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EU4Health – Action grants for the Computer-aided Drug Repurposing for Cancer Therapy Project – 2021

The EU4Health Programme aims at improving human health throughout the Union and ensuring a high level of protection of human health in all Union policies and activities.

3 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Health
Regions European Economic Area, European Union
  • Countries associated to the EU4Health Programme;
  • Countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To identify potential viable effective anti-cancer drugs by making use and piloting ‘in-silico drug repurposing’.


  • Priority 1 : Launching of an EU platform based on ‘computational drug networks’ to predict, in-silico, the efficacy of approved drugs against relevant cancer targets, as well as to select better responder patients or disease biomarkers.
  • Priority 2 : Start with cancers with poor prognosis and rare cancers, and using high-performance computing

Among financed actions

  • Launch an EU platform based on ‘computational drug networks’
  • Development of a concept for drug re-purposing in the field of cancer care with focus on innovative computer aided approaches;
  • Proof of concept and piloting of the approach;
  • Devise and test models for closer collaboration among stakeholders;
  • Concept for the sustainable establishment of an EU platform and recommendations for further development work.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 36 months.


  • Be a legal entity (public or private);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.
  • Amount of the grant: 3 million euro;
  • Co-financing rate: up to 80% of the total eligible costs.

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