European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) provide important opportunities for investing in policies and actions that tackle a range of socio-economic determinants of health inequalities. However, despite the availability of these funds there are many challenges to overcome when developing an idea and translating it into an investable proposal for funding. In part, it is important to unlock the potential that ESIF have as a funding framework and ensure that what is available is in fact accessible.

This questionnaire aims to identify predisposing factors and barriers for using ESIF for possible health equity projects (e.g. projects aiming to address health gaps between populations, projects focusing on socio-economic determinants, improving access to health services, health promotion initiatives, helping vulnerable groups, projects for active and healthy aging, de-institutionalization, or community based care). 

We would like to invite you to fill in this questionnaire. It  should take you just a few minutes, but your answers are very valuable to us.

If you have any questions about this research, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you.

Oana Neagu
University of Maastricht
HealthEquity-2020 project (