Transforming Health and Care Systems project

Transforming Health and Care Systems (THCS)

The Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate team is a partner and work package leader in a new Horizon Europe funded project European Partnership on Transforming Health and Care Systems (THCS).

 The project, which is led by the Italian Ministry of Health, has 64 partners from 26 countries and will be focussing on the transition towards more sustainable, resilient, innovative and high-quality people-centred health and care systems.

THCS core activity is the funding of research and innovation projects through joint transnational calls on common priorities and topics. In parallel, a set of side activities bridging the gap between science and policy, supporting capacity building and implementation will also be promoted.

The kick-off event was hosted in February 2023 in Rome by the Italian Ministry of Health and brought all partners together for the first time.

Representatives from the European Commission’s Directorates for General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) and for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), as well as the newly established European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA), were also present at the meeting testifying the strategic importance and EU-added value of this initiative.

The first transnational Joint call is expected to be launched in March 2023.

 You can follow all news and remain updated about THCS via its website – and social media and

Funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme – Grant Agreement Nº: 101095654. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.