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Call for proposals to support the roll-out of the second cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme


Publication date
15 September 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
Level of funding
EU level




High-quality cancer care depends on a high-quality workforce. The inter-speciality cancer training programme helps to deliver a more skilled and mobile cancer workforce through cross-border training and information sharing.  This call aims to extend the implementation coverage of the first cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme through enrolling new cancer centres, as well as additional trainees and trainers. 

Activities/actions supported

Activities to be funded under this calls  will roll-out the second cohort of training opportunties, and, in addition, will organise a dissemination event to present the outcomes of the training. More specifically, proposals are expected include activities to train medical doctors and nurses and other specialised staff working in cancer centres in the three specialties of clinical oncology, surgery, radiology and radiation oncology with the aim of optimising the inter-speciality approach and cooperation. The training programme will follow a coaching and mentoring approach with regular reporting and assessment of skills developed. In addition, proposals should provide training in at least 15 Member States, with the participation of trainees from a minimum of 100 different cancer centres across the EU. Participation of trainees from Ukraine should also be foreseen.

Anticipated outcomes

Anticipated outcomes include an increased e coverage of the inter-speciality cancer training programme across the EU; upskilling and re-skilling of healthcare professionals; as well as greater cooperation between cancer services across Member States. 

Institution providing the funding


Size of funding

€7 million



Overview of eligibility criteria

Applicants must be legal entities established in an eligible country (i.e., EU Member States; EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Programme) and can include the following organisations: academia and education establishments, research institutes, hospitals, expert networks, Member States’ authorities and established networks in the field of public health. Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 15 eligible entities established in at least 7 different eligible countries.

Overview of award criteria

The proposals will have to follow the standard submission and evaluation procedure (one-stage submission + one-step evaluation).  Proposals will first be checked for formal requirements (admissibility, and eligibility). Proposals found admissible and eligible will be evaluated  against the operational capacity and award criteria and then ranked according to their scores. The operational award criteria include the following: relevance, quality, and impact. 

For further details on eligibility and award criteria, please see the text of the call at:



Application procedures

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the European Commission's Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System, and using the following forms:

  • Application Form Part A containing administrative information about the participants and the budget for the project.
  • Application Form Part B containing the technical description of the project

Both Forms can be found in the link to the funding opportunity below. 

Application support available

Further support can be found in the EU Funding & Tenders Online Manual at:


Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info