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Informing Structural and Investment Funds Policy

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) offer a window of opportunity to secure funding for or affect the impacts of large-scale actions on factors contributing to health inequalities.

A key role of SF is to reduce regional economic and social disparities and – in line with Europe 2020 – to promote economic growth and employment as well as an inclusive society approach. Activities addressed to influence economic and social conditions have relevant indirect influences on health.

As such, the HE2020 project supports the innovative approach of using Structural Funds for health gains and social innovation – and the emerging emphasis on achieving added value from EU investments as part of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020.

Project results will be used to inform the negotiations for the 2014-2020 SF period including finalization & implementation of new Strategic Guidelines & priorities for thematic/regional operational programmes in the EU10 and mid-term review of EU10 national reform programmes (2014).

The developed evidence-based & social innovation-informed action plans will be applied systematically through Structural Funds/other sources.

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