The following values are central to all euPrevent programmes and projects:

Euregional cooperation

Living and working in a Euroregion creates special opportunities. Through euregional cooperation, euPrevent uses the diversity of systems, structures and initiatives in the border region as a strength. The rich pallet of knowledge and experience that is available nearby is used on a Euroregional basis.

Citizen participation

euPrevent considers it important to involve all stakeholders in our activities. Also the citizens. This happens in different ways:

  • Citizens are represented by citizens’ organisations, self-help groups or patient associations.
  • Citizens have an active role in projects. For example, in a citizens’ council that is actively consulted during a project.
  • Citizens are asked for their views and ideas in citizens’ summits.

Short impression of the 2 euregional Citizen Summits that were held in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (Aachen and Eupen) in Februari 2019.

Knowledge building

At euPrevent, knowledge and experience cross borders. Where possible, we then try to make this knowledge and experience available to everyone. We do this by:

  • Organising conferences, workshops and study tours,
  • Writing and sharing publications,
  • Developing online tools that can be used independently.


Besides sharing existing knowledge, euPrevent also develops new knowledge where necessary. For example, a Euroregional youth survey has been conducted since 2001, making comparable Euroregional data available. Since little comparable data is available in the border region, euPrevent, Sciensano, Kreis Düren and GGD Zuid Limburg have set up a structural partnership to collect these data and make them available. The results are shared with the public by means of the online  Euregional Health Atlas.


euPrevent wants to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of the border region. All activities are therefore aimed at a sustainable impact. Even within temporary projects, it is always ensured that there is a sustainable result, which remains available even after the project ends.