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European border regions are affected by higher levels of unemployment, poorer health, double the level of ageing and more poverty. Living near a border region means fewer opportunities in the field of employment, education, mobility, health care and welfare. This is because the orientation of policy is predominantly national. As a result, crossing a country’s borders can be a daunting task.

  • euPrevent wants cross-border collaboration in promoting health to become a matter of course.
  • euPrevent is a euregional network for sustainable collaboration, that increases the quality of life of residents in the border region between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (theĀ border region).

euPrevent wants residents in the border region to have the highest possible quality of life.

Citizens regularly cross borders. Within euPrevent, knowledge and experience are also crossing borders.

  • euPrevent uses the diversity of systems, structures and initiatives in the euregion as a force: a rich pallet of knowledge and experience is available and close at hand.
  • euPrevent translates international frameworks and research into local communities (e.g. positive health, Health in all Policies, Sustainable Development Goals).

euPrevent is a laboratory for health innovation.

The 36 structural partners form the beating heart of euPrevent. They work together in sub-groups on various health topics.

  • euPrevent initiates concrete euregional collaborations and projects that focus on what we are currently able to influence.
  • euPrevent always works on realising concrete, sustainable results and products.

euPrevent supports a thematic focus and concrete results.

Organisations often have a national orientation and are invited to national networks and exchanges. In border regions it is also important to get to know your immediate neighbours better and work together on a healthy Euregion.

  • euPrevent invests in constructing long-term, euregional relationships. Professionals get to know and trust one another learn: the basic conditions for sustainable collaboration.
  • euPrevent always involves citizens.

euPrevent knows we can achieve more together.