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Public Health programme

The Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013 came into force on 1 January 2008. This follows the first Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008) which financed over 300 projects and other actions. 
It is intended to complement, support and add value to the policies of the Member States and contribute to increase solidarity and prosperity in the European Union by protecting and promoting human health and safety and by improving public health.

The programme has three overarching objectives. It seeks to:

  1. improve citizens' health security
  2. promote health
  3. generate and disseminate health information

Source: Europa, Public Health portal, Health program.


  • EU Public Health programme