therapies addressing diseases of the immune system
  • SC1-PM-02-2017: New concepts in patient stratification
  • SC1-PM-03–2017: Diagnostic characterisation of rare diseases
  • SC1-PM-04–2016: Networking and optimising the use of population and patient cohorts at EU level

1.2. Preventing disease

  • SC1-PM-05–2016: The European Human Biomonitoring Initiative
  • SC1-PM-06–2016: Vaccine development for malaria and/or neglected infectious diseases
  • SC1-PM-07–2017: Promoting mental health and well-being in the young

1.3 Treating and managing diseases

  • SC1-PM-08–2017: New therapies for rare diseases
  • SC1-PM-09–2016: New therapies for chronic diseases
  • SC1-PM-10–2017: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare interventions in the adult population
  • SC1-PM-11–2016-2017: Clinical research on regenerative medicine

1.4 Active ageing and self-management of health

  • SC1-PM-12–2016: PCP - eHealth innovation in empowering the patient
  • SC1-PM-13–2016: PPI for deployment and scaling up of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing
  • SC1-PM-14–2016: EU-Japan cooperation on Novel ICT Robotics based solutions for active and healthy ageing at home or in care facilities
  • SC1-PM-15-2017: Personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age

1.5 Methods and data

  • SC1-PM-16–2017: In-silico trials for developing and assessing biomedical products
  • SC1-PM-17–2017: Personalised computer models and in-silico systems for well-being SC1-PM-18–2016: Big Data supporting Public Health policies
  • SC1-PM-19–2017: PPI for uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records SC1-PM-20-2017: Development of new methods and measures for improved economic evaluation and efficiency measures in the health sector

1.6 Health care provision and integrated care

  • SC1-PM-21-2016: Implementation research for scaling-up of evidence based innovations and good practice in Europe and low- and middle-income countries

Coordination activities

  • SC1-HCO-01-2016: Valorisation of FP7 Health and H2020 SC1 research results
  • SC1-HCO-02-2016: Standardisation of pre-analytical and analytical procedures for in vitro diagnostics in personalised medicine
  • SC1-HCO-03–2017: Implementing the Strategic Research Agenda on Personalised Medicine SC1-HCO-04–2016: Towards globalisation of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial resistance
  • SC1-HCO-05–2016: Coordinating personalised medicine research
  • SC1-HCO-06–2016: Towards an ERA-NET for building sustainable and resilient health system models
  • SC1-HCO-07–2017: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)
  • SC1-HCO-08–2017: Actions to bridge the divide in European health research and innovation
  • SC1-HCO-09–2016: EU m-Health hub including evidence for the integration of mHealth in the healthcare systems
  • SC1-HCO-10–2016: Support for Europe’s leading Health ICT SMEs
  • SC1-HCO-11–2016: Coordinated action to support the recognition of Silver Economy opportunities arising from demographic change
  • SC1-HCO-12–2016: Digital health literacy
  • SC1-HCO-13-2016: Healthcare Workforce IT skills
  • SC1-HCO-14–2016: EU-US interoperability roadmap
  • SC1-HCO-15-2016: EU eHealth Interoperability conformity assessment
  • SC1-HCO-16-2016: Standardisation needs in the field of ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing

2. Call - Digital Security Focus Area

  • DS-03-2016: Increasing digital security of health related data on a systemic level

3. Call - Internet of Things

  • IoT-01-2016: Large Scale Pilots

In order to reach the objectives of societal challenge 1 there are also other actions:

  • Fast Track to Innovation Pilot,
  • InnovFin Infectious Diseases, supported by the European Investment Bank (EIB),
  • Innovative Medicines Initiative programme (IMI2),
  • European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership programme (EDCTP2),
  • Horizon Birth Day Prize;
  • Sme Instrument (SMEInst-05-2016-2017 - Supporting innovative SMEs in the healthcare biotechnology sector; SMEInst-06-2016-2017 - Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing Well),
  • eHealth events.

The provisional budget of the work programme is 933 million of euros (500 million of euros for 2016, 433 million of euros for 2017).

Draft work programme 2016-2017

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