The WHO RHN-CoR conference:

Keeping people at the centre of health
and sustainable development policies
February and June 2019

Synergies in Health, a regional perspective.

What will our health care system look like in the future? Will health care still be affordable and accessible for everyone? Will we still have enough sufficiently well-trained staff to meet the growing care needs?

These are all questions that the World Health Organization Regions for Health Network (WHO RHN), the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the partners from the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) want to be able to answer. For three days in June, experts and health care professionals from 25 countries will meet to discuss preparations for tomorrow’s health care.

The three main themes of the conference are “Equity”, “Participatory Approach” and “Human Resources for health”.

Citizen summits

Health care of the future is not just a matter for professionals. The voices of citizens are also important. On 9 and 16 February, two citizens’ summits were held in Eupen (BE) and Aachen (DE), where citizens of the 5 regions of the EMR gave their views on health care.


The vision of citizens is included in the three-day conference to be held in June together with experts and care professionals in Aachen (DE), Maastricht (NL), Liège (BE) and Hasselt (BE). This conference will be a starting point for developing a new strategy for the EMR that will guarantee us high-quality and sustainable health care in the future.

25th Anniversary WHO RHN

The partners in the EMR are honoured that the Who RHN is organising their 25th annual meeting in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

Citizen summits
In February, citizens of the 5 regions of the EMR shared their perspective during 2 citizen summits.

In June a 3-day conference was held in the EMR with health professionals from all over Europe.

The WHO RHN – CoR Conference is possible thanks to funding from the People to People project Interreg V-A Euregio Meuse-Rhine and support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the Interreg V A programme EMR.