Project CoViva

The project aimed to develop the visibility of the EMR but also to encourage the development of small projects (“Vadeameacum”). Three films were produced to highlight euregional cross-border in health through different approach of how citizens and professionals are involved in the policy process in the EMR (film with results from citizens summit, film about EMR and cross border in health, and film about SDGs).

Project frame

 Final target group: citizens of the  EMR and professional in healthcare

Duration : 17 September 2018 – 30 June 2019

Focus of the project

To make a compilation of 3 film of maximum 2-4 minutes:

  • The first one was a report from what was happened during the Citizens Summit about Public Health. The video was shot on 09-02-2019 (Eupen) and 26-02-2019 (Aachen)
  • The second one was to give citizens and professionals an idea about the quality of life in the EMR, but also to show something of the EMR in pictures.
  • The third was designed to show how the EMR already contributed to the SDGs.

All of them were with 4 versions in terms of language: NL, DE, FR, EN.


The vademaecum includes 25 projects led by partners from different regions. CoViVa project revolves around this vision of the citizen and this will then be introduced during a WHO RHN CoR conference at which professionals will talk about the themes equity, particpatory approach and human ressources in health. This is also a way to give to different target group a idea about the quality of life in the EMR. Pictures allow a dynamic approach and allow to visualize the atmosphere of the different in public health.

The main idea of every film is to focus on:

  • the future of health and wellbeing of populations;
  • regional and local initiatives and projects;
  • interactive learning;
  • exchange of practical knowledge on what works and what doesn’t work and how things were solved when applicable.


In itself the cooperation between the WHO , CoR and the EMR is not new:

  • Health is a topic of interest of both. It is clear that health in itself is not a topic of the European Union, however health is inextricably bound up with economic and social development: without a healthy society, there will not be an economic and social sustainable society.
  • Many regions in the EU are member of both: WHO RHN and CoR.
  • Both are in the process of developing a new strategy for the period after 2020.
  • The goals of these organisations can strengthen each other.

This can be seen already as an important reason to organize a conference between the WHO RHN and the CoR and to use video tools to show the field reality.


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests”.

The cross-border partnership opens up new opportunities and makes an important contribution to the quality of life for the Euregio’s approximately four million inhabitants.