More than one in three Europeans live in a cross-border territory. Cooperation between health services, facilities, providers and authorities has the potential to transform proximity to a border from a common problem to a joint opportunity leading to better health outcomes, local innovation, jobs, and growth.
Setting up cooperation projects across borders is notoriously tricky. But it needn't be that way. This is why the European Commission is organising the Conference "Enhancing Healthcare Cooperation in Cross-border Regions" on 4 December 2018, to present the results of a pioneering mapping study of successful cooperation projects and its toolkit for practitioners interested in setting up cross-border cooperation themselves.
The conference is a prime opportunity to discuss new perspectives in cross-border healthcare and help shape future programming to tackle stubborn administrative, financial, legal, linguistic, demographic and cultural barriers to success. Delegates can discover how cross-cutting EU policies and pioneering efforts can make a tangible difference on the ground. Because when it comes to saving lives and caring for people in need, health always transcends territory. This is the spirit and working rationale behind the European Commission's support to territorial cooperation in border areas – the so-called INTERREG programmes – and other regional activities.
14.15 – 16.00
WORKSHOPS – PRESENTATION OF CASES (PARALLEL WORKSHOPS)
Workshop 3 – Innovation and knowledge production:
Knowledge sharing, management and cross-border care research
Case 3.1 – Reinhard Voll and Florence Dancoisne, EUCOR/RARENET (Upper-Rhine FR-CH-DE)
Case 3.2 – Sandra Sodini, ITI Salute-Zdravstvo (IT-SI)
Case 3.3 – Brigitte Van der Zanden, EU Prevent (Euregio Meuse-Rhin)
Case 3.4 – Dzenita Hukic and Aida Spahić, NeurNet (Croatia-Bosnia Herzegovina-Montenegro)