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.


Launch of the European Joint Action on Vaccination

The European Joint Action on Vaccination (EU‐JAV), coordinated by France (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, Inserm, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Solidarities), was launched on September 4, 2018 in Paris. The kick‐off meeting brought together the European Commission, health ministries, international policymakers and organisations, institutes, universities from 20 countries and a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society and manufacturers' representatives, working on vaccination policy and health services.

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14th eHealth Network meeting

Tyra Grove-Krause (WP5 leader) represented the EU-JAV at the 14th eHealth Network meeting on 13th November and presented the activities that will be developed regarding Immunisation Information systems.

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FEAM workshop on vaccination

Genevieve Chene (EU-JAV coordinator) presented the European Joint Action on Vaccination at the FEAM Forum workshop on Vaccination. The aim of the workshop was to trigger discussions on the followin

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20 partners across Europe (17 EU member States and 3 associated countries) coordinated by Inserm.




EU Member states


Associated countries


Over 3 years (1st August 2018 – 31st July 2021) and with a total budget of 5,800 k€, the project will develop 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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