Background of the project
Social networks are a fundamental aspect of disease prevention as they encompass all of a person’s social relationships. However, the social connections of citizens in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion (EMR) often include cross-border elements such as work, school, and leisure, but mental health services and prevention efforts end at the national border. Additionally, EMR citizens who frequently cross national borders often encounter organizational and financial barriers when trying to access comprehensive mental health services and are often excluded from prevention measures. To effectively address the mental health needs of EMR citizens, a comprehensive approach that takes into account the euregional mobility of individuals is essential.
Activity 1 – Euregional life stories
Five euregional stories that give a voice to EMR citizens and highlight cross-border challenges and barriers related to mental health prevention and care. Additionally, five exemplary social networks of EMR citizens are outlined.
Activity 2- Information sheets
The preparation of two informational sheets, one for citizens and one for professionals, aims to assist both groups in utilizing or providing cross-border mental health services.
Activity 3 – Euregional social media campaign
The development and implementation of an euregional social media campaign is a key element in the realization of the project and the dissemination of the results of the first two activities.
The micro-project euPrevent SoMe is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the project partners within the framework of the project People to People2 Interreg V-A EMR.