About the project

About the project

This website has been developed as part of an EU-funded project called “ESIF support in the area of health: building knowledge and capacities for monitoring and implementation, supporting innovation and effectiveness” (ESI Funds for health).


The project aims to gather knowledge on how the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are used to support health investments under the 2014-2020 programming period, and to further develop capacities of Member States and regions to support the effective implementation of ESIF for health.



The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To complement the existing knowledge on ESIF 2014-2020 investments for health on the basis of specific ESIF co-funded projects;

  2. To assess how ESIF 2014-2020 investments for health can contribute to implementing EU health policy goals;

  3. To further develop capacities of relevant actors in EU Member States and regions to support the effective and consistent implementation of ESIF for health.

Project outputs
Summary of findings
Mapping ESI funded projects 2014-2020 (preliminary data, last update: November 2017)
Six thematic mapping documents
For more information on the ESIF projects for each health theme, including overall numbers and types of projects funded in different EU Member States, download the theme-specific mapping documents
Country factsheets
The country factsheets set out the general context of a given Member State and contain an overview of the ESIF health projects identified per health theme.
Interreg mapping documents
These mapping documents contain information on health projects identified within each of the three Interreg programmes.
ESI Funds for health final publication (final version coming soon)
This report assesses the impact of ESIF health-related investments have on the implementation of EU health policy goals in the Member States.
Project database
The project database showcases 60 examples of ongoing ESIF-funded health projects across the EU.
Six workshops are being organised to bring together people involved in ESIF-funded health projects to exchange information and innovative ideas. Each workshop focuses on a health theme and is built around an exemplary project.
Final Conference (6-7 December 2018)
A two-day final conference will take place on 6-7 December 2018 in Brussels to present the findings of the project and to further promote the use of ESIF for achieving health objectives in Member States.
Project leaflet
This is a one-page summary about the ESI Funds for health project.
Final Report

Project management & Partners

The project is managed by the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA) on behalf of the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE ).


The project is coordinated by Milieu Ltd. Other partners include Maastricht University, EuroHealthNet, Health ClusterNET and King-eClient.


The project is funded by the European Union in the framework of the EU's third Health Programme (2014-2020).

The information and views set out in this website are those of the contractor and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Commission/CHAFEA. The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on the Commission’s behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.