The ability to react quickly is key to emergency healthcare. Hence, smooth cross-border emergency healthcare is a major contribution to better quality of life for people living in border regions.
This is why the European Union (EU) encourages easy access to health care facilities and stronger cross-border cooperation for healthcare. Despite existing European legal frameworks to facilitate medical treatment across borders, cross-border (emergency) healthcare in the Danube Region entails a lot more.
Hence, Priority Area 10 “Institutional Capacity and Cooperation” aims at fostering mutual learning and capacity building for cross-border emergency healthcare in the Danube Region with a special focus on the following questions:
- How can partner countries set up feasible legal frameworks for healthcare cooperation inside and outside of the European Union?
- How can cooperating partners harmonise or jointly develop administrative healthcare procedures?
- Which standards for medical equipment do we need to establish and which technologies facilitate cross-border cooperation?
- How can cooperating partners overcome the language barrier and establish trust in the quality of cross-border emergency healthcare?