Vaccination saves 1 to 3 million lives worldwide every year

Why do we see a resurgence of some infectious diseases ?

A strenghtened cooperation at the European level

To fight vaccine-preventable diseases and cross-border epidemics

The project

20 European countries and numerous stakeholders

A European Commission co-funded project

The Team


Vaccine preventable diseases

Vaccination is one of the greatest public health and medicine success stories of the 20th century, saving millions of lives worldwide every year.

Lifelong health

Immunisation protects health throughout life. However nowadays, people are still dying from diseases such as measles that can easily be prevented with vaccines.

European cooperation

EU-JAV aims to strengthen cooperation between European countries to fight vaccine-preventable diseases.

A set of tools

EU-JAV aims at delivering and sharing concrete tools for stronger national responses to vaccination challenges.


Adoption of the Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases

On the 7th December 2018, Health Ministers from the European Union adopted a recommendation from the European Commission to fight vaccine preventable diseases. This Council Recommendation focuses on three main pillars: to tackle vaccine hesitancy and improve vaccination coverage, to implement sustainable vaccination policies in the EU and to reinforce EU Coordination and contribution to global health. The European Joint Action on Vaccination, which was part of the initial proposition from the European Commission, will be instrumental to deliver on the objectives of the Council Recommendation.

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Launch of the European school competition

Launch of the European school competition : REDUCE YOUR CANCER RISK: BE WISE, IMMUNISE. All schools are invited to participate! Deadline 9 April

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20 partners across Europe (17 EU member States and 3 non EU countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Norway and Serbia) coordinated by Inserm.




EU Member states


Non EU Countries


During 3 years (1st August 2018 – 31st July 2021) and with a total budget of 5,800 k€, the project is developing 8 workpackages to reach its objectives.


Work packages




Years duration

This project has received co-funding from the European Union’s Health Programme under Grant Agreement no. 801495.


  • Monitor more accurately vaccination coverage
  • Ensure that everybody in the European Union has access to vaccination
  • Improve forecasting of vaccine stocks and systems for the prevention of shortages
  • Set priorities for research and development on vaccination
  • Enhance the public confidence in vaccination
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