Grant to the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) The European Commission will make a contribution towards activities of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)[[https://www.gacd.org/]]. Expected Impact. Proposals should set out a credible pathway to contributing to one or several expected impacts of destination “Tackling diseases and reducing disease burden”. Expected Outcome. Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcome: This will enable the European Commission to take part in GACD, which brings together leading health research funding agencies of key countries (currently Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, UK and USA) to coordinate research activities addressing on a global scale the prevention and treatment of chronic, non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, mental and neurological diseases, lung diseases and cancer. ScopeRecommendations of GACD are expected to have a fundamental value for future orientation of public health research policy. This will also contribute to the implementation of the Union’s strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation.This grant will be awarded without a call for proposals according to Article 195 (e) of the EU Financial Regulation and the relevant provisions of the Horizon Europe Regulation to the legal entity identified below as it manages the GACD (even if located in a third country, its participation is essential for the implementation of the action – Art. 19(2)b of Horizon Europe basic act).