This policy area is covered by the Working Group on Public Health and falls under Subcommittee IV. The EEA EFTA experts follow closely all developments within the EU in the area of public health. Public health matters are included in Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement.
A focal point for the Working Group is the Third EU Health Programme 2014-2020, which is the main instrument to implement the EU’s health strategy. Participation in the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) Health for the 2021- 2027 programme period is under consideration.
The EEA EFTA States also participate in the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.