Study on cross-border cooperation
Read the full study: Results of the study on cross-border cooperation
Consult the study’s annexes: Annexes related to the study on cross-border cooperation
Consult the study’s toolkit: Handy toolkit for practitioners interested in setting up cross-border healthcare cooperation
Also read the full study in French (FR): Results of the study on cross-border cooperation
Also read the full study in German (DE): Results of the study on cross-border cooperation
Communication on boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions
The European Commission adopted in 2017 the Communication "Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions" with the aim to overcome obstacles and complexity which undermines the socio-economic development and the cohesive integration of border regions.
The Communication identifies 10 actions addressing some of the legal and administrative barriers to cooperation and promoting the pooling of services along internal borders. A "Border Focal Point" composed of Commission experts in cross border issues coordinate these actions to support national and regional authorities. The “Study on Cross-Border Cooperation on Healthcare”, at the core of this conference, is precisely one of the main outputs of the communication.
Read the EC’s Communication: Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions
Discover more about the different strands of the initiative: Register to the on-line platform
European cross-border cooperation on health: theory and practice
Health concerns us all. Whether we are health professionals or patients, we are all citizens and taxpayers who expect the health care system, a public service, to be of good quality, affordable and accessible.
Health does not know any borders: This means that a patient should be allowed to go to the closest hospital, even if that is in a country different from the one that he lives in.
Download the brochure: European Cross-Border Cooperation on Health: Theory and Practice
The top 10 mistakes patients make in cross-border healthcare
Further reading: The Top 10 Mistakes patients Make in Cross-border Healthcare