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These lively workshops will be animated by experienced practitioners in cross-border cooperation. Concrete examples will be discussed, ranging from better ways to forge partnerships and share information, to streamlined patient mobility and tips for jointly managed hospitals, to innovative technologies, eHealth solutions and other useful applications in cross-border healthcare provision.

In the afternoon programme, between 14:30 and 16:00, parallel workshops will explore a range of possible healthcare cooperation measures under the following three broad headings…

Workshop 1 – Direct services to citizens: Treatment, diagnostics and emergency care

Case 1: ZOAST – Zone of organised access to cross-border healthcare



Secretary, Mutualité Socialiste du Luxembourg

Case 2: CBD HEALTH – Cross-border health: The Irish experience CBD-Irish experience


Catherine Donohoe

Coordinator, National contact points for Cross-border Healthcare Ireland

Case 3: TRISAN – Trinational competence centre for your health projects



President of the economic division and infrastructure for the Karlsruhe administration committee, TRISAN -Euro Institut

Patrick Jouin

Coordinator, TRISAN -Euro Institut

Case 4: VÄLTEL – Mixed Zone för Välfärdsteknologiska TestLabs


Asa Hofsten

Project Leader, VälTel

Bodil Landstad

Professor, VälTel

Workshop 2 – Enabling factors to improve healthcare providers: Workforce training and high-cost capital investment

Case 1: EMS – When emergency medical systems erase borders


Jean-Louis Valls

Director, Communauté de Travail des Pyrénées

Case 2: DOLJ-VRATSA HEALTH – Coordinating and supporting the modernisation of public health services in Dolj-Vratsa


Daniela Elena (Pîrîu) Baluta

Head of European Affairs, Regional Development and Projects, Dolj County Council

Case 3: HAFF – Healthacross for future

(Austria/Czech Republic)

Kerstin Kittenberger

Deputy Head, Healthacross Initiative

Julia Winkler

Coordinator, Healthacross Initiative

Case 4: RARESCREEN – Innovative, Polish-German trans-border programme for early diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases in newborns


Dr Maria Giżewska

Vice Head of Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Diseases and Cardiology Department, Pomeranian Medical University

Workshop 3 – Innovation and knowledge production: Knowledge-sharing, management and cross-border care research

Case 1: EUPREVENT – Improve the health situation for citizens in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion (EMR)

(The Netherlands/Belgium)

Brigitte Van der zanden

Director, EU Prevent

Case 2: RARENET – Trinational network for education, research and management of complex and rare diseases in the Upper Rhine


Prof. Dr. Reinhard Voll

Medical Director (Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology), University Clinic of Freiburg-im-Breisgau

Florence Danscoisne

Coordinator (Legal Entity EGTC, Governance, Joint Strategy for Research and Education), University Clinic of Freiburg-im-Breisgau

Case 3: HEALTH (SALUTE-ZDRAVSTVO) – Integrated Territorial Investment: building a network of cross-border health services


Sandra Sodini

Director of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, ITI Salute-Szdrastzvo (managed by EGTC GO)

Case 4: NEURNET – Care management network for patients with pharmaco-resistant epilepsy and patients with late-stage Parkinson’s

(Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Croatia/Montenegro)

Dzenita Hukic

Project Manager, Federal Ministry of Health/NeurNet

Aida Spahić,

Assistant Project Manager, Federal Ministry of Health/NeurNet