The consultancy firm EY has prepared a guide and a toolkit to support Member States use structural funds more efficiently for health. An online platform has been launched to provide these tools to relevant stakeholders. While health is a key sector for support under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for the 2014-2020 programming period, many health stakeholders in Member States may find EU funding mechanisms difficult to understand and navigate.
The ESIF for Health project therefore aims to promote the effective use of ESIF in the area of health, and to ensure that all potential beneficiaries whether officials from the Member States' Ministries of Health, Managing Authorities or other stakeholders have the tools to make practical use of these funds.
The ESIF for Health website (http://www.esifforhealth.eu), presents information about funding opportunities for health, including the specifics of funding in the programming period 2014-2020, in a user-friendly way. The website also provides information about workshops conducted in 12 selected Member States where EY supported dissemination of these new tools."