euPrevent speaking on EU Conference
27 November 2018

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Conference Enhancing Healthcare Cooperation in Cross-border Regions

On December 4th 2018 the European Commission will host a Conference on Enhancing Healthcare Cooperation in Cross-border Regions’. Brigitte van der Zanden will talk about Crossing Borders in Health in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine.

About the event

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.

Aimed principally at professionals in the health and cooperation fields, this compact event showcases good practices and creative solutions in cross-border health cooperation, and the challenges that border regions have encountered and overcome.

Examples of health cooperation vary from information-sharing, to streamlined patient mobility, to jointly managed hospitals, innovative technologies and eHealth solutions.