Skip to main content
European Commission logo print header

Transfer of Organisational innovations for Resilient, Effective, equitable, Accessible, sustainable and Comprehnsive Health Services and Systems.

Project description

Transferability of the best organisational models to improve healthcare systems

The EU-funded TO-REACH project aims to lay down the groundwork for a joint research programme to enhance the resilience, effectiveness, equity, accessibility, and comprehensiveness of healthcare systems. It will primarily focus on two aspects. Firstly, it will develop a programme for cross-border learning, drawing from good and/or innovative models of care. This will entail ascertaining what constitutes good models of care and what conditions are required for up-scaling and transferability to contribute to the performance of healthcare systems. Secondly, it will concentrate on the development of a funding platform for organisations to enable collaboration and coordination in the joint research programme.


In order to strengthen the sustainability and resilience of health services and systems a unique consortium of governmental and funding organizations plus research institutes, has expressed the ambition to systematically learn from the organisation of care in other settings. Overall objective of TO-REACH is to provide groundwork for a future joint research programme that will contribute to the resilience, effectiveness, equity, accessibility and comprehensiveness of health services and systems. We will do so along two work streams:
A) We will develop a research program on cross-border learning from good (or even innovative) models of care and the conditions needed to transfer them to other settings for implementation. It could refer to anywhere in the care chain depending on the priorities as identified in a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) within this project. Conceptual, methodological and empirical advancement will be achieved through 4 meta-questions that will instruct research under a future joint research programme, linking to what counts as good models of care, what are the conditions required for transferability, what are the conditions for up-scaling, and how do they contribute to the performance of health care organisations and systems.
B) We will build a platform for funding organizations that allows for collaboration and coordination in the project and projected joint research programme. This will synchronize priorities and activities, hence improving the quality and applicability of research with a focus on the topic areas as described under A.
TO-REACH will pursue five specific objectives: Mapping health system challenges and priorities by synthesizing different materials and stakeholder inputs; Developing a framework and providing a knowledge synthesis on the above-mentioned meta-questions; Establishing sustainable cooperation of research funding bodies and links with other initiatives; Developing a SRA through agenda setting at European and Member State level; Disseminating the results of TO-REACH.

Call for proposal


See other projects for this call

Sub call



Net EU contribution
€ 347 210,81
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma

See on map

Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 347 210,81

Participants (28)